For Columbus Day this year, we decided to go to a local site. It's always good to do those things when it's a US holiday so we beat the crowds. We went to the Citadel. This place is super cool! It is the ruins of a castle outpost, temple to Hercules, ancient Mosque, Byzantine chapel, stone age cave, and an entire palace! There's also an archeology museum, among other things. Super duper cool. And the best part? It costs 15 cents for the entrance fee...for adults. Kids are free. He he he... We had a great time! We took our school and family photos there (I'm not posting them yet...sorry everyone), plus lots of others and had a marvelous time climbing on the ruins, playing hide and seek, and learning about everything! It's one we'll have to go back to! The taxi drive seemed to take forever, but as we were twisting and turning around the city, I was grateful at that time not to have my car. Ha! (No, still no car. They're STILL waiting on some clearances. Maybe someday we'll see it again...)
I also had a great "I live in the Middle East" moment. Here we are, standing in the middle of ancient Roman ruins on a huge hill that overlooks the city of Amman, and the noontime call to prayer starts being broadcast across the city from all the mosques in surround sound! If that doesn't scream "we're not in Kansas anymore", I don't know what does! Amazing place to be.
The kids kept saying how this was one of their favorite field trips so far... (Well, pretty much EVERY field trip we go on becomes their most favorite field trip so far!) But I loved the fact that not only did we learn something and experience some of the coolness of this area of the world, but we got all our pictures taken! It was so fun! This is our 'class' picture. I thought it was an appropriate picture depicting our personal outlook on homeschooling: Experience it! (I especially like the Jordanian flag that's shooting up out of my head. Thanks, Devin!) We are definitely out to gain experience and to explore and understand our world. Good times.
Who Am I?
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!
I love to read and do reviews for Compass Book Ratings!
by Dan Brown
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