Well, we had quite a few cool rainy days this summer. So I decided we would go ahead and 'bank' some school days, and then take a week off later.
We spent the last week here.
It was GREAT!
Kerry will have to get the pics downloaded. The boys are brown like little nuts from swimming and running around all day in the sun :0)
We went from a wet coastal climate to a very arid climate. From mountains to 'scablands'. We saw hundreds, maybe thousands, of acres of orchards (mostly apples). We crossed a major mountain range - twice. We swam in the river - very important to our state for irrigation, power production, and recreation. We saw several dams, and toured one. The boys especially loved the fish ladder. We decided not to set up "tent-zilla" and slept right out under the stars. We found the Big Dipper, the North Star (Polaris), Cassiopeia (Wyatt's favorite, because it makes a "W"!), and watched satellites, shooting stars, the space station, and even the Northern Lights! We played "Go Fish", "Mexican Train", and alphabet games. We caught caterpillars, grasshoppers, and little tiny fish. We made S'Mores every single night! We met lots of different people, visited friends that live near the park, and really enjoyed camping with our homeschooling friends for the first three days.
So, NO, if you're asking, we didn't do ANY homeschooling, (*wink*), we were just having fun all week long!
Here's the campsite as we began to unpack...