Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Hooky on the first day

Because I am an A+ student, I didn't have a whole lot to do on my first day. I posted my first assignment on Monday. I am not a teacher's pet, so don't even think it. That left my day pretty open yesterday. We decided to go look at fall leaves and visit a local cider mill. Yesterday will forever live in my memory as a really fun family day. We took the very scenic route to the cider mill. We stopped several times to view the sight along the way.
We stopped at the wind mill farm we always pass on the way to my parents. We have wanted to stop many times but always are in too big a hurry. This was just amazing. You don't realize how big they are until you are right there. Need perspective? That's Jason and the kids at the bottom. They make this loud woooshing sound when the blades spin. You can't help but duck even though they blades are thirty feet over your head. This was a very cool part of the day.
Then we drove on and saw some absolutely gorgeous leaves. Fall is really something here. Our final stop was the cider mill. They have a waterfall behind the building that was not to be missed. Just so pretty.
The kids really enjoyed watching them make cider. It was a unique viewing because the building and operation is so old. There isn't room for ropes to separate the viewers for the doers. We got a very up close look. It was a lot of fun. We will almost certainly make it a yearly tradition.


2nd CM said...

You weren’t playing hooky! …. don’t you remember? … they are called Field Trips … (and for and education majors it’s called Student Teaching!) Oh, I wish I could have been there …. but then again, I would have tried to swipe Anna’s green hat and she would have tired to wear my shoes … and it would have been all down hill after that!

I think I’m going to suggest to that education institution that you are using that regular blog posts must be an integral part of the assignments … because I need the smiles everyday during lunchtime. The ducking for the whooshing wind mills really made me chuckle. I didn’t know they had those in NY … I thought those were just in Kansas.

Donalyn said...

What is it about those windmills; they are such fascinating things!

Love that waterfall - and the leaves are gorgeous!

Nap Warden said...

Wow...that waterfall is beautiful. I'd be playing hooky too;)

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

You're smart to work ahead. Lor is taking two online courses this year and I wish she would do that instead of waiting until the last minute. I'm like you...I'd rather get it done and have some down time.

Weezee said...

what a nice day! I love doing stuff like that!