MIAGD: Make it a great day
I intended to spend all day at my desk to complete research but as the noon hour arrived with much more beautiful weather I began getting an itch to go explore something.
I elected to go to one of my familiar haunts, Carillon Historical Park To watch for the eagles.
Right now, I am sitting across from the Wright brothers hall, eating lunch and peering into the wooded background to spot one or both of the two eagles.
The parking lot was packed when I pulled in and there were five school buses lining the outer edges of the parking lot. I chatted a few minutes with one of my former students, Lily Cutler, who mans the admissions desk. Several other students also work at the park and I do love seeing them in this environment.
The school children seem to be enjoying their day of fun on their field trip and even the teachers look relaxed.
I know there are some children who will not grasp all the neat and wonderful things this park offers. However, I know that in each little group there will be one or two children absorbing everything just as I did at their age.
I knew I was different when I was a little tyke because I could not get enough history into my mind, into my system. I also valued music and art over participating in sports. I’m thrilled that there might be a glimpse of my own younger self in several of these little peeps because I can relate to the elation and fulfillment that a place like Carillon Park offers.