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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 …

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On the Road With HTHL: Happy Mama!

February 29-March 6, 2016 Miles to Date: 1,798 One mom plus a visit with her adult children equals one happy mama! We have a week between conventions and our two boys work at Copper Mountain Ski Resort just outside of Denver, Colorado. It’s a perfect time to visit. So I donned my Copper Mountain sweatshirt I got for Christmas, and …

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On The Road With HTHL: Where the Deer and the Antelope Play

February 21-28, 2016 Miles to Date: 0 Sundays are the Best Days Surprisingly, the day we left on on our journey was in fact a day of rest for us. Days of planning and packing were over and all that was left to do was  crank the engine and roll the wheels. The first leg of the trip, we took Hwy …

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HTHL Tour: Last Week in Our Home Town

February 20, 2016 HTHL Tour Begins! We’ll be on the road for five months. Saying goodbye is never easy. We spent the week saying goodbye to dear friends and family. We cherish the prayers and encouragement we have received from each one. Emotionally, I’m spent in a good way. We are so blessed to have such great friends. On my …