Friday, March 14, 2008

88 4th graders/12 hours= a LONG day

Yesterday was my school's annual 4th grade trip to San Antonio. The 4th graders study Texas history so it is the perfect time to make a trip to see historical places and learn some more about the state. It really is a neat trip for the kids. Over half of these kids haven't been out of Waco, ever! We got an early start leaving at 6:30am. The kids sell candy bars in the Fall to raise money to pay for 2 charter buses, Thank Goodness! We made the 3 hour trip to SA in good time and watched High School Musical 1 and 2 on the bus TVs. It always makes me laugh to see how many hand-held games, mini-dvds, cd players and the like the kids bring. Lots to entertain themselves with.

We started out at the Alamo (of course!) and took a quick tour. Then we spent several hours at the Texas Institute of Cultures. It is a really neat museum and if you haven't visited it next time your in San Antonio you should. Then we head over to the IMAX and watch TEXAS the movie which is about the battle of the Alamo. All in all the kids did a great job and had lots of fun. They were so funny asking questions about the big city.

The really good thing is that today is the last day before I have my week of spring break. Steve has been home this week enjoying some time off. He has stayed busy with my "honey do" list and I really, really appreciate him taking his week off to help :) What an awesome husband I have!!! Since we don't have the same spring break (have I mentioned that before? :) I am taking a girls road trip next week. We were going to go on a cruise but the prices DOUBLED for this week (thanks to most of the schools and colleges being out on spring break) so we decided to be more economical. My friend, Karen, and I are headed to Natchez, Mississippi to visit their Spring Pilgrimage. We are then going to head down to New Orleans for a few days. I am looking forward to a great week.

1 comment:

Crystal said...

Wow! Sounds like y'all had a fun trip to San Antonio. We're heading to Tryon Palace next month with approximately 150 4th graders. We'll be gone all day, on charter buses, just like y'all did. The picture of the kids is really sweet! Hope you and Karen have a wonderful break!