We left his school in Jocotan and drove straight to McDonald's in Chiquimula for breakfast. It's about 40 minutes away. At the last minute the school had decided to combine two field trips into one so that meant we had the preschool, kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd graders with us. That also meant we needed more transportation, that wasn't provided. We ended up with around 60 people- 40 kids and 20 adults. We had two vehicles. I was on a 15 passenger van with 26 others. We had 9 adults and 17 kids packed in there together. Did I mention it was in the 90's that day? It was a long day for me, for sure.
Cruz at McDonald's in Chiquimula on his school field trip
How cute are these little ones!!!
Museum of Paleontology, Archeology, and Geology in Estanzuela, Guatemala. Here's the school director, Mrs. Jane, giving everyone instructions. We call this place "the dinosaur museum" because they have lots of dinosaur exhibits there.
Cruz and his buddy Jason
inside the museum
I LOVE the reaction on these boys faces when they first saw the tall dinosaurs. They were amazed!
me and Cruz at the dinosaur museum
Some of the boys petting the donkey. "If you do it, I'll do it" they said.
Cruz loved the lion!
Here's a short video of one of them
The kids got to play on the playground a while before we left.
Here's my little daredevil giving me a heart attack.
a group photo before we left the zoo of most everyone on our trip
Our last stop of the day was back in Chiquimula at Domino's Pizza. We began our time there with the workers coming out and entertaining the kids. They played games with them. They sang songs. They gave out prizes and candy. It was a lot of fun and definitely not something I was expecting them to do. They did a wonderful job and the kids loved it.
Here is Cruz with his buds Carlos and Jason dressed up at Domino's.
Cruz was the first one in line and got to go first. Here he is washing his hands.
Cruz with one of the Domino's Pizza workers.
Making his pizza crust.
Cruz being held by one of the workers and watching his pizza come out of the oven. How fun!!!
Cruz and his field trip crew
It was a long day but it sure was fun. All of the kids had a blast so that really is all that matters.