Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A Field Trip to San Antonio

For the last field trip of the year our school board decided to treat us all to San Antonio, and it was indeed a treat.  

We rented a school bus from the local school district, and it was driven by one of the brothers from the church who is a regular bus driver for the district.  
Our first stop was the Witte Museum.  We enjoyed real log cabins, wagons, art, wildlife, and more.  After a picnic lunch a few of our more adventurous students climbed “Mt. Witte".  Several of them made it to the top and rang the bell.
Our next stop was a  river boat ride on the San Antonio Riverwalk.  It was wonderful.  We enjoyed nature, architecture, and history.  It was fun for me to see not only the hospital where I was born, but also the church where my parents were married.  I was blessed to grow up in this beautiful city.  Our guide Danny was full of interesting stories and made the ride even more enjoyable.
Last we walked along the riverwalk to the Tower of Americas.  It was quite windy from the top, but the view was astounding.  I also appreciated the Texas history murals all along the curved walls.
         There was a 4D documentary on Texas that we watched before we went up into the tower.  The part where the bull snorted and water flicked on us was not my favorite part.   
         Tired, we then trod back to the bus and played hangman on the way home.  My favorite part of the ride home was watching the younger and older students interacting, laughing, encouraging and supporting each other.