Charlotte Mason · Family & Fun · Homeschooling · Nature · Nature Journals · Nature study · Nature Walks

We’re Still Here…..and We’re Still Happily Occupied!

That’s right.  Even if this blog has been quiet lately, we’ve been keeping ourselves busily occupied as always.  I somehow have just not found the time to let you all know about it!  So I’ll do a little catch up post.  Here goes: We came home from our summer vacation to find half of our garden… Continue reading We’re Still Here…..and We’re Still Happily Occupied!

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On Our Way Home

I guess we’ve been on the way home since we left Brent and Luci’s house in B.C., but these last few states have really started to feel like the home stretch.  After seeing Arches National Park in Utah, we didn’t really take in many more sights.  To break up the monotony of driving most of… Continue reading On Our Way Home

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Spectacular Sights of the Southwest

Hoover Dam We made the drive from southern CA to Las Vegas/Boulder City area Friday morning, August 2nd to see the Hoover Dam.  It was a bit tricky finding a parking space with our 36’ motorhome; we had to park a good distance away from the visitor’s center where the observation deck was.  We deliberated a… Continue reading Spectacular Sights of the Southwest

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Sequoia National Park & Southern California

We stayed south of San Francisco in a town called Half Moon Bay Tuesday night after driving through the Golden Gate Bridge.  We drove south for a little while along U.S. 1.  The coast south of San Francisco looked a lot different than the northern coast.   Brown scrubby hills, then irrigated patches of produce, then the… Continue reading Sequoia National Park & Southern California

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California Coast

We drove into California along Route 101 on Monday, July 29th.  Our views of the coast soon became obscured with fog.  We were so glad we had seen the OR coast in beautiful sunshine. Soon after entering CA we were in the Redwoods National Park.  I LOVED walking in among those huge, ancient, majestic trees.  It was like a… Continue reading California Coast

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Oregon Coast

After leaving Brent and Luci’s last Thursday, July 25th, we drove down to Aldergrove, BC (Vancouver area) and stopped in at my Aunt Louise and Uncle Marv’s house.  Karen and Alvin and family as well as my parents were there too.  Aunt Louise served us a delicious supper at a nearby park. I just had… Continue reading Oregon Coast

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Our Time at Brent and Luci’s in Vanderhoof, BC

We got to my sister Luci’s house just outside of Vanderhoof, BC on Monday evening, July 22.  I was thrilled to finally be able to see her house in real life.  Anthony and I had visited Brent and Luci ten years ago when they lived in an apartment in Langley, BC near Vancouver, but I… Continue reading Our Time at Brent and Luci’s in Vanderhoof, BC