Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Road Trip and visit with good friends

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Sunset at Moonlight Beach, Encinitas, CA by Mandy Sicard





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i "heart" Moonlight Beach by Mandy Sicard


It's been a busy last two weeks, with a visit from our good friends, the Sabos from Corvallis, Or and a trip to the Getty and the Wigwam Motel in San Bernardino.
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Buried alive!



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Kai & Vi


We enjoyed a beautiful day at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. Clear, blue skies and a warm temps ending with a bonfire and illuminescent waves! Our friends came and stayed a few days and then we went up to the Getty with our unschooling tribe followed with a 2 day trip to the Wigwam Motel, an iconic motel on Route 66 also of which the Cozy Cone in the Cars movie was based on. My friend Erika, wrote a guest blog post for me over at Soaring over San Diego. Go check it out!
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Olivia enjoying some s'mores at Moonlight Beach

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Snickerdoodles!

We enjoyed some yummy Snickerdoodle cookies, which my friend Ginger (a master baker at Sunnyside Up Cafe in Corvallis!) helped the girls make and some fun times smashing pumpkins and watermelons with baseball bats.
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Pumpkins and Watermelons from the garden

(Just the ones that we found were not ripe upon opening, or already cracked on the ground)
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Moonlight bonfire s'mores

We also enjoyed some backyard s'mores and some fun with our Funschooler group's Ghouls & Goblins LARP (Live action role play) day at Big Rock Park in Santee.
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The Getty Center

The Getty Center was gorgeous! I could have spent many days there, but we mostly just walked around enjoying some of the amazing artwork, the gardens, and the really fun Family Center where the kids got to create and a play and hang with friends.DSC_0156
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Ginger and Kade with their masks on

The WigWam Motel was great fun. Mostly, because we just got to relax and hang out with our friends. Playing in the grass area, the pool, gaming in the rooms (it got really hot first day there, up to 100 degrees, and the pool wasn't quite warmed up yet with only a day or two of heat).

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WigWam Motel in Rialto, CA




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Parkour in the WigWam!

We also got a visit from my brother his wife and daughter while there, as they only lived about 15 minutes away from there and my brother is now working down the road from the Wigwams.

It was a really great time, and I'm going to miss our friends so very much but will see them next year at Life is Good Unschooling conference, if not sooner!

If you get a chance to visit the Wigwam Hotel, check it out, even if it's just to stop by their little shop with lots of great Route 66 memorablia and postcards to choose from. I think it'd be a great place for an unschooling non-con!


Who's in?! : )

Mandy

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