Friday, May 2, 2008

5th Grade Over nighter....

So on Wednesday and Thursday I went on a field trip with Natalia's entire 5th grade class to OMSI in Portland. It was quite the experience. If you have never heard of omsi before it is a huge Science camp that tons of students go to everyday to have some great hands on experiences with Science. There is a huge dinosaur display, Life Science section, different labs, IMAX theater with the largest screen in America, Planitarium, and a real submarine. There is a lot more but anyway we had to only bring things that were necessary so as not to pack too much. We were told not to bring a change of clothes just a sleeping bag, pillow, tooth brush, and a jacket or coat. So we went on this great 5 hour bus ride to Portland and went to the zoo first. We were at the zoo for way too long! It rained and was very cold. Then we headed to omsi. We got there and explored for quite awhile then we ate and then watched a couple of movies...one in the Planitarium and then later in the IMax theater. I fell asleep for both movies because it is quite exhausting walking around all day until 11:30 at night. Then explored some more and the kids got to go to several different labs and do some fun stuff. The worst part about this trip is you camp in one of the rooms. Our 5th grade class got to camp on the floor of the Life Science room. So the floor was basically concrete with carpet glued to it. So yeah it was hard. But because I was so tired I actually slept from 11:45 until 6 am without waking up. Amazing I know! The kids absolutely loved it. They had a lot of fun but it was quite exhausting. The bus ride home was probably the longest ever but I am glad I went and got to experience that with Natalia. So hopefully that makes sense and enjoy the pictures. I really like Portland it is a beautiful city!


3 comments:

Are You Serious! said...

♡ Sounds like you guys had fun!

perryfamilyblog said...

You are still my hero just for going with her!!! I don't know if I could do the sleep on the floor, in your clothes, with no shower... and still be civil to a bunch of 11 year old kids, who I'm sure are crazy and wild:) Awesome that you would go and spend the time with Natalia... She is super lucky!!! I'm glad you had fun too! Portland is actually becoming one of my favorite places to visit, there is so much to do and see there... and it is beautiful!! Glad you're home:)

Danette said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. That was very sweet. You gotta love the field trips! This one actually looks like it would have been a lot of fun. How far are you from Portland? The city reminds me a little of Seattle. I love both places and can't wait to get back west. Great job on the photography skills =)