A World without walls
everyday life while homeschooling overseas
After our lovely trip to the Dead Sea, Claire realized the next day that she had left her precious box of Barbie trinkets (you know, all the little tiny things that go with Barbies...like the shoes, purses, crowns, silverware, dishes, food, etc.) at the hotel! Yikes! Normally, I'd just say, "too bad" (yes, I'm a mean mom)...and admittedly, I did say just that (I TOLD her not to bring that!!), but I called the hotel anyway to see if they had it there. They did! So, we got to drive back down to the dead sea and pick up her special box...along with a few other things she had left there! (Apparently, she decided to 'move in' and put her things in the drawers and we didn't know that! She had a few purses, some slippers and some Barbies along with her box of stuff! Sheesh.) Well, since we had to go that way anyway, we decided to make the best of it and go on a school field trip to the new Dead Sea Panorama Complex! It's a museum about the Dead Sea along with some spectacular views--it's situated on a cliff--and some cool cliff-side hikes! We got down to the hotel (luckily, it's only 35min away), picked up Claire's stuff, then went on a little further down the road and up some awesome switchbacks to the museum complex! (The best part, though, was halfway up when Claire just HAD to go to the bathroom--she gets a little crazy when that happens--think Apple Dumpling Gang--so I stopped next to a little ditch, gave her some baby wipes, and told her to go down into the ditch...and then Peter and Andrew decided they needed to go, too, so they climbed down--except that Peter climbed back up the other side and did his business up at the top. I tried to hide as cars would pass and 3 of my children were relieving themselves on the side of the road...)
The ride down the switchbacks was SO cool, as I could see the view a little better this time, and I could see Jerusalem!! It was so neat to see that as we went back down the mountain! :) Would I go back? Yep. Good times.
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As a Stay At Home Mom of 4 wonderful children, I have the amazing opportunity not only to home school them, but to do so in many different places! I am married to the most amazingly wonderful (and handsome) man in the whole world! Together, we seek out, every day, that Joy in the Journey that makes life exciting!
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