Do you remember your first school trip?
I don’t mean a field trip on the school bus to the cheese plant (yes, we did that) but rather the cross-country trip where you were gone for several days. I first went to Washington DC in middle school but went again in high school. I probably have the middle school photos in a box but I am working my way through one photo album to share the importance of taking and printing your memories. The sites were the same but the memories are different, and stronger, from my high school trip. Looking through the photos and I am reminded of the people and the adventures.
Twice I’ve gone to DC for school and twice I missed out on touring the white house. I’ve only seen it from the street.
Missing the white house tour was a little sad but what was depressing was missing Bill Clinton and the secret service jogging because someone forgot a jacket and had to get off the bus and go all the way back to the hotel room. Yes, a jacket was what caused a missed presidential sighting. We all sat on the bus waiting for what seemed like an hour for this person to go get that stupid jacket. When we finally arrived, we missed the jogging but got to hear everyone talking about Bill and the secret service jog-by. Lesson learned, don’t forget to grab your jacket.
I also remember meeting up with Ron Kind, our congressman, and getting a special tour of the capital. We went to a room there where the president meets with important people. At least that is what I wrote on the back of the photo. We also got to see the thing that the president’s coffin is placed on. It’s stored somewhere under the capital. I am pretty sure it’s been in use since Lincoln. It’s not on the back of the photo but it is what is stuck in my head.
Did you write on the back of your photos?
I think this is one of the reasons why film beats out digital every time. You have to print your film or you never get to see your memories! Amm of my photos has the date, location, and who is in it written on the back. My digitals all have some name like img_209839278239 and no space to write all the interesting stuff! I’d have to try and make some crazy long file name to have the same info on the back of a print.
And I’d much rather flip through an album or loose prints than click through a folder.
Do you prefer real prints or digital images and why? What memories do you have from a school trip?