Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Field Trip: Atlanta Botanical Garden
We enjoyed home school day at the Atlanta Botanical Garden yesterday. We met some friends early for breakfast (6:30 a.m.) and afterwards headed to Atlanta. We arrived at the gardens around 8:30, which was thirty minutes early. That worked out great as we were the first ones in the *free* parking lot and were able to leisurely make our way to the ticket counter where we were of the first to purchase tickets. We also were in the first tour, which began at 9:00. We had a great tour guide who added to our experience and was better able to explain some of the things we were seeing. At first we felt like we were the only ones there, but within an hour or two, it was very clear that we weren't! I was very glad we arrived so early as we were able to enjoy most of our visit without the distraction of the "crowd."
I'm also very, very thankful that we made it to Atlanta and back quite smoothly and without incident. We only had to turn around once, and that was when we took a wrong turn in the ABG parking lot!!
We love field trip days, and yesterday was certainly a nice one!