Family Travel, Homeschool

Christmas Carols Around the World

We’ve been studying how folks celebrate Christmas in different parts of the world this month with the Techie Homeschool Mom’s online unit studies and are having a lot of fun with it. The online unit studies are very handy while we’re traveling since there is very little in the way of extra supplies that you have to pack along. The book club…

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Family Travel

Santa’s Electric Night Parade

One of several bikes in this year’s parade We decided to spend the weekend in Boulder City Nevada after finding out they would be holding their annual Christmas Tree lighting and Santa’s Electric Night Parade while we were visiting the area. I have to tell you, I love a parade. Whether it be a big one like the Calgary Stampede…

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Family Travel

Christmas Tree Lightings and Santa Tractors

How can it be the first of December already? It hardly seems as though we were decorating for Halloween and now we’re breaking out the Christmas trees. Along with the changing of a calendar page, this month signals the beginning of Blogmas, that challenge to bloggers around the world to post each day, during the busiest of seasons for many…

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Disney, Family Travel

Discovering The Science Behind Pixar

We’ve had a crazy busy year with our youngest daughter’s wedding in January, the arrival of our second grandson in April and, finally, our girls moving into their new home. There is one thing about being busy, time seems to pass by quickly (well, except for the eight months it took for the house to be built – that seemed…

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Disneyland, Family Travel

A Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Day! Celebrating Dick Van Dyke’s 90th Birthday at Disneyland!

Dick Van Dyke with his wife Arlene and Mary Poppins at the Jolly Holiday Bakery and Café dedication I’ve been looking through some of my old blog posts recently and came across this one from a couple of years ago that had managed to escape being published. Although it is old news, I thought I’d share. The wonderful thing about…

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Family Travel

Running into a Hurricane on Your Vacation

As I sit watching the minute to minute reporting of Hurricane Irma, my mind goes back to our visit to Florida last October just as Hurricane Matthew was approaching.  Since we were driving, I made certain to check the news before leaving the safety of our cabin in the Tennessee hills and heading south. Since we would be staying in…

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