Field Trip

@Pose123 (21671)
Canada
March 11, 2009 9:24pm CST
When we were children, most of us loved Field trips. It meant a break from schoolwork and an opportunity to go on an adventure with friends. Now that we are grown ups, taking a field trip can be just as fun and memorable – if only we are willing to sign our own permission slips so we could go on one. Allowing ourselves to get stuck in our routine can make life seem boring. Adding a touch of variety to our life in the form of a field trip can break up the monotony of our days and lead us to adventure. Taking a field trip as an adult can lead us anywhere we want. We can go on a daylong retreat or spend just a few hours at our destination. A field trip can be an opportunity to explore a new landscape or discover something about ourselves. Taking a day trip to another town or visiting an unfamiliar spot in our neighborhood can be educational and fun. There is also much to be said for finding a beautiful spot under a tree where we can read a book. we can even go to one of our favorite spots and allow ourselves to experience it as if we were visiting there for the first time. Couldn't we all use a field trip?
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@sunita64 (6474)
• India
12 Mar 09
Field trips or sight seeing trips are really a fun and I always look forward to such trips. Last year was my year of maximum field trips which involved 26 field locations and some were situated on hill side, for reaching some we crossed small springs and water bodies. Really if you are in best of health then field trips are so good and refreshening.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
14 Mar 09
Hi sunita, Thank you for responding, and how nice that you are able to enjoy such trips. Blessings.
• India
12 Mar 09
whenever i feels sad i go to a hilly place for solace which is near my it gives me peace and some time to think for myself. when i was child like most other children liked field trips but as we grow older and get into the clutches of life we start lacking time for us and our adventure and passion starts missing in the life. But we must find time for field trips that rejuvenates our soul isn't it. wat u think ?
@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
12 Mar 09
Hi manchandamridul, Thank you for commenting and we agree. Blessings.
@zhuhuifen46 (3486)
• China
12 Mar 09
Weekend short distance trips can also be fun. In this city, we have several bus centers to provide convenient transportation for this purpose. They are on flexible schedule, that is, whenever the bus is full, it sets off to one of the over ten destinations within about 100 kilometers distance. People go to nearby towns, which boast of streams & bridges and ancient villages & gardens. There are also the fields which grow vegetables and fruits. And the hills for a hiking. Spring is a good season to go outing. After a lengthy winter, breazes and sunshine are appealing in the country area, and the colors of early spring flowers like white magnolia, pink peach, and yellow... A field trip is sure to help us get refreshed. What is more, it is another school for the children, and an equally important one.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
12 Mar 09
Hi zhuhuifen, Thank you for commenting, we agree. Blessings.
• United Kingdom
12 Mar 09
During my school days, many years back now, I remember going on a field trip and it was quite a nice experience. I was so excited and it was something new. We went to this camp in Wales and we did all sorts of different activities like absailing, caving, pony trekking and the like. We spent a week there and there was the normal silly pranks that went on in the sleeping quarters! Anyway, it was a good week and it certainly made a change from constantly having to focus on school work. I guess things have been pretty quiet since then! I no longer indulge in those adventure activities. Still, I can make the decision and go on another field trip myself I guess. Andrew
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
14 Mar 09
Hi Andrew, Thank you for commenting. The idea is to get away from the everyday routine, just as we escaped our studies for a day. Blessings.
@btt2005 (162)
• India
12 Mar 09
It is very nice to go field trip. Very often I make sight seeing tours, especially through some secenic places or mountain areas. From my office, I used to take the initiative and I gather my friends and we all enjoy going for a trip, mostly thrice in a year. I like to go some forest areas mainly. There we can spot some wild animals, we can see some rare plants etc. etc. Recently we went to a tea garden, where wild elephants and bisons can be easily spoted in early morning. We had stayed in a cottage of the tea factory and morning 5 O clock we all got up and walked through the pathways to get a glimpse of wild animals. That day we have spotted two wild elephants and a group of bisons from s short distance. It is very nice to go for field trips
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
14 Mar 09
Hi btt, Thank you for commenting and you are right, sure trips get us away from the everyday routine. Blessings.
• Philippines
12 Mar 09
Hey there! Sad to say that when I was a kid I was never allowed by my parents to join any field trip organized by our school. But when I was in high school they let me join one. Now that I'm grown up I don't need any persmission from them. I've missed a lot of things when I was a child because of them hindering me. I could have discover a lot of things about my self early on when I was young. I could have polished my talents if I was able to be me and do what my interests are when I was young. Until now I haven't been to a zoo. I don't have much time for that because I'm too busy. I hope one of these day me and my girlfriend can go to a zoo, then go malling. Have a nice day. Happy posting!!
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
14 Mar 09
Hi AltheGreat, Thank you for responding. I hope you get that trip to the zoo, we may all be busy but sometimes we need a break from the everyday routine. Blessings.
