Wacky Wanderers

exploring on the road as a family

Homeschooling

What a task!  This has been quite the journey and not an easy one in any way.  So why do people take on this life altering task?  Well, in my experience I have seen people do it for religious purposes, for more specialized schooling for the needs of their kiddo or for simple freedom.  All of these are fine reasons to start homeschooling but I’d say my reasons for doing this were a combination of two.

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Our Stay in San Felipe, Mexico

Our revised plans were to stay in Mexico for two weeks rather than two months.  We knew the first week we would stay at Victor’s RV Park (in San Felipe) on the Sea of Cortez, however, we weren’t sure where we would stay the second week of our trip.  We toyed with the idea of cutting west to check out Ensenada then going back out through Tecate (to avoid going through Tijuana as we heard this not only is a very busy border crossing but not the safest area either).  In the end we decided to stay in the same place for 2 weeks because of the great location, walkability, having kids for the girls to play with there and to decrease driving.

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FullTime Families Rally in the US

I took a little break from blogging because frankly, I was feeling pretty miserable and overwhelmed with the new needs our family had to be a functional, loving and supportive family with a kiddo with a broken leg.  Every time I sat down to write I only had negative words pouring from my fingertips so I decided to take a hiatus until our family got to a more positive place.  

The Fulltime Families Rally of 23 other families was a bit overwhelming to say the least.  This was our first rally so we didn’t really know what to expect.  I knew before we arrived that they had some kids crafts and games scheduled as well as parent discussion group times and group potlucks.  I was looking forward to some structure with someone else planning activities.  I love creating crafts for the girls but the escalated needs of the family as a whole had increased recently and I was ready for a break.

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Mittry Lake BLM in Yuma, AZ

We were hoping to meet some more of the Fulltime Families a couple days before the rally since we figured it might be a little overwhelming to meet up with 23 other families at the same time. Therefore, we headed to Yuma to camp on BLM land at Mittry Lake outside of Yuma AZ (near where the rally was due to start in a few days). It worked out nicely that there were two families there when we arrived and another two arrived for the last two days of boon docking.  

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