Simple Sunday – Field Trip!

Earlier this week Husband took a day off work, Carter played hooky from preschool and we all joined Cody’s kindergarten class on a field trip to the beach.

It was low tide

Field Trip Low Tide

We saw brown crabs

Field Trip Brown Crab

We saw purple shore crabs

Field Trip Purple Shore Crab

We saw one sea star

Field Trip Sea Star

We were squirted by many geoducks

Field Trip Gooey Duck

And I sang the chorus from the “gooey duck” song loud and very fast, the only way to really sing it, while confused children looked on.  Seriously?  Please somebody tell me they know the geoduck song.

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I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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25 Responses to Simple Sunday – Field Trip!

  1. JWo says:

    I’ve never heard of the Gooey Duck song… but I found it on YouTube and I think it’s awesome that you were singing it. You should teach the kids because I’m pretty sure there will be some funny “slip ups” when they try to sing it. hahaha…

    • shoes says:

      Ha! Thanks for the YouTube link. 🙂 It is quite the catchy toon, don’tcha think? And, yes, ripe for all sorts of interesting “slip ups”.

  2. My favorite gooey ducks!!!!Looks like a fantastic day!!!

  3. Sounds like a nice day.

  4. Can I come next time? That looks like my definition of a good day.

  5. Jodi Stone says:

    Never heard of the gooey duck song, or a purple crab or a geoduck. Can you tell the earth sciences aren’t my thing? 🙂

    At least you had a lovely time and made a wonderful memory with your family.

    • shoes says:

      I think my knowledge of these things comes from being raised by two teachers with degrees in science, one of them marine biology. Also it does not hurt that I grew up on an island and live in the Pacific Northwest. 🙂
      A trip to the beach with the family is always a good time, geoducks or no.

  6. Your boys totally had a great , fun time. So much to discover during the the low tides. I remember going to an island while I was in college and during the low tide we would see huge clams, starfish, even small fishes trapped in cup shapped corals. Magical!

  7. Okay, okay, I’m trying to calm my heart down! 🙂 AHHHHHH! No, I’ve never heard the gooey duck song, because I’d never heard of a gooey duck clam! Eek. Blech. Yuck. I am seriously grossed out now. When you said they squirted you I almost died. And I live near the ocean! And spent a good deal of time working at fish markets. Have I just been lucky? Who knows. But I do know I NEVER want to see one of those!

    Okay — maybe I’m being a tad squeamish.

    Nope. EWWWWW!

    I did watch the video, and shared it with my kids just now, before I previewed it. Eek! My daughter and I were grossed out, and my son was captivated.

    I don’t even remember what I was going to comment on, because now I am scarred for life after seeing that video. 🙂

    • shoes says:

      Hahahaha – you made me laugh! Geoducks are not known for their beauty or manners. 🙂 But grossed out as you may be, you have to admit that the gooey duck song is catchy. Am I right?
      p.s. sorry to scar your for life. 🙂

      • I am back now. I had to go WASH MY EYES AND EARS! I am the mother of three boys. I wrote a post this week called “Booger-Gate.” My husband is a doctor and talks about butt warts at dinner and I am so disturbed as well. I cannot wait to show my boys in the morning! This is the best start to the summer…ever. They will be begging for me to drive over to the beach! Ewwwwww…..

        • shoes says:

          Hahaha – sorry about those geoducks, they are not the cutest of critters. I hope your boys like the video and that you discover many geoducks on your next trip to the beach.

  8. I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the versatile blogger award.

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  10. Kerry Dwyer says:

    I didn’t know about geoducks. I see some very different things on my walks but I love the crab pictures.

    • shoes says:

      I think geoducks are pretty cool clams, even though the are not very pretty to look at and have a nasty habit of spitting sea water at you.

      Thanks for the comment.

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