Celestially Seasoned Sneakers   Leave a comment

This week we had the opportunity to take some field trips. We traveled to Boulder, Colorado to visit Celestial Seasonings. First let me say that I want to extend a HUGE thank you to the creators of the portable DVD player. Much watching of mindless cartoons education was done in the back seat, and no one fought. At least not on the ride up or back. Moving on. We took a FREE tour of their very cool factory.

Things I was impressed by:

1. It was FREE.

2. They do all of it there. And you get to see it.

3. It was FREE.

4. They have a real sense of ownership. Even though they have merged/sold to a corporation.

5. You can sample all 97 flavors of tea they manufacture. And buy most of them too.

6. It was FREE.

7. They have a prairie dog haven out in their “yard.”

So, all in all I think the children learned: when you make tea it makes dust. Dust is slippery. It also coats your new shoes. The mint room is really as intense as the tour guide claimed. They made a dress, shoes, hat and clutch purse from tea bags and tea boxes. I kid you not. Asian tea cups are the cutest, most adorable tea cups you have EVER seen. Can we get one????

The next day, not to be outdone by our local public school, we ventured over to Rock Ledge Ranch.

They had interpreters and we saw animals, a log cabin, animals, empty gardens, animals, grasshoppers, chickens eating grasshoppers, and animals. In fact we almost got to see something worthy of National Geographic. Ever seen a herd of sheep run in a panic (and a tightly knit pack) to avoid two escaped dogs? Fun stuff, I tell you. Of course, when our interpreter pulled out his authentic-to-the-time period cell phone to call in the situation…

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Posted October 20, 2007 by comomma in school

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