Family Travel, Homeschool

Memories of My Hometown

I love learning about history. I especially enjoy learning about the history of the area where we live and have brought up our family. I suppose it shouldn’t come as a surprise then that 35+ years ago (didn’t we look young?), we chose the tiny church at our local historic park for our wedding. (My great gramma had seen a…

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Family Travel, Homeschool

Driving Along the Cowboy Trail

Day 4 of our drives through Alberta history found us heading southwest of Calgary along the Cowboy Trail. We only had a few hours so joined up with the trail in Black Diamond after leaving Okotoks and our visit to the Okotoks Erratic (aka The Big Rock, a huge glacial erratic that was moved and left here by glacial ice.)…

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Family Travel, Homeschool, Homeschool Reviews

Chasing Buffalo

Today’s drive into Alberta’s history focuses on our First Nations Peoples. You may have heard them referred to as the Treaty 7 Nations (after the treaty that was signed in 1877 between the Canadian Government and five First Nations; Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, Stoney-Nakoda, and Tsuut’tina. Alberta has a rich history. Nowhere is this more apparent than at Head-Smashed-in-Buffalo-Jump. This historic…

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Family Travel, Homeschool, Homeschool Reviews

The Home of Heartland

Still struggling through the winter that would not end, Day 2 of our drive through Alberta’s history found us scratching destinations like Waterton National Park off of our list. What to do, what to do. We loaded up the car without a firm plan but knowing we wanted to spend another day enjoying the sites around our beautiful province. EJ…

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Family Travel, Homeschool

Driving Among the Dinosaurs

Road trips are one of my favorite things so every spring I look forward to traveling around our province as the weather gets warmer and we take a bit of a break from book work. This year was a bit of a challenge. Easter Sunday arrived and we were still under weather warnings for snowfall and frigid temperatures. Some parts…

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Disney, Family Travel, Wordless Wednesday

Wilderness Explorers at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

As frequent visitors to Disney Parks, we appreciate the “bonus” programs they run at various locations. T he Wilderness Explorer program at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is one of our favorites. Not only is this a fun activity for the whole family, it’s free so your budget will love it. Kids (and adults, there is no height restriction) can sign up…

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