School Trip To Washington DC ~
My 12 year old son John Austin will be going on his first out of state school trip to Washington DC this Thursday. I am very excited for him but I am also nervous. They are leaving the school at 5am and it takes 5 1/2 hours to get there. However, they are only staying one night and will be back Friday at 10pm.
Today I took John Austin shopping for some snacks to take with him on his school trip to Washington DC. I think I may have gone overboard but I didn’t want him getting hungry on his trip. I ended up buying him beef jerky, honey buns, cereal bars, 1 candy bar, 2 packs of gum and 2 bags of popcorn. I hope that will be enough snacks for 2 days.
My childhood school trip to Washington DC
When I was his age, I went to the same school trip to Washington DC that he currently gets to go on, but we went on this trip in the 9th grade instead of the 7th grade. I had such a great time. We stayed in Washington DC for 2 nights and we got to see so many attractions and historical places. I hope my son has as much fun and learns as much as I did on this trip.
Like I said earlier, I am excited for him but nervous. He stays with his friends a lot but if he needs me I can usually be there within 15 minutes. I won’t be able to do this during this trip. Thanks to cell phones, I won’t have to worry about him getting lost at least. If he loses the group, he can always call one of his friends and tell them where he is. Knowing that helps a bunch.
I bought him a digital camera for this school trip to Washington DC. Being the thrifty mom that I am, I bought it from a yard sale page. I am going to tell him to take lots of pictures and I will share some of my favorite ones with all of you.