Field trips are fun. Especially when you go with another family. Polar Bear took his new violin student (Thad) to the School Concert of the St. Joseph Symphony, where we listened to "Peter and the Wolf" as well as a Wind Quintet, Brass Trio, and Percussion Improv. Can you believe they played "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on the snare drum and the timpani? Every year, there is a nice selection of classical music, and my boys were proud to watch their own instructor on stage in the violin section. Afterwards, we followed our tradition by stopping at Pony Espresso for a hot chocolate or coffee drink. The whole atmosphere of the Missouri Theatre and being Downtown made it a special trip.