To the sea!

Last Tuesday, the early childhood department at my agency loaded tons of families onto two buses and drove us all out to Greenwich, CT for a day at the beach. This was a brillllllliant plan because (1) I have not gotten in anything resembling appropriate beach time this summer, (2) many of the families have not gotten in anything resembling appropriate beach time in their lifetimes, (3) it was a beautiful, sunny day, and (4) all food was provided!

Before we left the office, Mildred supplied me with a buttered and toasted sesame bagel:


I had not exactly slept the night before, so this bagel in all its toasty, carby, buttery glory was just what I needed 😀

When we arrived at the beach, our hosts handed out ice pops to everyone:


Mmmmmm, just as sugary as I remembered.

And since infants and toddlers clearly can never have enough sugar, there was a whole spread of Dunkin’ Donuts munchkins waiting for us, too:


So I might have had like six of these:


And seven of these:


With a belly full of sugar, it was time to head down to the water:


Ahhh, could this day have been any more beautiful??


The children frolicked:


And frolicked:


And so did the fish:


And the grown-ups:


And the geese:


At around 1:00. we rounded up the troops for lunch of potato puffs, chicken nuggets (with real chunks of whole meat inside!), wraps, and mayo-infused salads:


I saw this roasted veggie and fresh mozzarella wrap and knew what I would be eating!


Here’s my plate with half a wrap, chicken nuggets and dijon, and some lettuce from the macaroni salad garnish:


Our hosts followed this perfect beach meal with the perfect beach dessert: watermelon!


And the other perfect beach dessert: Oreos!


And the other perfect beach dessert: ice cream sandwiches!


So many desserts, so little time 😛

It was another one of those days that made me so thrilled to be able to work where I do. I love my job 😀

What’s the best field trip you’ve taken this summer?

10 thoughts on “To the sea!

  1. Diana (Soap & Chocolate) says:

    FAAAAAAAbulous field trip! You were in my child-hood! I grew up next door in Stamford but actually went to high school in Greenwich. Assume you went to Todd’s Point? So pretty there. Nice and beachy in a New Englandy way. My roomie is from Greenwich and goes there to walk and rent kayaks.

    Your eats look like a total kickback to childhood! A day full of munchkins and munchkins. 😉


  2. Gina says:

    How fun!! I wish I could just hop in the car and go to the beach. Those wraps look amazing.

    The best field trip this summer was the trip to Port Clinton (up near Lake Erie) for a wedding. I had a blast with Nick and his family, good times.


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