Photography Class - Day 3

On Wednesday, the students at camp went on a field trip.  Two buses traveled to a nearby 4-year university and one bus traveled to a community college in the neighboring county.  I was assigned to the community college group.

I got to work at 8:00 and thought we were leaving at 8:30.  I'm so glad we didn't.  Long story short, the thong part of my nice comfy flip flops broke.  With no other pair of shoes and no one wearing my size, I had to hobble over to Wal-Mart to buy a pair of shoes.  I've never understood how people can walk on asphalt or in stores without shoes on, but on Wednesday, I became one of those people.  lol  Yes, I went in the store with one shoe on and one shoe off.  Thankfully I was able to quickly find a pair of deck shoes on clearance for $9.00, a pair of no-show socks, and some antibacterial wipes.  I also got some sunscreen for another coworker and me to share.  It was 100 degrees and we were scheduled to be outside much of the time.

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At the community college, students who had no idea what career they would like to pursue took an online career test which told them possible areas for consideration.  Then the system told them the job outlook and the hourly wage for a 20 mile radius.  If the students had an email address, the system allowed them to widen their search to a 100 mile radius.

The students toured the industrial arts classes, robotics, electrical engineering, welding, and also the nursing department.  We even were able to go inside the "hospital" and see mannequin patients.  One woman was in labor.  Later that day I saw one of the nursing students and she told me the woman had a baby boy.  Fascinating!

After lunch the kids participated in a scavenger hunt.  Faculty members were not allowed to tell them the answers but were able to give hints or help them find a particular landmark.  In spite of the heat, the kids enjoyed themselves.  As for me, Gatorade never tasted so good.

One highlight for me was that I saw a few of the students I taught in 5th grade who were now in nursing school.  They were just as happy to see me as I was them.

Tomorrow will be the last day of camp for this week.  So back to editing photos and working on a slide show for the camp graduation next week.


  1. That sounds like a full day! I remember doing a career exercise in high school like that. I dreamed of being a zoologist but changed my mind when we had to factor our anticipated wages with living expenses. Reality checks are great at that age! Great happy ending for the woman in labor. :-)

  2. Oh no! That's awful. So glad you survived your shoeless walk to Walmart. Maybe leaving an extra pair of shoes in your car, just in case?

  3. Glad to know your little adventure had a happy ending. Just imagine if it had broked when you were on your way! :-)


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