Yesterday, my class and the 4th graders went to Savannah GA. I woke up at 5:40 am, got dressed, packed up, and ate. Everyone got onto the bus by 6:45. At 7:00 on the dot, we left. It took us 2 hours to get to Savannah, and 45 minutes to get to our first stop. We got out of the bus to get our tickets at the welcome center, and then in the SAME building, we watched a 20 minute movie about how Savannah was made, and it was narrated by the founder, Oglethorpe. He went through the trouble, happiness, and he also told us some connections between now and back when Savannah was created. Then, in the next part of the SAME building, there was a museum! (Isn’t that place big!) The place was SO cool! There were old cars, uniforms, things that you could “DO”, and much, much more! There was even an extra room for the museum! It took us an hour in there! Then, after we went to the welcome center, we went into the bus and we drove to the old Baptist African Church, to see how the slaves built it, and the history behind it, we also went up and down stairs and saw where the holes the Africans used for air from the underground railroad. The tour guide explained everything very well, and I think that place was my favorite place we visited because I learned a lot, and it was interesting. Then, we had lunch in the city market, and we also walked around and shopped a little bit. After, we all got back together and a tour guide took us to two different squares. One was called Gordon square, but I forgot the other one’s name. Then, he took us to Tomochichi’s grave. The tour guide said that if all the kids touched the rock and circled around it, that the rock would move. But, we all knew it wouldn’t. That wasn’t my favorite part of the trip, intact, that was my least favorite part of the trip. After that, we looked at it for a second, and nothing happened. The tour guy said that he just wanted us to help him clean it off. After all that walking, we went to Fort Jackson, and as I would say, “boot camp”. We learned about their clothes/protection gear, their signals of how they communicate with other places, and their medications for when they get sick. Can you believe that one of the medicines that we saw at Fort Jackson was one that my Dad took, but in a pill for when he was on dialasis! At the end, we got to see the cannon shoot. It was so cool! Although, it did stink! That was the second time we saw it though, because at the beginning, we came early, so we saw it while the group before us was still there. After that, we went to see the synagogue, but it started raining and thundering. The tour guy said that the bus couldn’t go in the “old city” part of Savannah. Everyone said they would walk, but then when it started lightning, and getting worse, we decided to not go. Everyone was bummed, but happy we didn’t go when it started to hail. We went back to the school, and me and my Mom went home. We ate dinner, watched a little TV., and went to bed. I loved our field trip to Savannah. I think that if the 4th and 5th grade go next year, that they should go to the synagogue first, because everyone was looking forward to it, and next time, we should all be able to go. Not everyone goes to Savannah all the time, so the thing you want to do, you should do first. I think that next year, the kids should go again, it was worth it.