Saturday, March 10, 2012

Free Friday Field Trip Part II

We had a 2nd free field trip yesterday that was free in theory, but did have a small cost so it was an "Almost Free Field Trip". We received 6 free tickets to a local NBA game at a sports arena that is about 1 1/2 hours away from our home.

I had such a fun time going through local thrift stores to find jerseys and T-shirts with the team logo on them so the kids could support the local team. The whole time they had no clue they were going to be going to a game. When I told them of their surprise, they were mildly enthused as they could not even fathom what it meant to be going to a live basketball game. Afterward, they were all pumped up, talking non-stop about the game, the other fans and the half-time show.

OH Boy!!!

Having only seen games on television, they had no concept of the fact that a stage had to be set up and what a light show in a darkened arena would be like. They also had their very first stadium hot-dog. Jackpot!!!

I was very tired driving home after the game, but their fast-talking excitement brought us on in nicely. We did not get home until about 12:30 a.m. and I did not have to tell them twice to get to bed.

1 comment:

Fatcat said...


Were you able to get everyone a shirt at the thrift store?

Thrift stores are an adventure in themselves, like a treasure hunt. :-)