Alabama History at Fort Toulouse and trail walk at nature Alabama Nature Center

Many fascinating figures and events have happened throughout Alabama’s history. We wanted to learn more about the prehistoric Indians, French, English and American history at Fort Toulouse and Fort Jackson . The story of Fort Toulouse started with the local indians inviting the French to build a fort, Fort Toulouse. The men settled in and took indian wives, wives from around the area, and some farms sprang up. The French lost possession of the fort Continue reading

Visit the hidden gem of Florida: Emerald Coast Wildlife Zoological Park

The Emerald Coast Wildlife Zoological Park may be one of the best-hidden gems in Florida. This park is smaller than some zoos but cleaner than most. The care to rehabilitate these animals is evident throughout the park. This animal park is filled with native wildlife and exotic animals all with their own story of why they were abandoned or abused. We started our exploration by feeding the farm animals, and the girls also got to Continue reading

Gloups adventure at the White Oaks Conservation Center

Gloups had so much fun yesterday he could barley sleep.  He was up bright and early and had breakfast with the girls, (milk, cereal and orange juice). Everyone lined up in their cars and headed to White Oaks Conservation Center. At  White Oaks Conservation, Gloups got to pet a cheetah, feed a giraffe, visit an okapi (cousin to the giraffe),  gazelle, and an baby rhino.  He learned about dinosaurs, and he learned that White Oaks breed Florida Panther, which Continue reading

When is best time visit the Dakota Zoo 

Even though this zoo was not the biggest we found the best time to visit the Dakota Zoo. We have seen it was full of different amazing animals and huge enclosures for each one. Dakota Zoo was the dream of Marc & Betty Christianson and became a reality in 1961 with the help of volunteers and lots of donations. The best time to visit the Dakota Zoo is right after school starts because it’s not busy Continue reading

Unschooling at National Big Horn Sheep Interactive Center

Unschooling in the summer is always challenging when there are so many fun things to do. Summer time for most, means vacations to places like Yellowstone and Grand Tetons, and visiting museums and zoos. This summer we decided to stay in one place and have been able to discover and visit everything in one place, like a stay-vacation. The National Big Horn Sheep Interactive Center is about an hour and half drive from Yellowstone (80 Continue reading

Hiking around Jenny Lake and Moose Ponds in the Grand Tetons National Park

National Parks are great for hiking, seeing wildlife, and discovering historical sites, and magnificent views.  We visited Grand Teton National Park and hiked around Jenny Lake and Moose Ponds.  The hike according to our Top Trail Hiking book said it was only 7 miles, well maintained, kid friendly and not very crowded.  All I can tell you is don’t believe everything you read. We did enjoy our walk and might do it again once we Continue reading