I think this was the first time I've taken the bus with all the schoolkids on a field trip. All I can say is WOW. And possibly OUCH. A new definition of torture, perhaps? I sat toward the back of the bus, which, I should have remembered from my own school days, is where all the noisy boys sit. As soon as we were on the bus, the chaos ensued. They were good about staying in their seats, but the noise level was out of this world! I thought, "Surely they'll calm down after a few minutes." Not so. It took about 30 minutes to reach our destination (the city landfill), and they were going strong the entire way. At one point, a couple of the kids literally had a screaming match. I had to go to my happy place inside my head. Finally, the bus was coming up to a red light, and I took my cue and headed up to the front to take haven with the other adults. You can see Micah with his buddies. I was in charge of making sure six kids didn't get lost or into trouble. The adults weren't too thrilled with the idea of a field trip to the landfill, but I was actually looking forward to it. What does happen with our garbage, recycling, and green waste? Did you know that each person produces an average of 5.5 pounds of garbage per day? And most of what it taken to the landfill are items that are easily recycled. It was a good reminder.