Home School Life Journal

Home School Life Journal ........... painting by Katie Bergenholtz
"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

Snapshot Summary, August 16-22, Staycation, week 1

August 16-22, Staycation, week 1
Day 1

Day 2

Young Eagles Flights
Fun at the Car Wash
Tie Dye, part 2
The finished T's.

Island Dinner

Day 3

Funnel Cakes
Preparing for Trip
Sonic Shakes

Day 4

To Amish Country, Pennsylvania
Ed's Buggy Rides
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

Day 5

Strasburg Railroad
Amish Village
Miniature Golf
Katie journaling on the buggy ride.
Back Home Again

Day 6

 A Visit to the Mexican Grocer...
 for ice cream bars
 Mazella's for Dinner

Day 7


Sport's Night

And for our Not-Back-To-School Blog Hop School Photos.



  1. You sure know how to staycation! I love all the learning going on (behind the scenes) and ahem..that seafood boil...OH MY YUM! Looks like a fabulous week! Enjoy the last few weeks! Blessings!

  2. Wow, you've done A LOT in one week. All food pictures look so yummy!

  3. What beautiful photos. It looks like you did so many fun activities and made some gorgeous food. My favourite is the photo on the Strasburg Railroad. Oh and the one with you in, of course! :-)

  4. Wow, wow, wow! What fabulous memories you are building. And your t-shirts turned out fabulous!! I am still smiling from seeing all those photos.

  5. I agree with Melissa. You have the staycation down! Thanks for stopping by HammockTracks.

  6. Those monster bars look like so much fun to make.

    Looks like a wonderful staycation, a lot to do even if you went no where :)

    1. Well, okay, so we did go to Pennsylvania and camped overnight. We plan to camp a few days at Assateague next week, too. But, mostly it is day trips.

  7. You guys are having so much fun this staycation!!

  8. Love it!! I want to make monster bars - so cute!

  9. This is a week???? It looks like a month. Y'all do so much. I love your staycation. Love the tie dye and the seafood boil. Ok, I just love it all!!! Fun FUN!!

    1. Thank you all for your kind comments about our fun week. We have had so much fun. Fun can be had without spending too much money, if you are inventive. :)

  10. What a fun and exciting week you've had! I must say though, that I don't like the looks of that seafood! The island dinner and the funnel cakes look yummy though!

    1. Do you not like seafood?

  11. Wow! what a great week! Didn't know you could pack so much fun into one week. May have to sit down and plan a Staycation for my family :)

  12. What a great staycation!! So much fun!


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