Sunday, April 8, 2007

Finding the positive in any situation

Today was supposed to be a fabulous field trip. We had been on this one last spring and really enjoyed it. We take an open ferry across the bay to an island and visit their estuarium. Afterwards we all have a picnic lunch outside.

My girls had 3 friends spend the night. We got up on time, dressed and packed the cooler. We were all so excited. I was only slightly worried about the weather. When we got out of the car at the ferry dock, I was really worried about the weather. We're here in the deep south. It's been in the 80's lately. We've been to the beach several times. Today it was 45 degrees and blowing like a hurricane!!! We were all freezing. I just kept imagining us as icicles as we crossed the middle of the bay! LOL! We stood in line on the dock for about 30 minutes. Finally, someone came off the ferry and told us there were engine problems and that the ferry would not run today. I have to admit I was a little relieved (maybe a lot!). I couldn't wait to get back into my warm car.

Now onto plan B. Of course all of the kids were disappointed, so we had to think fast. I just knew I wanted to go some place warm. We agreed we would all go to our barn and have a picnic. We have several acres for the kids to roam and lots of trees around us to block the wind. We got there, spread out a blanket in the sun and finally had our picnic. It was so nice. We were even able to take our coats off. We had so much fun. We were able to walk around and explore nature. The kids played in the glen and looked up close at a caterpillar. We discovered the differences between water oaks and live oaks. We spotted several different kinds of flowers and even a beautiful butterfly.

Even though the original field trip was cancelled, the day turned out to be wonderful and full of fun. Plus is was a whole lot warmer!

1 comment:

mom2aejsk said...

We had a blast also, glad to be a part of one of your outings again!
Great pictures! We miss you guys already.