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San Antonio and the Institute of Texan Cultures, kid friendly travel from

Institute of Texan Cultures With Spring Break in the air, last week I shared a tips for visiting The Alamo in San Antonio. If you are visiting The Alamo and the San Antonio River Walk, you should also make some time for the Institute of Texan Cultures located in the downtown area. The Institute is […]


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March 6th was the anniversary of the Battle of the Alamo. I know many families will be visiting San Antonio and The Alamo during spring break and on summer vacation. We’ve visited the Alamo a number of times and can share a few highlights, logistics and educational links. The Alamo for Kids Let’s face it […]


Alligator Alley Farm: Kid Friendly Travel from

Yes, Your Kids Can Hold an Alligator! For several years now, Alligator Alley has been on my To Visit List with the kiddos. I think, I first read about Alligator Alley in Southern Living Magazine. Two facts from the article stuck with me. All of the alligators are rescued because they are considered “nuisance animals” […]


Lego Sculpture Garden Inspiration from

Coming to a Botanical Garden Near YOU!!! Some of you may be wondering what happened to Joyce, the other waddlee-ah-chaa sister. Well, Joyce kind-of, sort-of retired, again. She has been busy traveling a bit with her husband visiting friends and family. And she has been spending loads of time with her grandsons. A few weeks […]


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I wish I had known more about the South Padre Island Dolphin Research and Sealife Nature Center before our Family Friendly Trip to South Padre Island. We definitely would have made arrangements to join one of their educational Dolphin Research Tours. $25.00 a person and only 6 guests on a tour. Rave reviews about these […]

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One of our absolutely favorite spring time field trips is to The Natural Gardener in Austin, Texas. The Natural Gardener is one of the  most innovative garden centers I have seen. It truly rivals a botanical garden and it is absolutely FREE! Each time we visit I find myself in awe and inspired to get […]


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We love the San Antonio Botanical Garden! My children are crazy for all things nature, plants and butterflies. None the less, I was shocked at how much they enjoyed our trip to the Botanical Garden last fall. We are currently planning our Spring trip. We began our field trip with a little study of the […]


Post image for Aquarena Springs Excellent Field Trip for Families

Aquarena Springs located in San Marcos, Texas was originally developed as the first amusement park in Texas. The amusement park’s main attraction were the glass bottom boats that toured the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. When I was a kiddo, we were actually entertained by a swimming pig and an underwater show with real […]


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Movie Rating: Four Thumbs Up from a Daddy, Mommy and two kiddos, ages 9 and 6. The kiddos were absolutely mesmerized by Flight of the Butterflies IMAX movie. More latter about our IMAX experience. Photo from the Houston Museum of Natural Science Flight of the Butterflies tells two stories. The movie follows the monarchs’, mysterious […]


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Homeschooling, or not, the Wildflower Farm in Fredericksburg, Texas makes an outstanding family day trip. In the next few weeks, we will make our annual journey to the Wildflower Farm. There is no better time than spring as the weather is inviting and the flowers are in full bloom. You can pack a lunch or […]


Post image for Inspiring Garden Field Trips: Antique Rose Emporium

We’re continuing with our gardening theme this week. Join us on a family field trip to The Antique Rose Emporium in San Antonio, Texas. During the spring and summer the roses are in breathtaking full bloom. This is one of my favorite gardens to visit for inspiration. The children love our visits to the rose […]


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Welcome to one of MacGyver’s favorite places in the whole wide world. Hill Country Gardens A little over a year ago owner, Andrea Sanger, bought this neglected garden nursery and began the hard work of bringing it back to life. MacGyver quickly made friends with Ms. Sanger and he considers a visit to her “Secret […]


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As the Christmas season begins, I know I should be posting sparkling, snowy scenes. However, here in the South Texas Hill Country our Snowy Days are few and far between. As a matter of fact, we are currently experiencing fall. And believe it or not we have an area right here in the Texas Hill […]


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Before our computer woes began we shared highlights from our field trip to the Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg, Texas. We ended with a promise to post a FREE printable book on the life cycle of a butterfly. Well, then the computer needed a little attitude adjustment and our schedule got all whacky! So finally, we’re finishing our trip […]


Post image for Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg, Texas: A Fabulous Fieldtrip

Looking for the perfect spring outing for your family? Look no further . . . Welcome to the Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg, Texas. Words cannot begin to describe our amazing homeschool field trip. As the saying goes, A picture is worth a thousand words . . . So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu The poppy […]


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Let me start with a disclaimer. Heaven for me includes an art museum on the shores of a white sandy beach. So when we began our study on art, I couldn’t wait to take MacGyver on his first trip to an art museum. Since I know he loves expressing himself through art, I was hoping […]


Dinosaur Study Field Trip

January 18, 2011

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During our kindergarten dinosaur study, I began searching the web for dinosaur field trips and museums. When I planned our long-distance dinosaur exploration weekend, I was not prepared to be personally amazed! Although we made a number of dinosaur stops during our weekend, I’m only going to highlight the ones that were really a big […]


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The best farmer’s market I have ever been to is on the square in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. While visiting my sister-in-law in Chicago, she suggested a trip to the largest producer-only farmers’ market in the country. My husband countered with a suggestion, “Why don’t I drop you two off at the grocery store. You can […]


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This is the arbor that greets and ushers you into my back yard. This is where I relax each morning with a good book and my coffee. This is our vegetable / herb garden. Phew! It’s a lot of work! I’m perspiring just thinking about it! I use the Square Foot Gardening method. Great for […]


Post image for Field Trip: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

We were greeted by a colossal size dragonfly. Next, we squealed at the sight of the giant ants. MacGyver surprised us all with his ease at navigating the center’s map. This is why getting out in the world is so important to us. You learn about the world. You learn how to navigate the world. […]