As I wrote yesterday, today we drove to Scranton and visited the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour and Anthracite Heritage Museum. This was part of our WVIA member benefits. We decided I would take the older two and Chip would stay home with the younger boys. It was the longest I’ve ever been away from Daniel!
Our first stop was to learn about weaving tape. Apparently this stuff was widely used before elastic.
The kids played for a bit, and then we all met by the flagpole. I tried to get a picture to show how many homeschooling families were there, but I really didn’t do it justice. Suffice it to say, it was so nice to be with a group of people who didn’t think we were freaks because they were freaky themselves. Or, as sung in Rent, “To being an US for once, instead of a THEM!”
My little adventure buddy Daniel and I went on a great adventure a week or so ago. We flew to Santa Fe for a moderator retreat for Mothering.Com! The plane trip there went pretty well. The trip home was not quite so easy, but still, we made it! I worried and stressed about this for months and months. I’m pretty proud of myself and my little guy.
Saturday was for my adventure buddy Daniel and I to go sightseeing.
First Stop: The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
I love St. Francis. He was such a cool and crazy saint. Sister Mary Martha had a great blog entry about St. Francis a while ago. But I digress.
The Basilica was beautiful. It’s undergoing renovations right now. It actually reminded me a bit of St. Mary’s, my home church in Lancaster.
Cool statue of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha.
Nest stop, the Palace of the Governors, the oldest continually used building in the United States.
And the Native American vendors program.
Another day trip we made was to the Sturgis Pretzel House in Lititz, PA. Tours that involve food are always a winner.