Twice a year I am lucky enough to take high school students on journalism conventions. We've been to San Fran (twice), Phoenix (twice), Denver, Chicago, Philadelphia, and St.Louis. The trips are always a mix of educational and fun, and we always have a great time.
We purchased 28 tickets this morning for Washington, D.C. in November. We will be there over Veteran's Day, which should be neat.
I bought Macy a ticket. Haven't told her yet. I am going to take her out of school and let her go with us. All I have to pay for is her airfare, plus food while out there. She is going to be so excited. Her first airplane ride, and a trip with just her mom and not her little sister. Plus her favorite babysitter!
So...a 7-year-old, 24 high school students, and 3 teachers. What a trip!