Where We’d Go On a Field Trip, in 6 words

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photo credit: Defending Our Border via photopin (license)

Besides any kids birthday in my class, my favorite part of school had to be the field trip.

6 words graphicYou get to go see something cool. AND not do math. What’s not to love? We used to go to the Colorado capital building in Denver, and I never got tired of the story of the building’s gold-flaked dome.

“You might find flakes of gold in your hair tonight when you lay down to sleep!” the tour guide said.

I was gonna be rich.

Every month, I compile a post called 6 Words. Ernest Hemingway inspired it when he said any story can be told in a six-word sentence. I ask bloggers, friends, strangers, and a few strange blogger friends to respond to a prompt.

October is National Field Trip Month. Where would you take the Coach Daddy crew on a field trip?

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photo credit: Accordion at Stefan Sundström at Liseberg 2013 via photopin (license)

1. Zydeco dance lessons in Cajun Country.

Paige H., of Tales from the Laundry Room

2. To the top of Hanging Rock!

Michelle R., of Michelle Rogers Healthy Living

3. To a haunted asylum, with blindfolds.

Lindsey R., of Lindsey Rainwater

4. To a pumpkin patch…in costumes!

Tiffany M., of Sounds Like Life to Me

5. Chicago’s Navy Pier – the Ferris Wheel!

Kate H., of Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine

6. To see a professional futbol game.

Debbie T., of Heartbeats~Soul Stains

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photo credit: Butterworks Farm with Jack Lazor & Fred Kirschenmann_3474 via photopin (license)

7. To the farm to milk cows!

Pat C., of New Bloggy Cat

8. NOLA French Quarter to eat beignets.

Stephanie L., of Kickass Problem Solver

9.Being Halloween, my mum’s for dinner.

Kelly M., of Just Typikel

10. Cedar Point.  Come ride the fun!


11.  Star Wars movie in Stormtrooper gear!

Darcy B.

12. pumpkin patch for spooky hayride fun.

Amy M., of Teach Mama

Courtesy of A Momma's View
Courtesy of A Momma’s View

13. Koala, kangaroo, snakes: Australian petting zoo.

Sandra, of A Momma’s View

14. Let’s go to Disneyland – you’re paying.

Kim, of Protean Mom

15. Times Square: party like it’s 1999.

Kathy G., of Kissing the Frog

16. To Mars, trapped with Matt Damon.

Kat and Eis, of Best Friends, Questionable Roommates

17. On a whale watch, late summer! 🙂

Sara L., of Sara Letourneau’s Official Website & Blog

18. To the Mogollon Rim-breathe peace.

Janna T., of Janna T. Writes

Courtesy of Femme Frugality

Courtesy of Femme Frugality

19. Above where the rivers meet: Pittsburgh.

Femme, of Femme Frugality

20. Original Star Wars screening. Complimentary popcorn.

Meg D., of Dear Crazy Kids

21. To a triple feature, with Twizzlers.

Cathy J., of Just My Thoughts

22. To the space house in Covington!

Rena M., of Rena’s World

23. Cornucopian feast, Margaret River, Australia. Sunset.

Lyn, of The Call of the Pen

24. 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, Woot!

Rosey M., of Mail 4 Rosey

Courtesy of Michelle Terry
Courtesy of Michelle Terry

25. The World’s Largest Ball of Twine.

Michelle T., of Lipstick and Laundry

26. To play with cats at shelter.

Ellen, of 15 and Meowing

27. To a spooky Halloween haunted house!

Theresa M., of Theresa’s Mixed Nuts

28. To a crocodile farm, for lunch.

Laurie S., of The Adventures of Writing

29. Oktoberfest in any town in Lederhosen.

Tammie B., of The Graying Chronicles

30. Waterfront, to eat Maryland blue crabs.

Dana H., of Kiss My List

Courtesy of Tamara Gerber
Courtesy of Tamara Gerber

31. Safari! Let’s go find BIG FIVE!

Tamara G., of Confessions of a Part-time Working Mom

32.  Game 7, World Series. Mets Win.

Christine Y., of Love Life Surf

33. 🌄 Gather at the park to feed ducks.

Cricket M., of Cricket Muse

34. To meet my rabbits and chickens!

Dorreen A., of Mother Hen Diaries

35. Somewhere sunny, sandy, and sans snow!

Cassandra, of The Next Delusion

36. To Walt Disney World, my fave.

Elle, of Elle Sees

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photo credit: MilkyWay via photopin (license)

37. To an open field, with stars.

Ann K., of The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgementally

38. At Yellowstone, Eli plugged Old Faithful!

Ned, of Humor at the Speed of Life

39. Hay riding with pumpkin spice lattes.

Janine H., of Confessions of a Mommyaholic

40. Obviously Isan–best food in Thailand!”

Britta B., of It’s a Britta Bottle!

