Last Friday I was able to accompany Christopher’s class on a field trip to Duncan Island. I was amazed that having grown up in this small town, I had never been to (nor heard of) Duncan Island. It was quite a drive…on a bus…with fifty 5th graders...and a very colorful bus driver! Interesting to say the least.
It was a drizzly, cool day, but by the time we stepped off the bus, the crisp air was a welcomed change.
Christopher has the coolest teacher this year - he has been such a blessing! And, he's a BEAVER fan! We are kinda hard to come by in this little town of Ducks!
The day was filled with interesting facts about nature and gorgeous scenery. I think the kids had a really good time - such a nice change to sitting in a classroom all day! I loved being outdoors (yes, even in the rain!) and getting to hike all over the expansive property. It really got me to thinking - I don't think I could have gone on this trip 5 months ago. Although the weather would have been considerably better, I couldn't have walked around and been up and down from the ground snapping pictures at a full 90 lbs heavier! I can walk (and run) and still have energy to burn - I feel amazing!
One of my 5th grade teachers asked if he could take a picture of Christopher and I - I'm so glad he did!
These caterpillars were everywhere! I just had to get a shot of the black and orange caterpillar against Christopher's OSU sweatshirt.
It was a great day. There were some funny moments…and some not-so-funny moments (that you may have read about on Facebook), but overall, my son and I were able to make memories and preserve them through photos. And I wouldn't have missed that for the world.