Monday, September 24, 2012

Homeschooling away from Home

This week is International Homeschool Spirit Week. Today was Homeschool Away From Home Day! For us, schooling away from home has dominated our lives over the last several years. So I thought I would do a post reminiscing about all the places we've visited in our travels.

We started our travels in 2008 when Hubby took a traveling job. Here we are at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. It was the kids first visit to the ocean.

We also got to visit Washington, D.C. on this trip. It was so cool to share our nation's capital with our kids.

In December of 2008, we took a trip to The Creation Museum in Hebron, KY.

In April 2009, we took a rode trip to Tampa Bay, Florida so Hubby could do a test teach for a new client.

We were very blessed to be able to take the kids to Walt Disney World on that trip.

In August of 2009, we visited Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

In August 2009, we visited The Creation Museum again.

In December of 2009, we spent lots of time in Cincinnati, OH.

In April 2010, we visited Wright Patterson Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio.


In May 2011, we visited Toledo, Ohio.

In October 2011, we visited Apple Works in Trafalgar, Indiana with my parents.

In January of this year, we started several months of visits to Tennessee. We started at Fort Donelson in Dover, Tennessee.

In January, we also visited The Don Platt Museum dedicated to the 101st Airborne.

We also visited Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

And Fort Defiance in Clarksville, Tennessee.

And the Cumberland River in downtown Clarksville, Tennessee.

In February, we visited Mammoth Cave National Park in Cave City, Kentucky.

We took 2 cave tours both times we visited Mammoth Caves in February.

In mid-February, we witnessed the surrender at the Dover Hotel. We even got to meet General Grant.

We also got to visit a Union encampment at Fort Donelson.

The next weekend we met General Grant again at Fort Defiance in Clarksville, TN.

At the end of February, we visited Shiloh National Military Park in Shiloh, Tennessee.

In March, we visited my hometown of Hope, Indiana where David was mustered into the Union Army during the Hope Civil War Days.

At the end of March, we returned to Stones River National Battlefield for another reenactment. We got to see canons fired this time.

We also visited Corinth Interpretive Center in Corinth, Mississippi.

And we visited The Tennessee River Museum in Savannah, Tennessee.

In June, all 3 kids embarked on their own adventures, a week at Springhill Camp near Seymour, Indiana.

Finally, in August, we made our way to Tawas City, Michigan on the banks of Lake Huron.

We visited Footesite Park on the AuSable River.

And we visited the Lumberman's Monument, also on the AuSable River.

As you can see, we have been blessed to travel a lot over the last 4 years. Thanks to homeschooling, we have been able to pick up & go with Hubby when he travels. We are all looking forward to continuing our adventures on the road.


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