• United States
12 Mar 09
Wonderful topic Pose. We take them all the time as a family, and I have a few I take by myself lol. We enjoy our pass to Underwater Adventures year round and I really enjoy just standing under all of those sea life just watching. It's very peaceful in the tunnel and it's a nice break from reality. We also take lots of walks, and even in the winter we manage to get in a few a week. It's just nice to get out in the crisp air and enjoy the wonderful nature around us. For myself, I get out now and then for a spa day which is my treat to myself. For me, I find though I much more enjoy the family outings which we do quite a bit. We just enjoy each other's company and are building a family network that is strong in a sense of quality time together. The best family outing though that we had last year was downtown when the Star Wars exhibit came through the Sciece Museum. It was absolutely fantastic! We enjoyed learning about all of the new inventions we have Star Wars to thank. Just think, one day we really may have suits like Darth Vaders aiding those that need it. Just fascinating. Namaste-Anora
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
14 Mar 09
Hi Anora, Thank you for responding and we agree. It nice that you get to do these things. Blessings.
@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
12 Mar 09
My work is all about field trips. Beginning in April I'll be taking my truck, and related equipment, to several different fields every sunny day all summer. I say "sunny" because honeybees are notoriously grumpy on a dull, cool, or wet day. I have 400 Colonies divided up in 13 locations, the furthest being around 8 miles from home. The closest yard to home is just one mile away. We keep the bees away from the Honeyhouse because when we extract the honey from the combs, the bees smell it, and will come round in Great numbers wishing to reclaim their Prize. I try to see and examine each hive at least once every 2 weeks, so I'm quite busy going on field Trips. I love my work, I love the tiny spiritual creatures who dedicate their lives to the good of their colony, and make life possible for Humankind on Earth. A saying oft recited by Apiarists," There are no Atheistic Beekeepers."
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
14 Mar 09
Hi barehugs, Thank you for responding and how great that you enjoy your work so much. I feel certain that you are right about there being no atheistic Beekeepers, in fact I'm not sure there are any atheists, just those who think they are. Blessings.
@TLChimes (4845)
• United States
12 Mar 09
Often I find a bit of peace in a field trip. In warmer weather the kids and I go to the park. They play, I read under that tree you mentioned. We road trip a couple of times a year to a small park that is about an hour away. It has a waterfall and a play set and wild flowers. We play and talk and all that stuff but we also walk along the water, talk to and about the flowers and birds and just nature re-charge. Winter is a bit tougher but just a few weeks ago we took a trip to the natural history museum to see the temporary Dinosaur exhibit... wonderful and a big hit for the whole family. I know you were saying that adults need those field trips but honestly... we do better inside when we have ours with the kids.
@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
14 Mar 09
Hi TLChimes, Thank you for commenting. I'm sure that we can enjoy these times with our families. The idea is to get away from the regular routine. Blessings.
@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
12 Mar 09
Hello Pose.....Your discussion has made me nostalgic beacuse I used to go for many field trips in school and in college since I was a science student...Even today I love to walk int the fields and expore new territories.Why only last week I went on a holiday with my hubby to a distant state,and I always tooka walk in the early morning,to breathe in some fresh air and to explore the surroundings........There was a park near by and it was fun looking at all the strange tress,some of which are not found in my place,and it was fun watching some monkeys performing acrobatics on these trees.........Yes such trips often take us to a different world and draws us closer to nature.......Its a beautiful experience indeed..............
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
14 Mar 09
Hi Rose, Thank you for commenting on another of my discussions it is much appreciated. I think we all have fond memories of such things and we should break the monotony of our everyday life by doing some of them again. Blessings.
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
18 Mar 09
Thanks for the BR Pose dear.........
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
Hi Pose123! I completely agree with you dear friend! We can all use a field trip, I know I would! I think that it will surely give me that much needed boost to look life at a much more positive way and I think it will add more smiles in my life. I would love to have that trip, hopefully this coming month I really can. Take care and blessings to you! lovelots..faith
@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
14 Mar 09
Hi faith, Thank you for responding, I think we can all use a field trip once in a while. Blessings.
@lynnemg (4540)
• United States
13 Mar 09
I enjoy taking small field trips with my family. Latley, I have been able to go to a few new places because of my sons being in wrestling. It is a must do thing, but still fun because we are going places we haven't been before. Other than thatm the last one we took was about 4 weeks ago, we took the kids to Chuckee Cheese. I think that it is important to break the monotony once in a while and do soething different. Our life is so busy, we don't have a lot of time to break the monotony, but, once in a while, normally on a Sunday, we decide to just go somewhere that is out of our normal routine.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
13 Mar 09
Hi lynnemg, Thank you for commenting, I agree it good to get out even for short trips. Blessings.
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
12 Mar 09
Yes, to me going on a field trip means traveling to the city ,so I can see new faces.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
12 Mar 09
hi Mirita, Thanks for commenting. Blessings.