Saturday, October 24, 2009

New York vs. Defiance Field Trips

Say what you want about raising kids in New York City, but students here sure get to go on some nice field trips.

The American Museum of Natural History, the Metropolitan Museum of Art ... world-famous institutions barely a bus ride away.

I, on the other hand got to go the zoo. A veterinarian's office. And in one memorable fourth-grade field trip, Defiance County's wastewater treatment plant.

Of course, it's easy to take New York's attractions for granted if you're a born-and-bred city-dweller. Paul has co-workers who seem to have avoided museums for years.

So maybe it's all for the best. Now I'm visiting the museums when I'm old enough to appreciate them. And besides, how many New Yorkers can join me in saying they visited a nuclear power plant in junior high?

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