Jordan’s class took a field trip to the Maritime Museum in Madisonville, La. on November 28th. I just finished editing the photos because I shot a wedding last Saturday, and I’ve been so busy editing everyone else’s photos that I haven’t had time to do mine!
Of course, I chaperoned the field trip. I love going on field trips with my kids because it’s really fun to spend time with them while learning new things. The kids were standing on a HUGE anchor in the photo below. It was easily four feet taller than I am. It’s hard to imagine a boat that needs that big of an anchor.
We were guided through the museum by several tour guides. The guides were informative, polite, and very organized. I love field trips like that! The kids were particularly interested in the swamp exhibit in the museum. Especially the alligator. Shudder!
My favorite part had to be the boat models. I can’t imagine the amount of time and love that went into making these. There were little tiny duck decoys and even a mesh bag in this boat.
The kids also loved the big boat bell in the front of the museum. It had a rope to pull so you could ring the bell, and it let out the loudest ringing peal. Jordan was thrilled! The teachers and I thought it was neat for a while, but after you hear the same CLANG sixty times… It gets old!
Here’s another beautifully detailed boat. I’d love to go back to the museum alone when I have more time to browse and pay attention. It’s hard to take everything in when you have ten kids to chase.
I would highly recommend visiting this museum. The tour guides were fantastic and it was a great trip.