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On the Road with HTHL: Stories and Courage

May 16, 2016-May 22, 2016 Ontario, Canada-Lansing, Michigan Range of miles: 13,654-15,379 Week #13/23weeks Monday: We were up bright and early to begin our trek to the Canadian border to visit our friends at The Learning House! We spent most of the day driving through the vibrant green mountains of Pennsylvania. Oh, how my eyes never tire of green! We followed …

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On the Road with HTHL: Cousins and Comfort Food

May 2, 2016-May 15, 2016 Indianapolis, Indiana Long Island, New York Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Range of miles: 11,724–13,654 Week #11 and#12/23weeks Monday: After that spectacular lightning show and pouring rain, everything was a little damp at our camp site. But the gloomy day was not going to shade our sunshine filled hearts. We quickly packed because we were headed to Long Island, New …

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On the Road with HTHL: In Awe of God’s Wonders

April 24- May 1, 2016  Duluth, Minnesota- Indianapolis, Indiana Range of miles: 9,982-11,724 Week #10/23weeks Monday-Wednesday Green Indiana farmlands were quickly turning into industry and commerce. As we approached the city of Indianapolis, the thought of staying in another hotel room was less than appealing. Team HTHL longed for some outside time. We found a KOA (Campground of America) 12 miles from …

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On the Road with HTHL: Superior Adventures

April 18-April 24, 2016  Peoria, Illinois to Duluth, Minnesota Range of miles: 9,982-10,850 Week #9/23weeks Monday: Fond memories….Back in the day when I was homeschooling all my kiddos, we all looked forward to the last day of our school calendar year before we switched to summer learning mode. Part of my summer routine was gathering my homeschool catalogues, my clipboard with multiple …

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On the Road with HTHL: Our Visit with Four Homeschool Boys

April 11-April 17, 2016  Wichita, Kansas To Peoria, Illinois  Range of miles: 8,199-9,982 Week #8/23weeks Monday: SO! EXCITED! We finally got the chance to go to Bassett, Nebraska! Why so excited? Bassett, Nebraska is the home of two of my favorite fictional characters that I created for HTHL’s filmed literature guides, Harley and Harley’s Wife. This lovable husband and wife team …

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On the Road with HTHL: Big Things in Small Towns

April 4-April 10, 2016  Cincinnati, Ohio to Wichita, Kansas Range of miles: 7,255-8,199 Week #7/23weeks Monday: Pedal to the metal! We left Cincinnati, and made our way back to Kansas for the TPA Homeschool Convention. We waved hello and goodbye to the St. Louis Arch for the third time this trip. In the afternoon, we stopped at Casey, Illinois, who …

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On the Road with HTHL: Following Country Roads to the BIG City

March 28-April 3, 2016  Missouri to Cincinnati, Ohio Range of miles: 6,465-7,255 Week #6/23weeks Monday: The Piper girls got right to their homeschooling day and requested to do Here To Help Learning‘s Writing Program. The Piper family began using the program back in 2014, but sadly their internet connections couldn’t play the HD films. Now with the DVD option, the Pipers …

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On the Road with HTHL: Celebrating Easter with Good Friends

March 21-March 27, 2016  Fort Worth Texas to Clever, Missouri:  Range of miles: 4,575 -6,465 Week # 5/23 weeks Monday: We stayed an extra day in Fort Worth taking care of HTHL business and schoolwork. For lunch, we had the iconic burger of the wild west, What-a-Burger (Yum!) In my biased opinion, a very close second to California’s iconic burger In …

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On the Road with HTHL: Old Friends New Friends

March 7-March 13, 2016 Denver to South Carolina:  Range of miles: 2,950-4,575 We started our week by visiting our friends at Focus on the Family (FOF) in Colorado Springs. Our family loves hanging out at Whits’ End indoor playground. I couldn’t resist Wooten’s, (Adventures in Odyssey character), two-story swirly slide. So glad I made the height limit! However, a little …