A World without walls
everyday life while homeschooling overseas
Going to a Garden may sound like a somewhat lame thing to do. It didn't sound like it was going to be a place I could take the kids and spend all day without some battle going on: "Mooooooooom, WHEN are we leaving? This is SOOOO boring!" Well, we heard none of that. These gardens were AMAZING! There was a beautiful walkway with flowers all over, a rose garden, a Monet garden, gazebos, a lake with fish to feed, cool statues, a butterfly garden, a Secret Garden (Claire kept asking if it was the really really REAL Secret Garden that Mary Lennox found in the book...I told her yes, but Devin said no...), a river with frogs, AMAZING waterfalls, and super cool fountains. It was lovely and we spent 3 hours wandering around the place without seeing everything! Then, we headed over to the Children's Gardens and spent another few 2-3 hours! It was much smaller, but there were caves to explore, a pond, and the coup d'etat: Noah's Ark complete with water, water everywhere for the kids to play in and cool off (and some lovely shade for the adults to sit and watch). A WONDERFUL outing that is well worth the cost of admission!
The Beauty of the Gardens
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!
by Dan Brown
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