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Learning in Freedom

Welcome to Learning in Freedom, a blog all about the learning adventures (and mishaps) of the Allen family. My four children are unschooled, following their interests and passions every day and living the lives of their choosing. The purpose of this blog is to share our every day lives (and my not-so-humble opinons) with anyone interested in stopping by. We hope this will give a glimpse of how natural learning unfolds from day to day......

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Heading West....

Insert deep sigh here. I miss the NorthWest. I do, I do. My sis Heidi just called me from Portland's Saturday Market, one of my fave places in the world. It's an eclectic mish-mash of handmade goods, greasy food, colorful people and amazing talents. You can get lost in the noise and hub-bub. There's always some street musicians and street entertainers if you need to pause. The choices of handmade items is endless.



I think she just called to gloat a bit...we're already SO excited about leaving tomorrow. I think of all the places I've been in my life and how each place has enriched me and deepened my understanding of the world and it's people. Travel is an amazing way to connect, to learn and mainly, to have FUN. I value our travels so much and hope my children get to continue visiting amazing people and places on this earth. It's hard to be close minded when you see many places and learn what people are like in those many places.

We're looking forward to visiting the Tillamook cheese factory and the Oregon Coast, OMSI, the Vancouver Farmer's Market and my Grandparents farm. I've climbed several of the cascade mountains and lived/worked in the NW for over a decade of my life....it's good to be going back for a bit.

The massive Columbia river will be our view from Life is Good, you can't get much better than that!! Happy trails everyone...wherever your travels--both near and far--take you.


4 Comments:

Blogger laura said...

we sure will miss you guys. what will i do without my 4th child?? have an awesome time!!!

9:38 AM  
Blogger Madeline said...

Sounds so much fun. Enjoy taking it all in with your children. Is that hotel on the river in that picture actually where you stay for Life is Good?! Wow! I hope we can get there one year.

12:40 PM  
Blogger Ronnie said...

Wheeeee! Can't wait to see you guys!!!

1:14 PM  
Blogger gail said...

Enjoy!! We loved our visit there last year but there are so many wonderful unschooling gatherings now...a good thing but I wish we could be at them all...

4:04 PM  

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