I grew up in Wisconsin living life as if every day was a field trip; filled with new things to discover. These days as a mother of an adventurous eight-year-old, my days are split between my full-time job at a local library and my family at home. Every day I look for ways to instill that same sense of adventure and wonder in my son. I’m never far from my camera, art supplies or the next adventure. In my free time I continue my never-ending quest to learn the Spanish language.
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As a child I was enchanted with school field trips. I loved the specially packed lunches, the journey, the excitement, being with friends, and discovering new people, places, and things.
I grew up living life as if every day was a field trip; filled with new things to discover. My Field Trip Training started when I was young. My parents put us in “boot camp” right away, especially my mother. Every negative was turned into a positive, nay, an opportunity. If we were lost, it was “an adventure!” We were lost a lot. If our well thought out plans for a road trip went wrong and we ended up at a mechanic’s getting the family vehicle repaired in a new state, it was “an adventure!” My mother found, and showed us, the adventure in everything, in every day.
As a family we traveled the United States when my brother and I were fairly young. We took our first road trip outside our country in fifth grade on a family road trip to Ontario, Canada. I’ve traveled the world, near and far, ever since, but it wasn’t until our son was born that I realized I was living a field trip lifestyle. I started to see the world through his eyes; everything was, and is, amazing. We’re trying to instill that same sense of adventure in our son.
As a mother that works a full-time job outside the home, more often than not our field trips are close to home and often serendipitous. I hope to take you on our field trips, both mundane and exotic, whether it’s an unexpectedly eventful trip to the grocery store or our annual road trip to Colorado.
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