Do you believe in the Roswell UFO Incident

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Do you believe in the Roswell UFO Incident? If your nine and ten of course you believe. Your imagination may run a little wild and you might imagine meeting some green guy’s on a family vacation from another world and keep up correspondence with the alien kids form Zanzarbar only 553 light years away.  This is what Huggs and Munchy were discussing as we entered New Mexico.  They also were discussing how electricity was given to the Egyptians thousands of years ago by the aliens and how could anyone build those pyramids – it had to be the aliens.  I Continue reading

Unschooling Lessons: Science at Cascade Caverns in Boerne, Texas

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As an unschool teacher, and a very laid back mom, I never do any lesson plans.  Yes I wing everything, like today when we went to Cascade Caverns in Boerne, Texas.  My thought process here is that if I need to make a unschool lesson plans, print out work sheet, grade papers, give tests and do all that stuff teachers are required to do – then heck I should just send them to “normal” school and let the teacher do it. Now with my very layed back approach I still do some research, or rather let the kids do it.  The Continue reading

SAS Factory Tour in San Antonio Texas

SAS factory tour

If you are visiting San Antonio and can only visit one thing, then don’t miss out on the SAS Factory Tour.  Not only is this tour FREE but you also get to visit the old General Store that is adjoined to the factory.  I was amazed at how many steps that go into making these handmade, comfortable shoes for our older generation, and people with ankle and foot injuries.  The tour takes you through each step of the process and lets watch these men and women do their particular job to making a shoe, some have done the same job Continue reading

Science at the Nature center in Bayou Signette State Park

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We were so excited to be traveling and homeschooling across America.  We have made it through 4 states so far and have found history, science, math and geography in every state we visit.  We were especially excited to find the nature center at,  Bayou Signette State Park,was still open in the winter. Our guide had animal skins for the kids to touch, skeletons, pictures and posters of all native Louisiana animals. Inside the nature center were an alligator turtle, several snakes, turtles and fish.  The guide answered every question the girls could come up with and he told us several Continue reading

Unschool history in Louisiana

Unschool history in Louisiana

How do we Unschool history in Louisiana?  While in New Orleans we learned about the history of the state and the city by going to some of the museums around town, looking for historical markers and taking a walking tour. The first place we found was the Louisiana state museum. Adults are only $6 a piece and kids under 12 are free.  The two state museums offer Louisiana history, predating European history all the way through the current day.  Living with hurricanes like Katrina and beyond, Mardi Gras carnivals and a hidden area for the history of rock-n-roll in Louisiana. Continue reading

Free actives to do with kids in Mobile, Alabama

Free kids activities in Mobile, Alabama

It is always hard to find free activities to do with kids while you are traveling.  One of our favorite things to do is go downtown to the historic district and find the welcome center.  This time we hit the Jack Pot with advice, Mobile has tons of free activities, places to go and even a bus that will take you all over down town for free. Fort Conde is located in the heart of Mobile Alabama in the downtown district.  We decided to go visit the fort because not only is it FREE but we thought we could do a Continue reading

History at a rest stop off Highway 95

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Who knew you could learn a little history at a rest area, while everyone takes turns to go potty.  We were traveling down the highway on our way to our next destination when we stopped to stretch our legs.  Huggs pointed out  2 historical markers and we went over to read them.  This is one of the great things about Uschooling, history is everywhere even at rest areas.   The next Rest Stop we found the neatest birds.  The girls got so excited that we video them because they were talking to each other.  Then the girls google them and Continue reading

Drive into the past with our Grandparents

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A drive through the past is what brought the girls to Sarasota, Florida.  My father has been interested and collecting antique cars as long as I can remember and is now enjoying them.  Our adventure has brought us here so the girls could spend some quality time with their grandparents and learn a little history about Sarasota, Florida. The Horseless Carriage club meets every year in Florida.  The club members drive their awesome antique cars (as long as they don’t break down) around town by following a guided tour with only written directions to each destination.  The girls got the great opportunity Continue reading