We took a Rivendell field trip to the Library of Congress this morning. This is a place we had never been before, and I wasn't really sure what to expect. Emily, our field-trip coodinator extraordinaire, set up a tour for us. We divided into 2 groups: junior high and high schoolers were one, and everyone under 6th grade were another. All together, we had 24 kids, 6 kids, and 1 grandma. The tours each did a part for 45 minutes, and then we switched, so we each got a complete tour. I went with the younger kids, and I had a fantastic time--mainly because Luke stayed home and watched my 4 youngest, plus Christine's youngest. So we could have had 6 more kids along! I was thrilled to not be carrying a diaper bag, pushing a stroller, and trying to keep hungry, tired, crabby toddlers from being loud and running around.