Homeschool Dreaming; Wandering around the World

Paper and Earth. Homeschool Dreaming; Wandering around the World

{San Diego}

Don’t you just love this quaint restaurant on the water. I could look at this picture for hours intrigued but the old wood and the water.

 

Paper and Earth. Homeschool Dreaming; Wandering around the World

{San Fransisco}

Or The Pier in San Fransisco. The white arch and weathered wood is like an invitation to remember the whisper of history.

Paper and Earth. Homeschool Dreaming; Wandering around the World

{Mirror Lake Yosemite}

My whole life I dreamt of seeing Yosemite, a dream I wasn’t sure would ever be realised. This moment in Yosemite was one of the best of all time. My girlfriend and I were over in the US for a kids ministry conference and we took time on either side to visit different parts of California {the state for which I fell in love with, hard}.

Paper and Earth. Homeschool Dreaming; Wandering around the World

{Half Dome, Yosemite}

What could be better than breathing the cold mountain air, overwhelmed by the grandeur of such a beautiful place. I don’t think I have ever been so over-awed by nature as I was, when I was here.

Paper and Earth. Homeschool Dreaming; Wandering around the World

{Bear Yosemite}

We saw a bear on our way into the park, which was completely hilarious given that my friend was terrified that we would. When I invited her to come to Yosemite, she didn’t realise it was ‘the wild’, we laughed about this for the whole year leading up, and much of the year after. I am so glad I got to share this experience with her and live to tell the tale. {Truth be told, there was a ranger present and we were totally fine, however much we laughed}.

Paper and Earth. Homeschool Dreaming; Wandering around the World

{Hummingbird, San Fransisco}

Even in the details of this tiny bird, I am in awe of the exquisite work of a loving creator.

Paper and Earth. Homeschool Dreaming; Wandering around the World

{Pier 39 San Fransisco}

This sight left me undone. Never have I seen anything like this, I could not have prepared myself for how I would feel watching the seals for hours.

Paper and Earth. Homeschool Dreaming; Wandering around the World

{Muir Woods}

Over the Golden Gate Bridge and into the woods was truly spectacular. Feeling so small underneath the canopy of enormous trees made me feel as though I was walking through another world.

Paper and Earth. Homeschool Dreaming; Wandering around the World

{Laguna Beach, California}

Watching the sunset over the ocean on the other side of the world, our first night in the US was an answer to many prayers. I will be forever grateful and totally aware of the blessing that was laid upon me that day.

Paper and Earth. Homeschool Dreaming; Wandering around the World

{California Sunset}

One of my dreams for our homeschool is that we will share experiences like this together. Wandering the world and allowing ourselves to be shaped by our journeys and experiences. There is nothing quite like learning in the wild.

Paper and Earth. Homeschool Dreaming; Wandering around the World

{Squirrel, Yosemite}

We are planning our first overseas trip to the US next year and have been spending a lot of time dreaming, planning and learning. I want the experience to be a rich one for the kids and so we are reading books about the animals we want to see and the places we are travelling too.

Paper and Earth. Homeschool Dreaming; Wandering around the World

It has been such an exciting way to investigate and be creative in our planning. So easy to be motivated when you have something to look forward to. History, Geography and Science coming to life at the prospect of a wild and free education. I want the kids to write a blog while we are away, to learn to take photos before we go, to practice notebooking so they can diarise their journey that they may rememebr their experiences for a long time to come.

Lots of Love

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This is Day Fourteen of my 31 Days of Homeschooling Adventures Series, to read more click here

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