For us, summer means multiple road trips so I thought I’d share a few audiobooks we have loved and will keep your kids entertained while on those long summer road trips:
- The Mouse and the Motorcycle
- A Bear Called Paddington
- The 101 Dalmatians
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- Doctor Dolittle
- The Swiss Family Robinson
- How to Train Your Dragon
Also I highly recommend the app Libby by Overdrive. This free app lets you borrow digital media from your local library. You have to have a library card and a way to play them (iPad, Kindle, ect). It is great for road trips because you download the book so you don’t need wifi to play them.
We stopped at two different used book stores/coffee shops on our drive, one even had a cat.
King of the Fox Club.
Lynn Canyon. A beautiful hike but way too over crowded. Would love to go back on a quiet weekday morning, not on Mother’s Day…
Oldhand Coffee, best coffee shop in Abbotsford.
Did the tourist trip to Stanley Park, as you can see, we weren’t too impressed (again, Mother’s Day is not the best for site seeing).
So here our my traveling to Canada tips: if traveling without one parent, have a letter from the parent who stayed home giving permission to travel.
Also skip Vancouver and visit a smaller town, like Abbotsford.
I like traveling with these two. They were beyond overtired by the time we got home but had so much fun.
Saw myself on Spencer’s Butte (All of me wants all of you)
Landscape changed my point of view.
We climbed Spencer’s Butte today.
Reason number 37 of why we homeschool, so we can run away to the woods on a beautiful day. There was jumping in puddles, lots of snack breaks (even shared with squirrels), and rock and stick collecting of course.
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Finding land is hard! Especially when you are looking for land that’s an 8 hour drive from where you currently live. And it’s hard to look when there is snow and you don’t have a truck. And 3 and 6-year-olds don’t quite get it. But we are learning a lot about what we like and what is most important to us.
These kids sure look at home out here.
A much needed break to throw all the sticks and rocks into the ocean. Fly a kite.
Write our names in the sand. Visit a lighthouse. Spent a lot of time thinking about where we are headed and what we want our lives to look like in a year or five years. This is a season of a lot of changes and it was nice to just take a few moments to just be. And there is really nowhere more beautiful then the Oregon coast to getaway to.
Explore the world. Yes, please.
Our first trailer. It wasn’t perfect, according to my husband it had lots of imperfections. But I loved it.
We used it to travel from the east coast to the west coast when we moved. And yes it is a bit small for a family of four!
I can’t wait for summer. And new trailers. And camping up and down the west coast.
They always collect a pile of sticks. They always find the puddles.