Lydia's class went to Metcalf Bottoms for a field trip a couple of weeks ago. It was nice to go there in the fall and look beyond the river-fun that's the reason we always visit. A very cool ranger took us up a little trail and gave us a great presentation about biodiversity. (Seriously, you could tell she loved her job, and the Smokys, and she was great with the kids, five stars.)
Then the very next day Afton's class went to Oakes Farm. It was crazy muddy that day. It had been raining the entire night before, and it rained some more while we were there, and I was really glad she wore old shoes.