John had an opportunity (with some of his class) to join a group paddling down the Mississippi. The group has been on the river for nearly a month, even paddling on the days we had snow. The group has invited schools to join them for parts of the trip. Wayne was able to take the day off to go with John. They started in Monticello and ended in Dayton (a river trip our kids paddle often in the summer), stopping in Otsego for lunch and lessons. The day started off with sprinkles, but got better as the day went on. Like Steven said, "why can't all the field trips be like this?"