Please note the Q & A at the end of this post.
YaYa was thrilled to finally have me accompany his class on a field trip. I took the day off and joined several other moms and dads for a day at the Mission de San Juan Bautista.
Everyone had a great time. We couldn’t have asked for better weather, and we were lucky enough to meet a few very interesting folks. There was a blacksmith who taught us about the properties of metal, and a guy who showed us how to make fire when there is no wood around. Did you know that they used buffalo chips as fuel back in the pioneer days?
Leading up the field trip, I was a bit nervous that I wouldn’t be able to handle my load of kids. Fortunately, there was enough volunteers for every group to have two parent chaperones, making it a lot easier to manage of our flock. Even when we took them down to see the fault line (which neither of us could actually identify for them, by the way) they managed to keep within eye, or camera, shot.
Come to find out, we got the cream of the crop. All of the "good kids" wanted to be in my group, although I think it had more to do with my partner in crime than myself. I am grateful for my blessings regardless of how they come about.
After the majority of the mission had been explored to the satisfaction of the little pioneers, we headed for the church.