Showcase of Citrus Album Five: Orange Picking in the Citrus Groves! – Clermont, Florida – 05/06/2021

High atop the list of our favorite things to do throughout the course of our homeschooling experience has always been…

Animal Tracks of Florida’s Wildlife Exhibit at the I-75 Welcome Center – Jennings, Florida – 05/05/2021

Sometimes you can find educational things in the most unlikely of places! Make a pit stop to use the facilities…

Sweet Southern Magnolias – Columbus, Georgia – 05/05/2021

Not too far from Kadie the Cow, in Columbus, Georgia, we stopped to smell the flowers! Giant magnolia trees can…

Hands-On Learning at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Visitor Center – Boulder City, Nevada – 12/06/2019

You’re never too old for hands-on learning! Toddlers, teens, and everyone in between! National Parks are some of the greatest…

Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument – Little Rock, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument honors the bravery and courage of nine African-American Little Rock Central High School students…

1000 Faces Coffee Brew School: Coffee & Chocolate Sensory Tasting – Athens, Georgia – 02/23/2019

We LOVE coffee and chocolate of ALL kinds, don’t get me wrong. But, we are constantly honing our skills to…

Bonneville Salt Flats – Wendover, Utah – 09/15/2018

Chancing across the Bonneville Salt Flats and the Bonneville Salt Flats International Speedway was another unexpectedly awesome gem of a…

“Spiral for Justice” Roy Wilkins Memorial – Minnesota State Capitol Grounds – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/23/2018

Roy Wilkins was a prominent American Civil Rights Activist from the 1930’s to the 1970’s, and his legacy beyond that…

Flying with Lindbergh – Charles Lindbergh Memorial Statue “The Boy and the Man”- Minnesota State Capitol Grounds – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/23/2018

Charles A. LindberghThe Boy and the ManSculptor Paul T. Granlund 1985Saint Paul, Minnesota Another statue on the grounds of the…

For the Love of Cranberries! – Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center – Warrens, Wisconsin – 05/17/2018

This is the kind of place I live for! Just some random sign or brochure you happen to see while…

Cheezin’ at Humbird Cheese – Tomah, Wisconsin – 05/17/2018

We never really knew what cheese curds were… And, I guess, I still really don’t! But, wow, they ARE delicious!…

Dancing on the Rooftop of the Wisconsin State Capitol Building – Madison, Wisconsin – 05/17/2018

It’s definitely not every day you get to dance on top of a State Capitol Building! But, hey, it should…

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center (Now Indiana Dunes National Park) – Porter, Indiana – 05/16/2018

We’ve been through several areas of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore prior to this trip, but this marks the first chance…

Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen Production Facility Tour – Petoskey, Michigan – 05/15/2018

We love learning about how things are made! Factory Tours are one of our absolute favorite activities! In Petoskey, Michigan,…

Watching Freighters Pass Through the Soo Locks – Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan – 05/14/2018

Start your visit to the Soo Locks by checking out the US Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center and engaging…

The Soo Locks Visitor Center – Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan – 05/14/2018

No visit to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan is complete without a visit to Canal Park to see the Soo Locks…

2018 International Dinner with our Local Homeschool Group – Jamestown, Tennessee – 05/04/2018

It’s time for our favorite annual event with our local homeschool group! The kids each pick a country to prepare…

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park – Atlanta, Georgia – 06/04/2016

The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park consists of several buildings in Atlanta, Georgia that interpret the deeply moving history of…

Gem and Fossil Panning at Raccoon Mountain Caverns & Campground – Chattanooga, Tennessee – 04/23/2016

One of the most geologically active cave systems in the United States, Raccoon Mountain Caverns makes a great family-friendly activity…

Earlyworks Children’s Museum – Huntsville, Alabama – 04/20/2016

Oh, what a fabulous way to spend an afternoon! Early Works Children’s Museum is a HUGE history museum, focused on…

Guided Workshop Tour and Old-Fashioned Toy Experience – Alabama Constitution Hall Park and Museum – Huntsville, Alabama – 04/20/2016

When visiting Alabama Constitution Hall Park and Museum, be sure to check out their schedule of guided tours and interactive…

Alabama Constitution Hall Park and Museum – Huntsville, Alabama – 04/20/2016

Alabama Constitution Hall Park and Museum is a unit within the Early Works Family of Museums, which also includes Early…

International Dinner with Our Local Homeschool Group – Jamestown, Tennessee – 04/08/2016

Every year our local homeschool group hosts an International Night, which consists of the students engaging in their choice of…

Blevins Cemetery – Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area – Oneida, Tennessee – 04/04/2016

Blevins Cemetery is located on the Lora Blevins Farmstead in the Bandy Creek area of the Big South Fork National…

Bandy Creek Loop Trail – Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area – Oneida, Tennessee – 04/04/2016

A beautiful Spring Day calls for a lovely hike in the woods! We hit up the Bandy Creek Loop in…

Junior Ranger Shenanigans at Mammoth Cave National Park – Mammoth Cave, Kentucky – 04/03/2016

