Monday, June 8, 2009

Field Trip!!! or, Hair Nets, A New Fashion Statement


Last week we took a field trip to our local grocery store. Now, there's something I never would have thought of, but when Science Geek invited us along, we jumped. In an unusual turn of events (a combination of small families plus childcare), I tied for most children. I had three with me. Yes, with this group, our child:adult ratio is usually 2:1 or better. Stop groaning, you mothers of many. When we are all old, my poor only daughter may be struggling with two ancient senile oldsters, while your children will say, "It's my month to ride Mother around to her doctor visits and store."

At any rate, I have bookmarked a site that talks about the many Factory Tours one can take. Their blog right now features a local favorite, Kennedy Space Center. We have not been there since Earthgirl was a baby, so it's about time to go back. In their archives, I found out about a cool-looking tour of Sally Corporation in Jacksonville, FL. I think we will just have to ride up there for that tour.


We loved looking down on the store from upstairs behind one-way glass.


6 comments:

ScienceGeek said...

Thanks for posting. It was fun. When the boys went shopping with me the other day and were acting goofy, I warned them that someone might be watching them from the upper room!

We've never been to Kennedy Space Center but need to go!

Ever been on the Signature Brands tour here in town? They're the ones that make the cake decorations, as well as the Paas Easter egg stuff.

Mildred said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! Love the hair nets - my mother always wore those and they were actually hard to find!

Anonymous said...

Fun! Didja get some goodies? ~pb~

K-Sue said...

SG, I cannot believe YOU have never been to KSC! How many years have you lived in Florida? I have not been on Signature Brands or Golden Flake tours. I wonder if there is a tour of Russell Stover Candies? Let's go!

Mildred, so now you know - just need to run over and take a behind-the-scenes tour at the grocery store to snag a hairnet. I think these hairnets would be flimsier than what your mother used.

PB - Yes, we got goodies - they gave us bananas, apples, popcorn, and (Earthgirl"s fave) chocolate chip cookies.

ScienceGeek said...

How long have I lived in Florida? Just my entire life! Actually, I did go there when I was in 10th grade as part of a leadership seminar I attended, but can't remember much b/c I wasn't into learning that day-just socializing. I've never gone with my boys, but would love to. That Sally Corporation looks cool, too. I know JD would love it! We've been to Golden Flake twice. It's a great trip (also with goodies...you can imagine what).

crispy said...

Looks like fun. Glad you all got to go together.

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