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We have been so fortunate to become pen pals with a school on Catalina Island, California.  A very good friend of mine is a teacher at Avalon School and asked if we would like to be pen pals for the remainder of the year.  It is a great way for our children to practice vital writing skills.  

The island is a one hour ferry or 15 minute helicopter ride from Newport Beach, California.  Santa Catalina, one of California’s Channel Islands, lies southwest of Los Angeles. It's known for its wildlife, dive sites and Mt. Orizaba, its highest peak. The resort town of Two Harbors lies to the north. To the south, in the city of Avalon, palm trees and cabanas line Descanso Beach. Avalon’s circular, art deco Catalina Casino is a cultural center with a movie theater, ballroom and museum.

Who knows, maybe we could have a field trip there?! ;)