Cave Tours are the big draw to Mammoth Cave National Park, in Mammoth Cave, Kentucky. But, before or after you’ve…

River Styx Spring Trail – Mammoth Cave National Park – Mammoth Cave, Kentucky – 4/03/2016

Hiking down the River Styx Spring Trail in Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave National Park makes for a lovely afternoon! Hiking back…

The St. Louis Zoo – Animals and Lights – St. Louis, Missouri – 11/20/2012

The St. Louis Zoo in St. Louis, Missouri is a great way to spend a day exploring all kinds of…

Monsanto Insectarium & Butterfly House at the Saint Louis Zoo – St. Louis, Missouri – 11/20/2012

Up close and personal with insects of all sorts in the Monsanto Insectarium & Butterfly House at the Saint Louis…

Wildlife Viewing Along Buffalo Point Trail – Antelope Island State Park – Syracuse, Utah – 07/01/2012

Bison, Coyotes, Antelope, and Mule Deer, oh my! Wildlife is everywhere on Antelope Island! And Buffalo Point Trail is an…

Junior Rangering at Antelope Island State Park – Syracuse, Utah – 07/01/2012

The Utah State Park System has a great Junior Ranger Program, just like those in the National Park System, that…

Clearwater Marine Aquarium: Home of Winter the Dolphin – Clearwater, Florida – 4/30/2012

If you have seen the movie Dolphin Tale, you will recognize the Clearwater Marine Aquarium as the home of Winter…

Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure Museum, Movie Props, and Filming Locations – Clearwater, Florida – 4/30/2012

Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure is a brand new, state-of-the-art facility displaying props and story boards from the film, Dolphin Tale….

Snorkeling in the Dry Tortugas – Dry Tortugas National Park, Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/11/2011

Snorkeling in these perfect, warm, crystalline waters was an experience like no other! The kids had a blast splashing, playing,…

Junior Rangering at Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center – Big Cypress National Preserve – Ochopee, Florida – 09/02/2011

The first park for the South Florida Junior Ranger Trifecta… Big Cypress National Preserve in Ochopee, Florida and beyond. This…

The Nina and the Pinta at Volunteer Landing – Knoxville, Tennessee – 11/08/2010

Costume Design Workshop at the Country Music Hall of Fame – Nashville, Tennessee – 10/26/2010

Independence Visitor Center – Independence National Historical Park – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 10/11/2010

Every Philadelphia Adventure starts at the Independence Visitor Center at Independence National Historical Park! Here you can catch Museum Exhibits,…

Sweet, Sweet Family Fun at the Birthplace of Jell-O! Experience the Jell-O Gallery & Museum! – LeRoy, New York – 4/11/2010

The Birthplace of Jell-O!The Jell-O Museum and Gallery in LeRoy, New York! As unassuming as it might sound, LeRoy New…

LeRoy Historical Society’s Historic LeRoy House – LeRoy, New York – 04/11/2010

Historic LeRoy House in LeRoy, New York About an hour south of the Niagara Falls Region of New York, you’ll…

Duke Energy Children’s Museum – Cincinnati, Ohio – 02/23/2010

Another fabulous Children’s Museum for your consideration, is the Duke Energy Children’s Museum, one of several fascinating museum units located…

Cincinnati Museum of Natural History & Science at Cincinnati Museum Center – Cincinnati, Ohio – 02/23/2010

One of our all-time favorite museum experiences for kids, is hands-down, the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History & Science. This…

A Little Wet Fun in the Gulf of Mexico – Holly Beach, Louisiana – 02/14/2010

We’ve never really been much for swimming in the open water. And, on a day like today, February in the…

Shells on the Gulf of Mexico – Holly Beach, Louisiana – 02/14/2010

Put your little scientists to work at the beach by searching for and collecting fun shells! Grouping, sorting, classifying! Building…

Bubbles! – An Afternoon on the Cajun Riviera! – Holly Beach, Louisiana – 02/14/2010

Another GREAT idea for good, old-fashioned fun? BUBBLES! They’re not terribly expensive, or you can even make your own! Throw…

John C. Stennis Space Center – Stennis Space Center, Mississippi – 02/12/2010

Over the years, the types of activities available in conjunction with a visit to the John C. Stennis Space Center…

Homeschool Dissection Labs – Crossville, Tennessee – 01/28/2010

In Biology Lab, we have dissected squid and owl pellets. If you are interested in hands on learning, you can…

Homeschool Co-Op – Crossville, Tennessee – 01/28/2010

When homeschoolers get together, all kinds of learning can happen! Our homeschool co-op classes this semester include Physical Education, LEGO…

Ringling Brothers, Barnum, and Bailey Circus PreShow Meet ‘n Greet Experience – Nashville, Tennessee – 01/22/2010

The best part about the Ringling Brothers, Barnum, and Bailey Circus is the hands-on, interactive PreShow Meet ‘n Greet Experience!…

The Music City Shop at the Nashville Visitor Center in the Sommet Center (Now the Bridgestone Arena) – Nashville, Tennessee – 01/22/2010

Just checking out the sounds of Music City with these hands-on instrument displays in the Nashville Visitor Center inside the…