I had to drop B off at the Atlanta airport so he could fly out for his monthly trip, which meant the entire drive from Atlanta back to Pensacola was my own. The night before, I decided to look for something interesting to see along the way. My first thought was to go see the home of To Kill a Mockingbird in Monroeville, AL. Good thing I looked it up in advance though, since it is apparently closed on Mondays.
Instead, I decided to hit up Montgomery, since I drive right through it anyway (it's where I change highways). This place sounded interesting:
|Yes, that's right. It's a museum devoted to Alabama's cattle industry.|
|I learned my cuts of beef!|
However, it was apparently National Field Trip Day or something. Upon entering, I soon discovered this place was teeming with children. Mostly elementary age, mostly in matching t-shirts. This seriously annoyed me to no end! One sad thing about this is that the kids were all pretty well-behaved, but they were just EVERYWHERE. The other sad thing about this is that I have a degree in Child and Family Development, but I really really dislike rooms full of children. It was like being amidst a swarm of locusts. If that makes me a bad person, then so be it. I never intended to be a classroom teacher, and the fact that I never will be was just hammered home for me on this Monday morning in Montgomery. Nevertheless, I did hop onto one of their docent-led tours at one point (I was stuck on it, actually, because I couldn't escape that room) and learned the 5 capitals of Alabama. At the time I was done touring and actually wanted out of the building, so many students were pouring in through the doors that I was trapped. I am not kidding!
|I did get to watch some government in action though|
|Welcome to the "Cradle of the Confederacy"|
Field tripping students: 1
Cat and B: 0