The field trip was great fun!
Outside of the teacher and the bus driver I was the only other adult on the school bus, the other parent volunteers drove their cars to each site bringing the special needs students on the trip.
Children have untold energy! The bus was LOADED and full of excited talk and lots of smiling faces. I could feel myself smiling back the whole time.
This was my first time to visit Fort Uncompahgre.
You know me…history is my thing… so of course seeing and feeling this time period was a hoot. Made me wonder if I could live this lifestyle…YES!
Well, outside of the fact women were treated rather poorly back then—gambled away, sold off…worked hard…you know…not the best of life…I could do it. At least in my imagination! 🙂
Then on to Indian craft activities, lunch, then another bus ride to the library and the Sheriffs office.
Another cool place the Library– so full of knowledge! The librarians had several activities for the kids, which I found impressive.
Before we walked back to the school there was a nice play time for all the pent up energy.
While Grammy (all the kids called me Grammy 🙂 ) and the other volunteers rested.
Once more I was the only parent who walked back with the teacher. Over 50 children one teacher and one volunteer. What good children they were. No stragglers, no pushing or shoving, some concern from these little tykes that this very old Grammy would have a hard time walking all that way back and up that very steep hill.
But you know what, this Grammy didn’t have any trouble at all. In fact the four little girls that did struggle going up the hill were impressed that Linky’s Gramma could still walk so good. Their concern and surprise put a smile on my face and a song in my heart!
From a very old Grammy, who still feels very young,