Field Trip Foto Friday: Meramec Caverns


Only sixty short minutes from the St. Louis Arch is the buried underground cave where Jessie James once hid from authorities. His ‘strong box’ safe (from the train robbery at Gadshill, Missouri) and a few of his rifles still remain in the cave. Even farther back in history, the Meramec Cave (nicknamed “America’s favorite cave”) […]

Nature as a Teaching Tool

I have been inspired by so many other great nature-loving homeschool bloggers to join in the fun and begin our own nature journals. We have added nature walks to our list of “to-do” items each day since my schedule re-vamp… but sadly, we haven’t been walking. I think we will start today. I’m eager to […]

Field Trip Foto Friday: Coleman’s Miller Mountain & Rock Shop


Coleman Miller Mountain is in Arkansas. We took this trip during the years when my kids were in 2nd and 3rd grades. It would be fun with any age group (I had as much fun as the kids)… but I suggest warning everyone FAR in advance that they need to: 1. bring food and sunscreen […]

Field Trip Foto Friday: Pinnacle Mountain


Pinnacale Mountain is a foothill of the Ozarks that stretch down from Missouri through Arkansas. It is the highest elevation in the central Arkansas area at over 1,000 feet above the river valley below. The Big and Little Maumelle rivers gracefully wind about the foot of the mountain giving visitors a gorgeous panoramic view from […]

Field Trip Foto Friday: Hot Springs Bathhouse & Geology Tour


Once again I’m back to my Field Trip Foto Friday series and hopefully I can stick with it for at least another few months until I can get all of the field trips I have photos from in 2004-5 reviewed for you here. This week’s review is of our fun and educational trip to Hot […]