Family Travel

A Surprising Gem in Helena Montana

Another unfinished post that I came across when moving my blog. The trip is from a few years ago but the carousel still remains. Who would have thought that a trip to Helena Montana to do a little cross-border shopping could have turned into a fun-filled Family Day weekend getaway? Upon deciding that we didn’t have time to go far…

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Family Travel, Homeschool, Homeschool Reviews

Why We Homeschool – Our Top 10 Reasons

We are often asked why we decided to homeschool, or rather, why our daughter decided to allow me to homeschool our grandson. Our immediate answer is always the same, I was retiring from a long-term position and my husband and I were planning a several weeks long road trip so we thought it would be a good opportunity for our…

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Family Travel, Homeschool

Throwback Thursday to A New Year and A New Beginning

I’ve been going through some old posts in preparation for moving my blog to WordPress and came across this one (below the photo) from two years ago as we were just beginning our homeschool adventures. Some things have changed; the first being how much we pack along with us, online curriculum has become more of a friend these days as…

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Family Travel, Homeschool

Vacation Pics from our Budding Photographer

Our grandson has always shown an interest in taking pictures. I can remember buying him his first little VTech camera (it was orange) when he was only a toddler. Since then, many different pocket cameras have come and gone. Some ate batteries so fast it was less expensive to purchase something new; others that decided they would prefer to keep…

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Family Travel, Homeschool

A Pre-Christmas Family Visit to Las Vegas – Part One

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had friends comment to me that they had never thought of Las Vegas as a family-friendly vacation spot. One, in particular, was amazed to see our vacation photos from Death Valley National Park and Red Rock Canyon. She is an avid hiker and had never thought of the southern Nevada area as…

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Family Travel

A Visit to the Magical Forest

This is my first attempt at a blog post for Wordless Wednesday so not sure how much I should say about these photos except that they were taken as we visited the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village in Las Vegas last week. Enjoy, we did!

Family Travel

Christmas Lights and Hot Cocoa

We often travel in the weeks leading up to Christmas, and whether it be for work or leisure, we try to fit in a visit to local holiday light displays.  I have seen too many to count over the years but I thought I would share the following with you on this 6th day of the 12 Days Blogmas Challenge.…

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