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

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      1. 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. 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.)

  1. 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.

  2. 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. 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. 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. 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.

  4. 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. 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.

    1. 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?

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

  6. 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. 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.

    1. 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.

  7. 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. 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.

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