Sunday, October 11, 2009

Our field trip


We have been on vacation and at the time I am writing this we still are.  This was a great learning experience for all of us.  As our schooling progresses we learn a lot about different places and different parts of the world.  We had planned on this vacation/field trip for a long time and it has finally arrived. 

We got to tour a facility in New York where Bibles and other literature are made.  The boys appreciate how much work goes into each magazine, book, pamplet and bible and how much work goes into packaging everything for delivery.  We got some special tours because we know some friends that work there so it was even more special to see old friends and see what they do. 

The leaves were also changing.  We don't get to see the changing of the leaves much down in Texas so it was wonderful to see it in person.  My youngest commented how wonderful GOD was to have made the leaves in such beautiful colors.  He was picking them up and now we have a big stash in our improvised leaf press which is our road atlas.  Good thing I have such a big book in the van with us. 

We also got a tour of a guitar building factory.  It was the Martin Guitar factory.  They have a small museum and then they give you a free tour of the place.  Hubby is building guitars and is on his third guitar so this was his hands on part of the trip.  This tour was also a review for us since we see the progress of his work and learn what each part of wood is called.  


Of course, there was so much more to our hands on and eyes on learning.  By the time we get home we will have put around 5000 miles on my van.  We did mostly nature viewing with some tours to our learning these past two weeks.

It is so wonderful to learn something in books but it always helps to see it in person.  We got to do it this year in a big way.  We also got to see it rain leaves.  As soon as I get home I will try to post more pictures and highlights of our learning experience. 

3 comments:

School for Us said...

What a wonderful vacation! And, some neat tours. I can't wait to see more when you get home.

Nicole said...

I wish we knew you were here. We live 25 minutes away from it. Maybe next time :)

Nicole
http://hudsonvalleyacademy.blogspot.com

live4evermom said...

Oh wow, didn't know or we could have met up. That would have been fun. I remember reading your blog a while back then it went POOF. hehehe Glad to hear from you.