Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Floating down the Tennessee River

Well, it's the end of Max's first school year and today was his last field trip of his kindergarten year. Thankfully, we were able to make up our field trip to the Southern Belle that had to be cancelled due to school closing during the tornado aftermath.

First of it was COLD! It was 90 degrees here last week and this morning it was in the 40s. Seriously! Anyway, we boarded our chilly outdoor river boat adventure with jackets and jeans on in May. The kids were so excited when we took off down the Tennessee River. We found an uncrowded spot on the second deck on the back of the boat and stayed in that area for a while. The kids didn't stay in one place for long and other than a quick potty break, we were outside the entire time. They had a snack of popcorn and coke, got to meet the captain and sit in his driving area, walked up and down the stairs countless times, saw some beautiful sights, and heard the calipso play some music.

After the boat ride we went to a nearby park for lunch and playtime. I know I've said it before but I am so thankful Max was in a great class this year. The kids are all sweet and get along really well for the most part. I haven't went on one unenjoyable field trip at all this year or been regretful I helped out in the classroom after the fact. We are looking forward to the summer break but the Southern Bell Riverboat was a great way to end the year!

Kindergarten classes of OES

Luka and Max

Chance, Gavin, Max, and Luka

Chance, Gavin, Peyton, Grayson, Max, and Luka

silly picture

This was supposed to be the serious pictures, lol

Luka cracks me up!

Brady and Kaylee

Blue Cross Blue Shield Compound

Lookout Mountain

Tow boats

Market Street Bridge

in the Captain's Cabin

Max, Luka, and Abby

Ethan, Andrew, and Marie

It's high up here...going under Veteran's Bridge

The Delta Queen

Hunter Art Museum

Love this picture!!!
Max, Luka, Brady, and Kaylee

The calipso

We saw Ducks in the water

The new salt water addition to the Tennessee Aquarium

The Tennessee Aquarium

Headed back into the Southern Belle's dock

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