I can’t believe it’s been a month since I last posted. We have had a whirl-wind and very fun summer already. I’ll give a little update here and post more with pictures later. We just got back in town, and I have a mountain of laundry and 132 emails! I’ve already vacuumed and gotten the bread made this morning. The kids are happily playing in the basement at present.
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The fun started on May 22 when my husband took the two older boys (ages 7 and 8) on a camping trip to Michigan. A week later my mom, sister, nephew, and niece from California visited for 12 days. We had a ball going to Old World Wisconsin, Kohl Children’s Museum, Brookfield Zoo, and just hanging out around the house and backyard. My mom and sister so kindly babysat so that my husband and I could attend the Illinois Christian Home Educator’s convention for two days. It was wonderful, as usual.
A few days after they left we set off on our vacation to Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. Here are some of the highlights:
–2655 miles traveled (with 8 people in an 8-passenger vehicle!)
–11 states visited
–stayed at 7 different hotels/ bed and breakfasts
–stayed 3 days at a working dairy farm
–ate dinner at an Amish family’s house
–saw where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were written and signed
–went to the Crayola Factory
–took a ferry (from Cape May, NJ to Lewes, DE)
–played at the beach (Rehoboth, DE)
–saw a few sights (too few) in Washington D.C.
–rode the Metro train there (thankfully the Lord protected us)
–went to a zoo and an aviary
–the boys went to the International Spy Museum
–drove through the beautiful Shenandoah Valley
more later. . .