26 October 2006

The Chocolate Factory

Today was our first field trip with our homeschool group.  We've been on a few family outings that would qualify as field trips, but we actually went with a group of 25 people from our homeschool group.  We went to the Anthony-Thomas Chocolate Factory here in Columbus.

Fortunately, it was an indoor field trip because it poured outside most of the afternoon and into the evening.  I don't know what is with the rain this year, but we have definitely had enough of it in central Ohio.  I am secretly hoping that it keeps up after the temperatures drop.  Yes, the truth comes out, I have a love of snow (I know that some of you are thinking that it's only me and Paul Piraino, but there are other snow lovers out there too).

Back to the field trip...

Unfortunately, Lukas' prediction that there would be Oompa Loompas and chocolate fountains was incorrect (he has seen the classic Willy Wonka, but not the new one).  Fortunately, there was lots of chocolate.  Lukas was delighted to see how buckeyes were made.  Apparently, they can't produce enough of these scrumptious goodies during this especially great, winning season that OSU is having (and yes, Cassie, I added this little detail just for you).  People have been calling from California asking for shipments of buckeyes to eat during the games!

Let me add that the buckeye is a poisonous nut (This one is for you Margie).  It grows on a tree that is very common in Ohio and elsewhere.  So there you have the Ohio State Buckeyes and the scrumptious little candies that share the buckeye name, and they have nothing to do with deer.

Anthony-Thomas wouldn't allow us to take any photographs inside their building, which is understandable.  Since you all know that I am a photo taking freak, you know that I had to find a way to get at least one picture to chronicle our first group field trip.  This photo of Lukas was too good not to share, so click on the link below and enjoy a little postcard of photos.  I promise there aren't as many as there usually are.  

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