How do we roadschool a Kindergarten/1st Grader? Well, we do have reading and math curriculum that we do with him, because those are just skills you need to learn. But science and history are our favorite thing about roadschooling.
We all love museums and visitor centers. There are visitor centers every place we go to further our knowledge on the history of the area and experience what life may have been like many years ago. In Escalante, UT we visited the Hole in the Rock Heritage Center. They had a movie we watched which explained how the pioneers made their route through this baren region, taking their wagons through some of the toughest terrain around.
In the back of the center is the museum area, where a sweet employee patiently showed us all of the old tools and equipment that was used in the area. She demonstrated how to use the switchboard and telephone (which was too loud for Mark). She let Mark hold petrified wood, decorated with multiple colors. She talked with us about the tools they used hundreds of years ago, first letting Mark see if he could guess the uses for each one. We ended our time here outside observing the old farm equipment. It was fascinating to see the manually functioning equipment, discussing how long it must have taken the farmers to complete each task in comparison to life today with machinery.
The history of this region is out of this world and we have loved expanding our knowledge about life hundreds of years ago. We have been so impressed with the people of the town of Escalante. We have met locals through play, at shops and restaurants, and on hikes. They are all so welcoming and knowledgeable, teaching us about the realities of life in this region. We are all kind of history nerds, so we soak it up as much as we can.
Museums and similar places are some of the best places to learn history first hand, and we look forward to all the ones we have yet to explore! And I'll tell you what, he's getting a better history lesson (and remembering more) than I ever did by reading about it in a classroom!
🍃Para aquellos que quedaron cautivados por la montaña, su belleza no tiene discusión. Para los que no, su atracción es un tipo de locura.🍃 🔅Primer día Ascenso al Chachani, los 5300 ya se sentían, al armar la carpa sentí un pequeño mareo, según yo signo que mi cuerpo ya sentía la altura.
This is one of my favorite temples in Japan. It is painted with gold leaf and always looks so beautiful. The area around here is also so relaxing. It is crazy busy so go as early as possible or else you get a lot of people in front of your photos and have to wait in line. #travelingchus#goldtemple#goldleaf#japan#kyoto
“To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.” - Socrates
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Moments. When do you feel most alive?
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And the best part of all: the new friends you meet along the way. The journey itself. The kindness, openness and generosity of meeting wonderful new people while traveling solo is such a beautiful thing. I sadly don’t have pictures of all the awesome people I met and spent time with, but they’re all memories etched in my heart forever.
There’s also the exploration, sunsets, warmth, water, tiny streets, colors, coffee, architecture, history, burrata, and DOGS. And courage, that too. But connections with new people, regardless of their background, most memorable for sure. Myself included. As @paulocoelho wrote in ‘The Alchemist’: “‘Where are you from? The boy asked. ‘From many places.’” I have always felt that way. I relate to everyone and everything. Always something to learn. We’re all one! No separation. I hope to see everyone again. Merci 🇫🇷
Cz your sky is full of stars, i’m gonna give you my heart ❤️. It is me watching the sunset until the stars show up 🌟with my lover.
I spent one of the most beautiful luxurious dinners ever at the @rocabellasantorini in their V.VIP lounge facing the sunset. Amazing experience from welcoming to quality of food to service, etc.. a place which i highly recommend ❤️. #santorini#sunset#love
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Dance with the waves, move with the sea, let the rhythm of the water set your soul free 🌊🌬. Good morning from 🙋🏻♀️ Mykonos 💙 The greek island on the mediterranean sea.
Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the US, but not quite as deep as our love for public lands. (Sorry for the eye-roller 🙃)
Raise your hand if you’re stoked parks, monuments and other public lands are protected for us all to enjoy! 🙋🏼♂️🙋🏼♂️🙋🏼♂️