Friday, May 19, 2017

A Trip Like No Other

Classtopians went on a field trip to The Debs Audubon center. We all thought it would be a regular trip. Like, just get there take a stroll around the place and do different activities, but no. We went to a park with a mountain/hill so we had to hike all the way to the tip top. We walked 3.02 miles! That was exhausting because we were not prepared for such a long walk. 

Going up a mountain/hill is hard work. It felt like forever trying to make it to the top. As we were hiking up we stopped a lot. Not for rests, it was to look at different plants and learn some history. When we did take a break we had to stop to at least 4 times because of how tired we were. The park ranger that was leading our class always said, “ Come on guys it just a bit farther, you can do it”. After a while we stopped believing her. But she was right because every step we took got us closer to the top.

Before we made it to the top and found a pond I started imagining that they would have lot of treats for us to eat and drink and a helicopter or ziplining to take us down. I really wanted to take a break for about an hour when realized that all that I imagined was not there. 

So I had to just suck-it-up and enjoy what was there. What luck! As we walked around we found a family of turtles, 2 male mallard ducks, and 1 bull frog. Once we finished our lap around the pond we hiked back down. I thought it would be longer but I felt like we had walked 5 minutes just to get down. My friends and I walked with my teacher and when we got to the bottom we all said "Wow that was really short".

Back at the center we found a shady place to eat our lunch. Once we were done 2 park rangers came out with snakes around their necks. At the sight of the snakes every one started running to see them. We all got a chance to touch them. There were 2 snakes. 1 king snake and a gopher snake. I was obviously scared so I just touched the tails.

It was then time to go and so we  got on the bus. I really liked that place except for the whole hiking thing. I really want to go there some time with my family, so they can see the place. The more I hike the better I will become. 

It is a really nice place. 


 This is a view from half way down.

This is a King snake.

10 comments:

  1. The trip up the mountain was longer than the trip down, Since we did not stop to rest a Lot.

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  2. I loved looking down from the mountain.

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  3. the breeze from the mountain felt nice but it was still very hot.

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  4. When we went to the hike going up was harder since it uses a lot of stamina to go up, and going down slowly can still make you go fast.

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  5. The view from the top was very nice.

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  6. The pond was very beautiful. I liked the bull frog that was there.

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  7. It was easier going down the mountain/hill than going up.

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  8. I agree with you Natalia it was easier to go down the mountain than it was going up

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  9. i agree to, and what was also wierd is that it took less long to go to schoolthen to go to debs audobon

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  10. I got tired when we where hiking.

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