Tuesday, August 22, 2017

2017 great Eclipse

We took another trip in our favorite rocket trip. This time we blasted to a location about an hour away from our home town. Why did we do this on a sunny Monday morning in August you ask. Because we homeschool and we were so close to being able to see totality for the 2017 solar eclipse we just had to go. This is a bonus field trip for us. The girls just finished a unit in Exploring Creation with Astronomy about the sun. So this little adventure fit in nicely. We set out early so we could get a place at a local park. Armed with our special solar glasses and lens filters for the camera, our white sheet and the video camera so my oldest can try to catch the shadow snakes that appear for a few seconds just before totality is achieved. Then we settled in to wait for it all to begin. Being the rocket ship travelers that we are. Me and the girls packed a pick-nick lunch because you can never have to many snacks. We spent the morning running and playing with some of the cousins. Me and my rocket ship travelers hope you enjoy a few of the pictures I took.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

We had a weekend off and the weather was good. So we took another trip in our rocket ship and landed at the lake. We spend three days hiking, biking, and just relaxing and enjoying some family time. Check out the colored flames. We picked up a pack at the gas station that said you put it in the fire and it would make colored fire. We recently saw a demonstration at the science center and the girls thought it would be fun to do for our selves. So what is your favorite family time activity? Comment below and let me know. We are always looking for something new to do!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Something new

Who in there right mind would want a carport this big? Us that's who! We bought this crazy thing well over a year a go and and are just now getting it finished. We no longer have the camper this was originally intended for so we have no idea what we are going to use it for. But here it is in all here green glory at least it blends in with the forest a little. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Who Likes Dinosaurs

Us that's who.... Check our some photos from our latest Rocket Ship adventure... The girls took a birthday trip to Jurassic Quest. It was a complete surprise neither one had any idea that they were going.The lines were insane and we spent most of the time waiting in line to do stuff be we still had lots of fun and we really enjoyed the trip.