States visited: 49!

visited 49 states (98%)
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Miles driven so far -
LOOP 1 (Aug 2009 - Aug 2010): 29,000
LOOP 2 (May - August 2012): 10,800

Highest altitude with camper: 11,158ft (I-70, CO)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

show, science, movie & potluck: January 15th

The girls were excited to join activated storytellers in the morning to be part of the show. Kimberley and Denis have been on the road for 17 years, traveling around the USA, presenting their myriad of shows to different groups and libraries. They did a wonderful show, a couple of neat fables, complete with back drops and Kimberley’s amazing talent: going through the center of a string-less tennis racket – she has some serious flexibility!

Later in the afternoon, the kids completed some fun science experiments with various ooey-gooey substances! They made boogers (lurvley!), the liquid/solid mixture with cornflour and then watched the reaction as mentoes were added to diet cola – quite spectacular. I’m pretty sure none of them realized they were learning!

We gathered together in the evening to share food and stories. The Focht’s had brought a big, inflatable screen so the kids watched the movie, Up. We also watched the great DVD put together by the Evans’ with photos from each family, documenting their journeys so far. It was cool to see where everyone had been and read a little bit about their traveling history. While we were waiting for that DVD to burn (took a little longer than planned…!), we were entertained with renditions of Guitar Hero songs on the screen: some impressive, some not so much!

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