Sunday, October 10, 2010

Blog Cruise: SisterT's Talking About THEIR Fun Field Trips!

So much of what we do keeps us in our respective spots working away all throughout the school year, but we do on occasion like to get out and about to experience something cool related to our studies.  We're never really had expensive field trips, but most of our outings are right in our own back yard.  Since we've moved around a good bit and travel to visit family some, often these are our field trips.  I'd like to share some of what we've done throughout the years.

When they were littles and we traveled, we usually would be going cross country through several states so we'd stop at the welcome centers (OK, don't laugh!) and we'd pick up a state map of the area we'd be passing through.  Of course this would provide a much needed break for us all, but the cool thing was that it gave my kids the ability to follow a map of the interstate and see just where we were going and also as we went, where we had been.  This was just fun, and my son even began collecting these maps because it intrigued him so much. Today I have quite a few stuffed into the side pocket door of our family vehicle for those jaunts we might take as well as local maps for the occasional, "where are we?" kind of situations.

A few years ago we did some cool stuff with another homeschool family. We went camping for a week in a local state park.  We visited and took advantage of the park's attractions but also schooled those days as well which gave us a fun way to see and do while continuing our book work.

We have visited other state parks which we didn't camp but went for a day trip or outing.  This always gives us a sneak peak into the topography of the area and some beautiful scenery to enjoy. We have one we want to explore we just found, hoping to get there before autumn is over.  It's a wildlife preserve with a nature trail...tucked deep into a longggg drive way off of a country road.  Looks cool! Also we hope to go see some medieval castles that are in our area...some caverns...we did go to the world's largest cave, Mammoth Cave in Central KY. That was fun as well as visiting the Corvette Museum which created some interest in my car loving men in our family...

We like to visit local museums too.  We've visited them all over.  One fun place was the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN...this was cool...

We do have a field trip we are hoping to take that will be quite an adventure~we hope to take our camper and travel to the Grand Canyons in the late spring camping at the state parks along the way and visiting local life as we go...Plans are being made now for such an adventure!

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3 comments:

Richele said...

OH..TAKE ME!!!! TAKE ME!!!! I want a camper and just travel. My husband is not nearly as adventurous. :( I love to travel! I also love taking my kids to see as much as we can. Sadly, it isn't as near as much as I want but this inspires me to make it more of a priority.

Elizabeth said...

Always enjoy reading your posts : )
Tagged you.... http://elizabethherr.blogspot.com/2010/10/ive-been-tagged.html

midwest mama said...

I'm not a camper type...but sometimes getting away for a day trip is a good thing. Getting out of your usual element can open up all kinds of learning possibilities. Thanks for sharing!