• Adventures

    Silver Valley Tour, Part 1

    I love taking the scenic route... getting off the main highway and slowing down through small towns... Earlier this summer Lyle and I took a long Sunday drive through the nearby Silver Valley across the panhandle of Idaho.

  • Adventures

    June Adventures

    During the month of June we mostly stayed close to home, though we did venture out for some fun day trips and evening activities. On the first Sunday of June we took a long drive through the Silver Valley following the route mapped out in our Roads Less Traveled Through the Coeur d’Alenes book. This was the Mining District tour…

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    Literary Pursuits

    45 Camping Books for Kids

    If you’re still in stay-at-home mode this summer here’s a fun camping “trip” you can plan for the kids in your own backyard. Spending the night outside is optional. Plan it for a clear evening just as it’s starting to get dark. Here’s what you’ll need: Gear Bed Roll for each person (e.g. kid’s sleeping bag, fleece throw, beach towel)…

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    Literary Pursuits

    Rathdrum Mountain Story Walk

    Our little town (and our house) sits at the base of Rathdrum Mountain. Not long after we moved here I learned that part of the mountain is owned by the city, and part of it by a paper company which harvests trees. The paper company portion has lots of logging roads. You can buy a permit which allows you access…

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    Homeschooling

    Review: Postman Observation Game

    Did you ever try to play a board game with a 3-year-old? Were you just bored out of your mind with the banality of it? Or did you let them win? Today I’m sharing my thoughts on the Postman Observation game sent to me by Timberdoodle in exchange for my review. It is appropriate for ages 3-103. At least, that’s…