Weekly Wrap-Up 45

Posted March 8, 2015 by Kathy in Wrap-Up / 8 Comments

My Weekly Wrap Up is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

The school trip to Alliance Redwoods was a huge success! We did 3 hikes on the trip and they were a hard workout for me (but I needed it!). The kids were great and respectful to each other so being a chaperone wasn’t too hard for me. This was a nice break from work and I had fun being with my youngest daughter. She amazed me again by being the first one to do the zip line. I was trying to get the courage to do it but we ran out of time for the chaperones. The banana slug is Alliance Redwoods official mascot. It was like a treasure hunt for the kids to find during the trip. Luckily someone did find one and the kids had a chance to be an official member of the Banana Slug Club if they placed the slug on their nose for 10 ‘banana slug seconds’. My daughter refused to participate but her friends did the challenge!

Banana Slug Club

This was a nice experience for the kids and we are grateful for the opportunity to complete our trip. The kids had fun, learned to work together and overcame their fears. I also got out of my ‘comfort zone’ with the hiking and dealt with my fear of the dark. We had a night hike with no flashlights and used only the moonlight as a source of light. It was scary but I survived the hike! I surprised myself during these trips and now I know I can take a chance on new experiences. We arrived home Friday afternoon and we are all exhausted.   It is nice to be home again!!

Here is what happened last week on the blog:

This week on the blog:


Kimba’s March 2015 Take Control of Your TBR Pile Challenge is on! I set a small goal of 4 books since I am behind on my ARCs and here is what I have read so far:

Barefoot by the Sea by Roxanne St. Claire (review coming soon)


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2015 Reading Assignment Challenge – make a list of the specific books you are reading in 2015. You can sign-up anytime during the year so visit Berls at Fantasy is More Fun or Michelle at Because Reading


How was your week?


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8 responses to “Weekly Wrap-Up 45

    • Kathy

      Thanks Laura and it was great to finish the trip. The kids were really disappointed when it got cut short in December so it was nice for them to have the opportunity to finish it. I don’t think I would have done the slug when I was a kid lol. Have a great week!

    • Kathy

      I did trip and tried not to panic! I was so glad when we came down the mountain lol. Have a great week!

    • Kathy

      It looks nasty so I would never try to join the slug club lol. It was a nice opportunity for the kids and a great time for me to be with my daughter. But I’m glad to be home lol. Thanks Michelle!

  1. Lotus

    I always thought the fact that UC Santa Cruz’ mascot was a banana slug was quite crazy, but I see they are not the only ones!