41. Into the pages of Jane Austen. 🙂

Julia T., of Diary of a Word Nerd

42. Wherever winter isn’t a cuss word.

Jennifer S., of Jenn’s Midlife Crisis

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photo credit: Target via photopin (license)

43. To Target, my favorite place ever. 😉

Amber M., of Airing My Laundry

44. Trip to a hands-on science museum.

Deedra M., of At My Counter

45. A collaborative writer’s retreat – let’s go!

Lisa L., of The Meaning of Me

46. On a crisp, colorful fall hike.

Holly H., of Back Home Again

47. We’re happy-hour bound. Who’s driving?

Andrea M., of About 100%

48. Let’s be creative here. NFL winery!

Ashley T., of The Confessions of a Working Mum

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photo credit: Perseus and Perseid Meteor via photopin (license)

49. Western Wyoming watching Perseid meteor shower.

Teresa R., of Nothing Was Said

50. European excursion! Paris, London, Rome, Venice!

Lisa W., of The Golden Spoons

51. Obviously, the island of wild ponies.

Tamara B., of Tamara (Like) Camera

52. Ears check! Disney here we come.

Rebecca B., of Everyday Life

53. On a hike with mean hills.

Britt S., of Britt Skrabanek: Writer, Yogi, Life Enthusiast

54. To Glendale with orange body paint.

Kara R., of Clemson U.

Courtesy of Aunie Rowe
Courtesy of Aunie Rowe

55. Race the Freakin’ Fast Bogus Hill!

Aunie R., of Aunie Sauce

56. Karaoke competition with two pina coladas.

Lindsay H., of Mad Tea Party in My Head

57. A comedy club; learning bad jokes.

Emily S., of Just Being Emily

 58. Feed some ducks, eat some pizza.

Eli P., of Coach Daddy

snicket quote


  1. Rorybore says:

    love some of the creative responses! gotta say, I am definitely on board for Disney!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Some of them, eh? Lots of Disney floating around here for sure.

      1. Rorybore says:

        let’s face it – I’d go pretty much anywhere at this point. I went to a different grocery store today and that alone felt like an adventure. 🙂

      2. Eli Pacheco says:

        That shit’s exotic, Rore. A new grocery store – and they probably considered you the mysterious stranger, maybe a drifter passing through town.

        (It’s also hard to find the animal cookies in a store you’re not familiar with, so it’s not all fun and games.)

  2. 1jaded1 says:

    Thank you for including me again. Cedar Point does Halloween too..best of all worlds if you like that. I like the meteor shower best though. Jaded.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      That meteor shower would rock.

  3. So many here that I love including number 32, but after last night’s nail biting game not so sure right about now. But still thank you as always for including me once again this month 😉

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      It’s just one game – that’s what we Rockies fans tell ourselves from June to September, anyway.

      Glad you were in it Janine!

      1. You and my husband would get along famously as they is exactly what he said this morning!! 😉

      2. Eli Pacheco says:

        There’s life, there’s love, there’s pizza, and then there’s baseball. And when your team is in the World Series … that’s all that matters.

      3. So true and perfectly said!!!

  4. NotAPunkRocker says:

    To a galaxy, far, far away… 🙂

    Jaded’s advice just reminded me that we didn’t ride any roller coasters/go to any amusement parks this last season. I need to plan that out as soon as the parks reopen in the spring.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Wouldn’t that be cool? I guess this weekend is the last day of amusement parks around here … might get in under the gun.

      I’m not riding anything higher than the McDonald’s arches, however.

  5. ksbeth says:

    field trips, birthdays and snow days are the best. love this list )

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      How about a field trip on a Wednesday, a birthday on a Thursday and getting snowed in on a Friday? it’s cosmically aligned if that happens.

  6. Lyn says:

    Now there’s a nice bunch of options 🙂

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      you could just pick one out of a hat and go with it, Lyn.

  7. Andrea says:

    I like the one where winter isn’t a cuss word. That’s the best place to be, anytime.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      I wonder if it is here, Andrea, in Carolina. The only cursing I do here is like, “where’t the !@#$! snow?”

  8. cricketmuse says:

    With all those choices you chose ducks–winner! Fun post!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      There’s a profound peace in feeding the ducks, Cricket. I know this! Glad you enjoyed the list.

  9. A.PROMPTreply says:

    Any and all of these sound good to me!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      You could start from the top and go to the bottom, Torrie.

  10. Dana says:

    So are you feeding the ducks the crust from your pizza? I think that’s the best part. Perfectly timed post for this rainy Wednesday!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Heck no, Dana. Crusts are for me. I’ve got a handful of those duck pellets you get in the vending machine for a quarter! It’s a rainy mess here in Carolina today too.

  11. kismaslife says:

    A lot of Star wars fans, YEAH! Love all the brilliant ideas!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Awesomeness loves company, Tiff. Glad to have you along!

  12. hehe. I’m always in a galaxy Far Far away. These made me giggle. And realize a fellow blogger is my neighbor. What!? #19

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      You’ve found a new home, I think. Lots of Star Wars going on around here. Giggling’s fine, but your co-workers are going to think you’re looking at Donald Trump Vines again.

      Is that you in the boat in that picture by the rubber duck?

