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Electric Blue – A Novel of Almuñecar, Spain

Electric Blue – A Novel of Almuñecar, Spain

Note: 10-year-old Anita wrote this 15000-word novel for her Grade 5 Creative Writing project, inspired by her encounters and fantasies in charming white-washed Spanish seaside town Almuñecar, Spain. Leave a comment, share and cheer for her! :~) Enjoy! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~       “Bye,…

Kyoto’s Automatic Rice Shop

Kyoto’s Automatic Rice Shop

    Everyone knows that Japanese pursue convenience very seriously. This rice shop is the highlight of that pursuit. Clean, machine operated shop with all kinds of variety (from brown to white rice 11 different level, from 100% to 50%…

Happy Birthday Anita – Playing Canon in D on the Greek Island of Paros

Happy Birthday Anita – Playing Canon in D on the Greek Island of Paros

Probably all parents have this moment – you wake up one morning and all of a sudden your little girl has grown. Today this moment dawned on us. Ten years old is a great age, for both the parents and…

The Mongolian Horse Ride

The Mongolian Horse Ride

July 26, 2016 Written by Anita We were standing in the horse dung littered front yard of the guesthouse, where there were about a dozen of messy-tuft haired horses, tied to poles and swishing their bushy and tangled tails. We…

Eating Vietnamese Hot Pot on a Hanoi Sidewalk

It was damp and cold tonight. We found this hot pot place on a sidewalk of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. We had no idea how to eat it because they not only gave us the normal hot pot stuff, but also…

Anita Playing Pirates of the Caribbean Guitar in Big Sur, California

Anita Playing Pirates of the Caribbean Guitar in Big Sur, California

Anita Playing Tico Tico Guitar at Bahia Concepcion

Anita Playing Tico Tico Guitar at Bahia Concepcion

Anita has been playing guitar for about half a year. Thanks to her music teacher Mark Luongo, Anita has been continuing her guitar lessons bi-weekly even on the road. This was actually recorded about 3 weeks ago on a really…

Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park

By Anita, 4th Grade “ Why would they put the Visitor Center outside the park gate?” Mom wondered aloud just as we passed the park gate of Mesa Verde National Park. “ No Idea.” answered our driver, Dad. We all…

Homeschooling and the Road to Mesa Verde

Homeschooling and the Road to Mesa Verde

September 7 – 11, 2015 After the long weekend and four days without shower, we left Capitol Reef and headed into Colorado on I-70. This section of the interstate has the highest speed limit we ever encountered. At 80 miles per hour…

Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument

By Anita, 8 years old August 28-29, 2015 Fossil Discovery Trail As I climbed out of our very nice 4-person MEC tent, I heard Mom calling, “ Oh! You’ve woken up! C’mon, eat breakfast.” “Thanks, Mom.” I said. “We are…

My Favorites of Yellowstone National Park

My Favorites of Yellowstone National Park

By Anita, 8 years old August 19 – 25, 2015 Bisons “Oh! That’s amazing!” “Yellowstone National Park is full of wildlife!” I was struck by the many hundreds of bisons and buffalos sleeping, roaming, fighting, and looking for foods on…

Deers, Mosses, Rocks and Ranger Talks

Deers, Mosses, Rocks and Ranger Talks

By Annie One of the reasons we picked our itineraries in the USA around National Parks is their excellent education programs for kids and adults alike. They are great compliments to the kids education plan. We had been to many…

10 Fun Things About Mexico!

10 Fun Things About Mexico!

By Anita. [We went to Mexico in March 2015 for a month. This was written by Anita in her paper journal book. We helped her type it into the blog without modification and picked pictures (We are trying to limit her…

Bio Poem

Bio Poem

By Anita. Fun, Creative, Plays Guitar, Homeschooled Who is the sibling of Julia, her adorable sister Who is the lover of traveling and eating dumplings Who fears she may get into danger while traveling Who wants to experience the world…

A difficult skiing day

A difficult skiing day

By Anita original. Part of her homeschooling program. I clenched my teeth against the surprisingly cold wind. The snow smoothly brushed against my skis as I tried focusing on correcting my position. I yelled to my parents to slow down. I didn’t…