Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Beams Camp-o-ree Part 3

Our family learning philosophy is that we are and can learn ALL the time, not just Monday through Friday, 8-3:30. This camping trip was filled with learning that was so fun and hands on. Here's some of our favorites:

Learning how to make an awesome smore is an essential life skill.

The boys helped Chuck put up the tent and were very eager to hammer in the stakes.

Walker became an expert on building a good, solid fire for us.

My favorite part of the trip...the pioneer village at The Great Smokey Mountain National Forest. We never grow tired of learning about the pioneer way of life, their courage, tenacity, and beauty.

The boys "mined" for gems and absolutely loved it ! They learned about the different gems and even found some rubies.

A local Bluegrass band played at the Depot for the 4th of July. We love Bluegrass music ! The boys were very intrigued by the stories "told" in the songs and watching the musicians play their instruments a little different than what they are used to. The fiddler was amazing and held his violin so very different than Will does.

Learning about clogging... I love LOCAL COLOR !

1 comment:

Mama Hen said...

It sounds like a wonderful trip. I too love looking at old Pioneer villages and pioneer things. And reading about them. Don't know why, I just do!

And, I agree that making the perfect smore is of upmost importance.

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