Posted by: Kirsten | Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Staycation?! You’ve got to be kidding…

Go on a dinosaur dig!

Go on a dinosaur dig!

Oh, but the economy is in the doldrums and gas prices are so high and we really need to tighten our belt and… Ahhhh BALONEY!  I refereed over 50 lacrosse games this Spring so I’d have money for our vacations this year and by Jove we’re going! 

Thursday my son and I leave for Southwestern North Dakota to dig up hadrosaurs, turtles, T-Rex teeth, and any other 50-70 million-year-old stuff we can get our hands on with the Marmarth Research Foundation.  In early September we’re heading to Boston for a 3-day mystery/history trip to see some world-class museums and historic sites, do some whale watching, and just have some good old-fashioned fun. 

In late September, the family heads to California for some family time with the grandparents and hopefully a visit to a west coast historic site like Rosie the Riveter National Historic Site (my wife’s grandmother was a “Rosie”), and next Spring there’s a trip to the Old Country in the works… details to come. 

Rosie the RiveterDon’t let the economy get you down — make travelling with your kids and sharing the world with them a priority with your family, especially if you’re home schooling.  As Rosie would say, “WE CAN DO IT!”

Parke Diem!
— Jon


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