Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Field Trip

Here in Michigan, a law was passed a couple years back that said no child shall return to public school before Labor Day. Well, that was yesterday which means that Amanda heads back to the halls of learning today.

As I write this, she and Mom are out picking up some snacks and supplies for her to take to school ... and of course, lots of water and soda pop. Amanda loves her clear sodas.

Which brings me to today's link. Did you know there are still bottlers in the world who make soda pop from rose petals? Or cucumbers? I found a 13-minute video about Galco's Soda Pop Stop in California. I couldn't find out who the gentleman was, but I tell you what, he has instant credibility, and about 500 different flavors of soda pop.

In fact, I did dig a little deeper and discovered that Galco's has an online store if you want to order some. And I did.


My daughter's history class was able to take a trip to Washington, DC last year. She didn't seem too excited, deeming it too "educational" to be any fun.

But when she returned she was bubbling over with enthusiasm and wonder and even awe as she described how they stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, staring at the Washington Monument across the reflecting pool

"Just think, Mom," she marveled, "we were standing in the exact spot where Forrest Gump stood!"

[Wit and Wisdom]


WORDS for YOUR WEEK: "If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers." (Edgar W. Howe)


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