We decided to leave the lively state park and head for the city today. We lived in Raleigh from 2010-2012, so it is a familiar spot for us. We had a great day! We had a quick visit with friends, lunch at one of our favorite restaurants, visited our usual used bookstore stops, and shopped at Whole Foods.

Steven’s Bookstore usually has a decent selection of used textbooks. I was hoping to find George a good science book and U.S. geography for both kids. I found the perfect science book (hooray!). I didn’t find the right geography text, but I found a fantastic history book. I also picked up two Agatha Christie paperbacks for myself. Oh, how I loved used books!

I was happy to finally get to Whole Foods. I have been back on a probiotics kick and wanted to try some different sources of good bacteria to supplement the bacteria I am taking in pill form. Probiotics¬†are good for everyone, but they are extra important for those of us with digestive diseases. I never seem to be able stick with it for long (Which is mostly because they make me feel worse rather than better. Supposedly, eventually that passes, but I have yet to find out because I give up too quickly.), but here I go again. My friends in Virginia introduced me to kefir. I did not like the taste, but I drank it from time to time for my health. Today I tried kombucha for the first time. It isn’t my favorite, but I did like the taste better than kefir. The aftertaste, however, was pretty similar – ick! Maybe it will grow on me. Maybe.


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Back to School

011Yesterday was our “first day of school”. I had a vague plan for this school year and tried to pack accordingly when we loaded up for this trip back in May. But, as with most moves, it got a bit chaotic at the end. I was apprehensive last week when I pulled out the books and supplies I had brought along for the upcoming year. To my surprise, I had managed to plan fairly well and brought along just about everything we needed (minus middle school science curriculum and a few other minor things). Ta-da!




Betsy is now officially an 11th grader and George is a 7th grader. Our 016first day went well and we are off to a great start. I can’t wait to see what this school year will hold for us. “Roadschooling” is going to be a bit different than “homeschooling”. I am keeping our schedules looser than usual so that we can take full advantage of all of the awesome opportunities that schooling on the road provides. We have already been amazed by the experiences our children had over the summer with hands on learning in science, history, and geography!

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