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On the Road with HTHL: Home and Back on the Road Again

June 20, 2016-July 10, 2016 Ontario, California to Placerville CA to Pasadena, CA Range of miles: 21,002-21,835 Week #18-20/23weeks We left our home February 21, 2016, and on June 20 at 9:30 pm, the first and largest part of our 2016 homeschool convention tour came to a close. We pulled up our steep windy driveway, and Team HTHL leaned forward to …

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On the Road with HTHL: Sea to Shining Sea

June 12, 2016-June 19, 2016 Memphis, Tennessee-Ontario, California Range of miles: 18,714-21,002 Week #17/23weeks Monday: We continued to pursue the setting sun as we made our way west from Richmond, Virginia to Ontario, California.  Between Saturday night and all day Sunday, we managed to leave behind 841 miles of asphalt, We had bedded down for the night at a truck stop …

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On the Road with HTHL: Growing Up

June 5, 2016-June 12, 2016 Winston-Salem, North Carolina-Richmond, Virginia Range of miles: 17,360-18,714 Week #16/23weeks Monday: Sing with me! “This is the way we wash our clothes, We wash our clothes, we wash our clothes. This is the way we wash our clothes, So early Monday morning.” stanza from Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush Yup! It was Laundry Day …

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On the Road with HTHL: Sunshine and Sonshine in the South

May 23, 2016-May 29, 2016 Lansing, Michigan-West Palm Beach, Florida Range of miles: 15,379-16,217 Week #14/23weeks Monday: The sunshine and “Son”shine was bright at the Knoxville, Tennessee Petro Truck Stop, where we spent the night. Sun rays glistened on the Tennessee mountains and “Son” shine was burning bright through Truckstop Ministry Inc. Pastor Steve (pictured below) was ready and waiting in the truck …

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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: 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: 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 …