For kids that love electronics, robotics and coding

xplorerboard

I have a great friend who has designed a Portable XPlorerBoard that could be a great tool for any child who loves exploring what they can do with electronics. This is a way to give children a jump-start in the field of programing and robotics.  To get this project started he needs your backing for as little as $1 (or more) you can help him get the funding he needs to make this project a reality. Pledge Now!  

Must have item for camping in a RV

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We have been traveling in a RV for five months (October 30th, 2013) and now feel like we kind of know what we are doing.  Ok we look like we know what we are doing when we pull into our RV campsite and set up.  Campers are nosiest people around (it’s very humorous) …. they actually stop what ever they are doing and watch you set up when you pull into your site. We also stop to look to see where the new campers are from, if they are friendly and most importantly check out what new gadget they have Continue reading

Montezuma Castle National Monument

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Who wouldn’t like to live up in the sky, at least away from predators, flood waters, and were it is cool in summer and warm in the winter.  That it was the girls learned while doing their Jr. Ranger badge at Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well.  The girls learned science, about the animals that live in the area, environment, eco system, history and culture.  This was one of our nationals first national monuments proclaimed by Theodore Roosevelt and America’s first car bound tourist destination. Many of you following along with us, as we make our way across America, wish you Continue reading

No hands were bitten off at the Deer Farm

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Have you ever heard of a deer biting off someone’s hand before?  Neither have I ….. I just thought it would be a fun title to get your attention about the Grand Canyon Deer Farm.  Actually they were very sweet deer and were super excited to see us because they knew they were going to get feed.  They were funny and would follow you around the path.  Huggs said she felt like Santa and would take a handful of food walk away so they would follow her.  They also had real reindeer, a camel, goats, donkeys, bison, pig, monkeys and Continue reading

We got our kicks on route 66 in the stone ages and more Roadside fun

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More roadside fun, try to guess what landmarks we got to see.  The first clue is from a very famous movie about a cars and the phrase, “Get your kicks on Route 66”.  We drove …..name the city….. to see all the characters in the movie …..  Actually we have been having a lot of fun driving through different towns that the movie was based on.  While eating lunch at Route 66 sandwich shop, the cashier told us that her friends auto shop was the one they based it on in the movie and most of it was based right Continue reading

Our tale of Robbery on Grand Canyon Railway on Munchy’s 11th Birthday

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We had so much fun riding on the Grand Canyon Railroad. Our tale started on the cold morning of Munchy’s birthday.  We had just sat down to watch a show of cowboys trying to figure out how to robe a bank but threatened to take money from the tourist riding the train instead, it was hilarious.  I was a little concerned that they might actually proceed, but they decided not to so I didn’t worry about it. It was a relaxing two-hour ride on a 1950s train, we got serenaded while we traveled, and even got to walk to the Continue reading

Sonora Desert Museum Unschooling Taxadermy science

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Some may say that learning with taxidermy is just gross but I say it is an awesome way to see these animals unclose.  I was blown away by how big some of these animals actually are, like the polar bear compared to the brown bear.  It was amazing to get so close to the animals that you could almost touch them. We have been to a lot of zoos and have seen many animals interacting with each other  in their natural habitats but this is just a new way to look at them.  We also learned about conservation, and how Continue reading

White Dove of the Desert

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I love looking at historic missions and churches for their beauty and architecture. We were able to study geography, history, American Indian culture, Spanish history, religion, restoration and architecture at this beautiful mission, Mission San Xavier del Bac.  The best part was the free admission and they have tours 3 times a day for free. We were lucky enough to  be with a very small group and our tour guide had fun telling the girls stories about the church. This is the oldest intact European structure in Arizona, originally part of New Spain it was founded by a Jesuit, Fr. Eusebio Continue reading