      1. It could be… I’m everywhere! And they usually catch me watching the IT crowd.

      2. Eli Pacheco says:

        I’m not going to ask about NFL allegiances or anything.

      3. It’s probably best

  13. Cassandra says:

    So many of these sound good right now. And some bring back great memories (Hanging Rock, New Orleans, Paris….) Great 6 Words!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      I’d take one today given a chance, Cassandra. You’ve got a few of them checked off already.

      1. Cassandra says:

        Oh my goodness. Me too. Somewhere very far away from my work. And sunny. And warm.

      2. Eli Pacheco says:

        I’d settle for sunny and unseasonably cool.

  14. Thanks for the fun, Eli! (`・ω・´)”

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks for being part of it Pat!

      1. My pleasure! (^-^*)/

  15. vrein11 says:

    Love this list Eli!! Always fun to read.. hay rides, western Wyoming, sandy beaches.. Sounds like some fun field trips to me.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks Vicki! We packed them in this time. Good stuff.

  16. Ned's Blog says:

    Judging by the number of Star Wars field trips, I think we should all go together.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Where two are more are gathered … wait, that’s about something else, but it could work, Ned.

      1. Ned's Blog says:

        When it comes to Star Wars, there is love…

      2. Eli Pacheco says:

        Deuteronomy, 33 6-7.

      3. Ned's Blog says:

        I think I’ve seen that being held up at football games before.

      4. Eli Pacheco says:

        In oakland, they misspell Deuteronomy.

  17. Lisa @ The Golden Spoons says:

    Wow! What a bunch of fun ideas!!! I want to go on all of these field trips! 🙂

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Right? I knew y’all would fill the calendar. Even the snakes in the petting zoo one, Lisa?

  18. Christine says:

    So fun to read these! They all sound like pretty amazing field trips, especially the happy hour one 🙂

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Wonder how many the school board would approve, Christine. The happy hour one should come automatically after each of the others.

  19. Julia Tomiak says:

    This is so fun – I love the variety you got! Made me smile on this dreary day. Thank you Eli!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      It’s a pretty mixed-up crowd around here, so the variety comes with that! Glad it brought you a smile, Julia. Thanks for taking part.

  20. Amber says:

    Yes, I need some beignets! Mmm….

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      A warm beignet (or three), a cup of hot chocolate, the sports section of the newspaper and a pair of slippers.

  21. So many great ones – you are going to be so busy redeeming all those invitations!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      I think I’ll schedule one a week and let whoever sent the idea in plan it.

  22. tamaralikecamera says:

    hah.. #3. I’ll skip that one, although plenty of these look magical.
    #11 is exactly my life.
    Aw.. shelter cats! Aw.. more Star Wars! Aw.. crocodile farm??
    These are my kind of people.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      The blindfolds took that one over the top, Tamara. #11 is perfect, and I’d go walk around the mall or uptown while I was all geared up, too.

      Cats, Star Wars, crocs … if this were a summer camp, I’d sign up. I love this tribe.

  23. amommasview says:

    Hanging Rock is a great option too 🙂

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      I wouldn’t say no to it, especially Window Falls.

  24. brittabottle says:

    Haha, yours is by far my favorite. You and your pizza. 🙂 I also LOVE that Lemony Snicket quote. Great list, as usual. Can’t wait to hear next month’s topic!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks! Pizza seemed like a natural progression, and I miss that tranquility and peaceful feeling of feeding the ducks. I understand now why old folks like to do this.

      Lemony Snicket just felt perfect for this, didn’t it? Glad you liked the list.

      I already have the November prompt dragged out. You’re going to love this one, Britta.

  25. heartbeatssoulstains says:

    Haha!!!! I would love to go on most of these field trips….. Some may be a bit scary 😉

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      There’s some for every type in here, Debbie. The scary ones might be just what some of us need!

  26. Theresa says:

    These all sound like fabulous places to field trip to! Except the insane asylum. I’ll pass on that one lol.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      We should forward this to the school board. I figured people would be less enthused about the run with hills than any haunted visits!

  27. Omg, this was fun CD. I’d have to go with #4 Pumpkin patch in full costume. It’s October after all why not?!! Then again, an insane asylum might be fun….WITHOUT the blindfolds. mwa-ha-ha!! Sharing now!! xo 😉

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Glad you liked it! No. 4 is all out, which is good for field trip material. Even into November, because I know the pumpkin stuff won’t stop just because October did.

      Add ‘blindfolded’ to any of the other ideas for some fun.

  28. stomperdad says:

    The air and space museum, DC.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      I’d so be there, brother.

      1. stomperdad says:

        That was my favorite museum to visit in DC. The Natural History museum was a close second.

  29. I always love this feature Eli!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks Rena – it’s a blast to compile.

  30. jannatwrites says:

    Thanks for including me in your list this month, Eli! There were a lot of great trips and variety. Had to laugh at a few of them, too.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks for joining the circus Janna – I’ll email you the next prompt if you’re interested. This gang always brings it!

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