At the last minute, Ashe decided to go to robotics camp in Louisville this week. Because there are so many things we haven’t done or seen up that way, we chose to stay overnight at a hotel on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Okay… and because I don’t like getting up at 5am to drive an 1 1/2 on the interstate every morning. I’m thankful I got to slip in dinner with Alex in town after we got home on Friday night.
New Beginnings and 4H Shooting Sports took a break on Monday and Tuesday to allow the public school kids time to adjust to their new schedules. Obviously, not a biggie for us. We’re sleeping as late as ever! 😉 Except for Wednesday, when we had to get up at 5am and be on the road by 6am.
Wednesday she had a full day at camp and afterwards we drove to New Albany, Indiana to meet friends for dinner. We walked up and down the main drag downtown, bought some goodies at the farmers’ market, hit the most EXCELLENT coffee shop, and had dinner at Wick’s (a REAL pizza place). Of course, we went inside every thrift shop and quirky shop that was open. Did I mention Quills, the most EXCELLENT coffee shop and the very best Ethiopian coffee that has ever crossed my lips? Oh… and this pretty chai that Ashe ordered.
Thursday was a half day at camp, so field trips were in order. First stop, Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft. We were both a bit underwhelmed, but since it’s inexpensive and a quick trip we’ll probably give it another chance with the next exhibit series. After that, we drove across the river to Falls of the Ohio state park. Much more interesting than I was expecting! Like KMAC, this stop only takes an hour to watch the movie and tour the nature center. When it’s cooler we plan to take one of the guided tours of the river bed to see the fossils. Neither of us had on the right shoes and our feet were still screaming from all the walking in New Albany.
After the field trips, we had to make stops at new thrift stores. Unique Thrift Store was HUGE, but it was also packed with people. At first glance, the prices seemed high to both of us, but we’d like to go back when it’s NOT back-to-school shopping. Second stop, Goodwill right down the street from our hotel. Where we sat for 30 minutes waiting for the Rescue Ranger to come give us a jump. Bad enough that she still didn’t have any luck (pulling together pieces for Dragon*Con costume!) but we had to sit in the humidity with no a/c. Thankfully, he arrived within 15 minutes.
Friday, the last day at camp and a parent demonstration. Ashe LOVED this week and plans to join them this fall for their high school robotics team. (Imagine… driving to Louisville instead of Nashville… paradigm shift!) Her favorite part of the camp was learning how to program the robots.
Because we hadn’t been going long enough, Saturday we got up bright and early so Ashe could pick out her clothes for the Dillard’s 2013 Back-to-School Fashion Show. After trying on everything her size in the store, she settled on her ensemble, and we drove to Ephraim White park for a softball fundraiser. Then, back to the mall for the show. After that, it was all I could do to crawl into my bed and nap…
That’s what we’ve been up to – for a peak at what other homeschoolers are doing, check out the WEEKLY WRAP-UP at weird, unsocialized, homeschoolers.