Adriana organized a field trip on our last full day in Seattle. Luckily it wasn’t just academic, and they took me along.
IF IT IS NOT BOEING, WE ARE NOT GOING – we learned this motto during the trip.
We drove to Everett, a few miles north of Seattle, for a guided tour of one of Boeing’s factories. Not only was it a cool tourism program, it is also part of the kids’ curriculum (a few days later, Adriana had each of them write a few paragraphs with their impressions of and findings from trip)
First, we spent some 2 hours touring the assembly lines of the 747, 777 and 787. The buildings are huge, and the way the factory is set up is almost as impressive as the planes themselves. Unfortunately photos are not allowed on this part of the tour
After that, we spent another hour at the Visitor Center, where there are a number of attractions to interact with all-things-airplane
At the end of the visit, excitement level was so high we just couldn’t get the kids to stand still for a second, as evidenced by this failed family selfie:
All kudos to Adriana for this great day – I am already looking forward to the next field trip of Pesto School !