Friday, November 19, 2010

Thankful for...

Field trips and having the freedom to go on one with 
my favorite 4 year-old.  

Caleb's preschool class recently visited the United States Botanic Garden.  I have always enjoyed visiting the Botanic Garden for its serenity and variety.  Located just to the West of the US Capitol, it's collection of flora and fauna is astonishing.  Definitely a must see for any visit to Washington, DC.


Who'd have thought you could find a jungle in the middle of the Mall?
  
Orchids!

Orchids!

And, more orchids!

Beautiful bird of paradise.

Inside and out, the gardens are just stunning.

  
When I was a child, our field trip options were limited to Ice Palace, the Honolulu Zoo, beach parks where swimming was not allowed, or Christmas shopping at Ala Moana.  Don't get me wrong, my childhood in Hawaii was way above average, but seeing this on an average field trip is nothing short of spectacular.

5 comments:

Donna said...

My kids LOVE field trips, doesn't matter where t.

Cecily said...

You're totally forgetting I'olani Palace and Waimea Falls Park. And I always include the tsunami drills in the field trip category.

Becky said...

Wow! We have to go there when we get to DC.

TulipGirl said...

I love the Botanic Gardens!

Sara said...

I (finally) put up the Roundup - and you're on it! Check it out here:

http://wifemommywoman.blogspot.com/2010/11/state-department-blog-roundup.html

 

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