Homeschool on the Road–Happy Hearts

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People often want to know how we manage to homeschool on the road, considering we can’t carry too many books, due to weight and space issues. We homeschool just like the rest of you, doing the best we can with what we have on hand. For example, here the kids are making hearts to go…

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Winston Salem, North Carolina–Just a Little Peek

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FLASHBACK Sometimes, as you know, The Travel Bags get put to work when we arrive at a destination. You may recall the trail clearing and sign painting at Camp Shiloh, or the vineyard planting in Wisconsin. Star of Bethlehem in Winston Salem, North Carolina was no exception, although this wasn’t exactly back-breaking labor. The kids…

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It’s Mayberry! Put Your Gun Away, Barney!

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FLASHBACK to APRIL (Our flashback posts are about events we didn’t blog about on time due to our computer crash.) Oh sure, we focus most of our downtime around educational experiences, but we definitely couldn’t pass up the chance to visit Andy Griffith’s hometown and the inspiration for Mayberry of the Andy Griffith Show and…

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Question of the Week: Do You All Attend Every Event?

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People ask us all the time if the groupies attend every concert and worship service. The answer to that is “pretty much.” They are all a part of the team, whether behind the scenes or on stage, like Marissa singing with Stephen at Gethsemane Lutheran in Raleigh, North Carolina. Therefore, they all stick around for…

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Scraaaaaaaaaape…ugh.

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You’ve seen this image waaaaaayyyyy too often on The Travel Bags, haven’t you? Yes, another issue befell us on the east coast. This time a severely sloped driveway into a church bent our jack 90 degrees, rendering it useless. The base facing Steve is supposed to be facing the ground. See: Good jack, bad jack….

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Someone Asked If We’d Been Raptured

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It’s been a while since we’ve posted here at The Travel Bags, and here’s why: Christy’s computer died after the last post. You can’t publish to a blog without a computer. We tried mental telepathy, but it didn’t work. Then, Christy and Ellie flew to Wisconsin for a week for Christy’s grandfather’s funeral. The blog…

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Time Off at Givhans Ferry

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Because we weren’t booked anywhere for Easter and didn’t want to take up any extra parking spaces at the church where we sang for Good Friday, we camped out at Givhans Ferry State Park for a few days. We took a few days off of school and had a forced work break because there was…

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Easter in South Carolina

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It seemed appropriate that the church where we spent Easter had the same name as the church where we spent Easter for twelve years in Nevada—Beautiful Savior. A beautiful name for a beautiful event celebrating the beautiful acts of a beautiful man. We couldn’t get into any of the churches for Steve to sing this…

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Trailer living requires a few compromises, like no eight-foot Christmas tree in the front window and no stockings over the mantel at Christmas, and no egg dye at Easter. Why? Because we’re mean parents, and because our dinette area is upholstered. Let’s pause over that for a moment. The RV sleeps ten people, implying that…

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Gospel Food

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You would think that, by the title of this post, we indulged in some gooooooood southern cooking during our four months in the South. You would be wrong. We have yet to experience southern cooking. Yeah, bummer. But, the Gospel we’re talking about is even better. It’s the Good News Gospel! While we keep an…

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