I just love this quote! I plan on putting a wall decal of this quote on the wall of our main room where we do our homeschool. I just think it’s a great reminder that learning never ends. But for the meantime I would just print a copy of this quote to display on a frame. And you can too! I will insert a link at the bottom of this post so keep reading! 😉
As someone who went to a traditional school, I have the mentality of “School is a place where you learn and when you graduate, you are done! ” That’s it! So you can imagine how tough for me to change that mentality now that we’re homeschooling our children. But, I do it! One small step at a time.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about our first week Back to Homeschool. In it I mentioned about our upcoming trip to BC, kangaroos and us taking some time off already from homeschool. And we did! It was a great last vacation for the summer.
Before we went, I was thinking that we wouldn’t be doing any sort of homeschool stuff. We didn’t! However I was quickly reminded that homeschooling or learning for that matter doesn’t mean we only learn at home or at school. In fact it’s something that we already know, “learning can happen everywhere and anytime.” Only, most of the time we fail to realize it because we’re too busy having fun. But then isn’t that what learning is all about, having fun? Yeah I know, I’m guilty of it too! I forget it more often than I wanted to.
Anyway, what did we do on our trip? What did we see? What did we learn?
Well for one, we got to witness some amazing views!
Then we stopped and “smell the flowers!” Ok, only because we were waiting for our pizza from a food truck! Seriously though, aren’t these flowers pretty? It just happened that the food truck was parked outside a rose garden. So we went in the garden, sat and ate our lunch there.
Kids got to play in an outdoor adventure playground. Meanwhile, I got challenged by my husband to climb a 30 ft high ropes course and stand on the “leap of faith” (it’s basically a beam extending out of the play structure at the highest point). Just because I told him that I can do it. Lol! So up I went. Then I was ready to change my mind when I got up there. I realized I was wearing the wrong shoes for it! But my son was right behind me urging me to keep going so he can follow after. So I kept going, shaky knees and all! Lol!
And I made it! It’s truly amazing what we can do when we believe that we can do it. It sure was a nerve-racking experience but nevertheless fun! I’d do it again!
But perhaps the most exciting part of our trip (aside from visiting the family of course) was the visit at the Kangaroo Farm. I never thought I’d ever see a kangaroo in person & up-close. But here we got to see quite a few of them! Did you know that kangaroos have different sizes and types? Well, I didn’t! So it was a great learning experience for sure!
Doing a little research I found out that kangaroos are in the Macropodidae family (kangaroo family) which also includes tree-kangaroos, wallabies, wallaroos, pandemelons, quokkas and several others. According to the research done by Live Science (click here if you want to read more info about kangaroos) the Red Kangaroos (which belongs to the Macropus aka Great Kangaroos) is the largest marsupial mammal while the Musky Rat-Kangaroos are the smallest one.
In the farm we got the pleasure of meeting some wallaroos, bennet wallabies, albino wallabies and a kangaroo (I only saw one, the biggest one). We got to pet them, feed them and cuddle some joeys! Pretty neat huh?
There were other cool looking animals as well such as, sugar-glider, pot-bellied pig, emu, parrot, peacock, goats, fancy chickens, & capybaras. I didn’t get a picture of all of them but here are some that I managed to get good shots of.
So if you live in BC and haven’t been there or live anywhere closer or maybe you want to go on a unique adventure with your family, I’d say it’s worth a visit. If you are interested to know more go check out Kangaroo Creek Farm.
That’s all folks! I hope you enjoy this post!
Here’s the free printable of the quote I mentioned above just for you! Just click on the image. Enjoy!
How about you? Have you gone to some unique adventure with your family lately? I would love to hear! Share in the comments below. Thanks for stopping by! Until next time!
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