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Living & Learning

Home-schooling while on the road gives a whole new meaning to the term live and learn.

Wherever we are, Rich and I try to make it a learning experience for Emma and ourselves. We visit local attractions and learn about local customs and people. We go to museums and parks, attend fairs and flea markets, visit the local library for different books, a story hour, and great people interaction. We always search out farmers markets and the local eateries – not the chains – to get the best of the local flavors.

Sunday, for lunch, we went to a Mexican restaurant and had a wonderful meal. We were very obviously the tourists in this eatery. It was packed with locals, the children of the owners and staff were there, playing among the tables. Not a word of English was heard except from our table. It was great.

After lunch, we went to the Children’s Museum of Denver. It’s completely hands on. Emma got to be a fireman and learn about fire safety, she and Rich were carpenters and learned something new about recycling in the process. There was a stage area where Emma dressed up, did a dance and played a toy drum.

emma drum web.jpg

The nature area was set up in a way to discover different animal habitats. She also got to play basketball and be a line cook. I posted a bunch of photos from the museum in the photo album. (You can take a look.)

After the museum, we played outside at the playground and Emma made a new friend for an hour. Then it was off to a friend’s house for a homemade lasagna dinner and some great company.


I'm just starting to follow your adventures. I'm a retired Air Force guy, 51. Do you see yourselves coming to the Philadelphia, Pa. area at any time on your trip??? I'm writing a children's book. Maybe Emma could critique my effort!

Hi Todd

We don't know yet if we'll be touring the east coast. Eventually we have to go home and we'd like to bring Emma to Philadelphia for some history (and shopping at Reading Market!) so perhaps we will see you this spring!

Love the homeschooling entries! We're homeschooling our 8 year old daughter and love to take "field trips" in the rv. I found you through the link from Digital RV.

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