A few years back I signed up to be a chaperone for my son Conor’s middle school field trip to Philadelphia. Our mission, with hundreds of kids in tow, was to walk the Constitutional Trail. There’s a first time for everything, and this trip was certainly chock full of them. Our first time to Philly. Our first ever large-scale field trip. And, the first word that came to my mind was chaotic. (Followed closely in numerical order by: What. Was. I. Thinking!) With my trusty iPhone in hand, I had one eye on my band of boys, while the other was absorbing all the history and beauty around me. It was amazing. Promise to self: Return again. Small-scale. Take in the sights, slowly. Relaxed. Just Murph and Conor by my side.
Relax. Sit back. Enjoy the tour!
Happy Independence Day! Love, Nora