One of the benefits of doing homeschool is that we’re pretty open when it comes to field trips. We can do whatever we want, when we want. So the other day I e-mailed my oldest son and said, “If you can tell me what the spiral jetty is, who build it, and how to get there, we’ll go there on Saturday.”
He takes after me, so within just a few minutes after reading my e-mail, he had replied with the answer to all three, including turn by turn direction from google maps. And yes, if you’re wondering, our homeschool does allow the use of wikipedia. :)
Anyway, I was surprised to find out my wife had never been. We’d been out there a few years ago, but I think she was pregnant and passed up on the trip.
I don’t think Sue was terribly excited about the trip, but she was a trooper. When she found out that much of the road was going to be unpaved, and a good portion of the road was quite rocky, I think she got less and less enthused. However, when we got there, the wonder and strangeness of the environment took over, and we all were really pleased that we went, salty shoes not withstanding.
We found three geocaches, and also saw a guy making a movie. He was dressed in a suit made out of mirrors, which was quite bizarre. He said we could take his picture but said we couldn’t post it anywhere, so…you’ll have to take my word for it.
Anyway, if you’ve never been, you should go. It really feels like you’re on a different planet. Below are the obligatory pics.