Tag: Parenting


So…What’s it Like to Home School? Adventuriety / Domesticiety

Our year of traveling the world is over and the kids are back in a “brick and mortar” school.  We’ve been home for about three months and I just finished the last of the my travel blogs about all of our activities and what I think about them, but Scott has been telling me that I should write about the “other stuff,”  the more reflective...

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El Clasico Adventuriety / Inspirietry

None of us are die hard sports fans.  Scott loves playing basketball, he played high school basketball and a year of college basketball and now he plays with the kids in the front yard.  He likes watching sports on TV occasionally, he’s even been talking about eating potato chips and watching Monday Night Football when we get home.  He usually knows what’s going on in...

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A Tourist in Berlin Adventuriety

We have been in Berlin, Germany for two days now and it has been a challenge for me.  I am trying to manage my expectations, expectations that I didn’t even know I had.  I think those may be the worst kind of expectations.  This little side trip to Berlin just kind of happened.  Both Scott and Grant wanted to see Berlin and we had some...

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A Pop Quiz, German Police and Kind Village People Adventuriety

The German Police are really nice and the German village of Alken is home to kind people.  How did we discover this?  How about a pop quiz?  Did we (a) steal something from the grocery store (b) lose our son in the forest (c) get in a traffic accident (d) forget to pay for gas? We decided to take a nice, long 11 km hike...

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The Saga Continues Adventuriety

Koblenz literally means “merging of the rivers” and is located at the convergence of the Moselle and Rhine Rivers.  The city is over 2000 years old and it seemed like a good place to see something interesting and historical and recover from our setbacks.  It was also where we would celebrate Scott and Ashley’s birthdays. A few notable things happened during the time we spent...

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A Refreshing Afternoon Dip Recuperiety

We all went to Wellenberg today for some easy on the joints, water fun.  The forecast called for a hot day and we thought it would be a perfect treat for the afternoon.  The kids started online school two days ago and the learning curve has been steep.  There is a lot to learn about just navigating the site and how the whole online school...

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Pürschling House Hike Part 1 Adventuriety

It was a good day today. We hiked and ate and played cards and if you actually want to get to the card playing part, you’ll have to read all three of the Pürschling Blogs, it was a long day. We got an early start for the first time on our trip. It’s been afternoon hiking as we adjust to the new time zone, but...

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Rule Number 5 Adventuriety

Do not impede riders in front of you by going too slowly.  That is what RULE NUMBER 5 of the Alpine Coaster stated at the top of Kolbensattel near Oberammergau, Germany, as we waited to board our personal alpine coasters.  My stomach had started turning over on the way up riding the chairlift.  Gazing out at the beautiful views of mountains and valleys, green and...

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