Thursday, September 22, 2005

Isn't it Ironic?

The more fun we have, the more I have to blog about, the more it feels like a burden to sit down here and do this. Sleep seems sooo much more attractive right now. Seven hours in the great outdoors on a beautiful first day of fall with wonderful friends will do that to you, I guess.

I'll give you the run down. We headed out to Red Rock this morning with all our pirate gear to meet with the Life Learners. It was a glorious day, cooler with clear skys. Six unschooling families joined us today, one of which was new to the group, which is always fun. The kids had a blast pretending to be pirates, hiding and finding the treasure chest full of booty, sword fighting, and talking like a pirate. They climbed the rocks and found secret hideouts, drew maps, and made pictures of the wildlife they saw (like the butterfly in the picture above). The grownups chatted and enjoyed each others company under the shade of a couple beautiful trees. We ate pirate food like hard tack (sugar cookies), maggot mash (rice pudding), Pirate Stew (vegetable soup), Grog (root beer), and dried meat (beef jerky). One family even brought along some homemade saurkraut, which was delicious! No scurvy for us, matey! It was truely a perfect day.

On the way out of the park, we stopped to say hello to two burrows that were grazing on the side of the road. We saw three more further down the road, mother, father and baby burrow. I was pretty worn out, so we hit the drive thru and came home to eat and get a bath, read a chapter and hit the sheets. E was asleep before I even got halfway through the chapter, and A was not too far behind, although she did wait till I finished reading.

It is days like this that make me so happy to be alive.

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