Schooling At Home: Unusual learning

We love our little home school! I’m not about to preach and boast my kids’ test scores or reading levels. I’m not about to try to lure you’re public-school-going-kids over to the dark side. I’m about to share some of our unique ways of incorporating learning in our everyday lives. These ideas are suitable forContinue reading “Schooling At Home: Unusual learning”

Mammoth Heeey Boo-Boo

September 29 Day 49 We woke up 14 miles from the Kentucky line and made our way into Mammoth Cave National Park just before lunch. We checked out the Visitor’s Center and bought our 3:30 cave tour tickets then ate lunch and while Papa Bear and our younger three daughters took rest, I brought Juniper and LemonContinue reading “Mammoth Heeey Boo-Boo”

M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I and Music City

Sunday Sept. 28 Day 48 Ash, since learning the state song, has asked to go to Mississippi, I guess because it’s just so fun to say, it must be the most fun place in the world! It’s not on our itinerary but we’ll be passing through Memphis, a border city just miles from the MS line we obliged ourContinue reading “M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I and Music City”

Health Foodies Fishing

I’ve done some serious soul-searching… in it all I’ve begun overhauling everything in my world to create a happy, healthy stress-free existence. I’d love to be able to share it all with you but I respect you, reader, enough not to leave you floating at the balloon museum…so I’m not giving up. I’ll take you home with us. Then,Continue reading “Health Foodies Fishing”

Full of hot air

Tuesday September 23…. Day 43 New Mexico is warm at 7am. Lazily I went into the convenience store for coffee, juice and fruit. We ate breakfast and shuffled into the trading post just after they opened their doors. The two-story gift shop was littered with wooden beams and indian artifacts mostly pottery and jewelry but theContinue reading “Full of hot air”

Petrified and Painted

We continue our tour of the nation’s parks, something we hadn’t planned on but after Mount Rushmore have made it our mission to visit as many as possible along the way. We’re loading our sashes with badges and patches galore! Monday, September 22 Day 42 We woke up surprised at the base of a mountainContinue reading “Petrified and Painted”

A Canyon is Anything but

What’s in the Grand Canyon? Nothing. Or is there? This place is filled with many things one of the most beautiful places in the world (my world) is filled with magic. Beauty. The awe-inspiring look on first time visitors (mine included) reflects out of this trench in the earth. A trench dug out of theContinue reading “A Canyon is Anything but”

A Grand Old Ride!

Friday September 19….Day 39 From Las Vegas we begin our journey back east and our first stop? The Grand Canyon. I didn’t want to leave. Today, we cleaned up and ate lunch before we left our campground. We drove until dinner and then again until we reached our current destination, Williams, AZ. A railroad town,Continue reading “A Grand Old Ride!”

Vegas Baby

If you don’t already know, this part of our road trip is the sole purpose for the WHOLE trip. Ten years ago, we came to this very city and ate at this very restaurant to celebrate this very woman. My beautiful mother-in-law.                       We metContinue reading “Vegas Baby”