Last month, I mentioned that I wanted to go on more adult field trips. My friend Elizabeth wrote a few months ago about friends who came to visit the area where her husband and she now live in Arizona. The friends had basically planned some places to visit while they were in the area.
It got me thinking about how much fun it would be to treat the area in which you live as if you are visiting it for the first time. It was the end of October when Elizabeth wrote that blog post. Omnicron wasn’t even a word in our vocabulary at the time.
I had made a list of museums and places I wanted to explore around the area in which I live. I had notes in my phone and tabs on my computer. I was becoming excited at the prospect of exploring.
I haven’t traveled outside of my area in over two years. Mike and I haven’t spent a night alone since July of 2019.
I hadn’t even been in a hotel since February of 2020.
This year, instead of gifts for each other, my husband and I decided to get away for the night. We decided on Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The historic third ward neighborhood, to be exact.
Why do we stop going on field trips once we finish elementary school? In middle or high school, there’s the very occasional field trip. However, as we become older, they come to a halt.
A field trip is defined as studying something firsthand. The purpose of a field trip is to enrich our lives with personal experiences.
In 2022, let us hope for more field trips and less nonsense.
Where have you recently gone on a field trip? A trip to the grocery store, a walk in the woods, or a bookstore you’ve always wanted to visit. Tell me all about it in the comments.