Yesterday I was gone from 8:30 am to 11 pm, only home for 45 minutes around suppertime - 20 minutes of which I tried to take a quick nap, equalling supper wasn't much and I forgot to eat altogether.
The day started with the second grade walking tour field trip. We walked from the school to town, and proceeded to walk from building to building for the next five hours.
At each tour, the kids opened their passports and got a stamp saying that they'd been there.
The courthouse was the biggest letdown ever. I've been on this tour before, and my big kids had been telling Brian all week - oooh, just wait until you see inside the courthouse! It's SOOO cool! And it is. Only they've eliminated it from the tour and nobody seems to know why. It's been condensed to a brisk waste of a walk in one door and out the other. I would have been more impressed with a walk of the exterior and a mention of the architecture and clock at that point.
Does anyone know why it's been taken away? None of the tour guides or teachers can get an answer as to why.
From there we went to Peanut Row and learned some more history. The kids were sweltering by this time, so I'm not sure how much they took in - but they loved the peanuts that came at the end.
With the courthouse no longer in the running, the Opera House is the favorite part of the tour by the landslide. (If you don't count Dairy Queen)
Random fact: Melissa Gilbert stopped by and visited this very Opera House just last week. Having grown up on Little House on the Prairie, that would have been a kick to be walking downtown and have seen her, but alas - my timing is off as usual.
Brian was a little creeped out though by the feeling of ghosts in the place.
Field trip done, I ran home real quick - hopped in the van and scooted my sunburnt self over to my sister-in-laws for a quick visit and cup of coffee with my sister who is up from Raleigh for a couple days.
I then ran home for my 45 power minutes - then took off with Wendy to volleyball....and to ballooning which was conveniently right next to volleyball.
Last night Denny did an inspection of Jerry's balloon. By law the balloons have to be inspected once a year.
Denny tried to (tease) tell them that there might be some problems, but he needs to work on his poker face.
Rita was in town!
There goes Wendy's ELA teacher - her first flight.
And there goes Denny and Rita.
I slept well last night.
As for today -