The best part about the San Antonio Zoo trip in Kindergarten was painting our t-shirts the week before we went. We all had to have the same animal as the rest of the class printed on our shirt so we could walk up to strangers and have them play Where's Waldo to find the class full of zebra shirts if we got lost. I don't remember the actual zoo animals much. But the zebra shirts were cool. Also, the two hour school bus ride in Texas heat with only the hot air blowing in the windows to 'cool' us, left a little to be desired. Small town problems.
I guess the take-away is that kids are simultaneously very easy and very difficult to please. I was only, "Eh," on all the exotic animals and three-story tall prehistoric creatures. But show me some shiny objects, let me drink water from a fountain, and let me keep my lunch in my own backpack, and we have a winner of a day!
What was your favorite field trip as a kid? And were you worried about your lunch, too? Or was that just me?