I’m writing this at 10pm the night before my post is due because I didn’t have the foresight to write it before one of the most exhausting weekends of my life. Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration. Or maybe I’m getting older and my mind/body/sanity just can’t take the sensory overload.
In all honesty, I have to admit I had a wonderful time being a chaperone for my youngest son’s 4th grade class. We traveled across the state to reach Mesa Verde National Park and visited the majestic cliff dwellings there. We hiked trails and climbed numerous ladders. We saw things that most people don’t get to see in their lifetimes. More importantly, my son and I had some quality time together. Although the bus ride was a long eight hours each way we had an experience we’ll never forget.
All in all, I’m happy I went. Of course I can say that now that we’re home and not on the crowded charter bus. Would I do it again? Hmm… I’m glad I don’t have to answer that until the next opportunity arises.
Here are a couple of pictures of the area. What do you think? Would you drive eight hours in a bus with forty children to see this?
Pretty cool, huh? Not to mention the satisfaction of seeing my son’s smile light up over and over again. I’d say that, yeah, it was so worth it.
Viola Estrella, an award-nominated author and 2010 RITA® finalist, loves a story with humor, flawed characters, paranormal elements, and romance. She tries to include these aspects in all that she writes and loves every minute of it. When she’s not reading, writing, or watching her share of reality TV, she’s spending quality time with her husband and sons in their Colorado home.
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