Several years ago my eldest son said, “Homeschoolers make everything into a field trip”. I guess he really is correct – we do find adventure in almost every avenue, especially after 16 years as a Calvert family. These next two weeks I have the privilege of traveling to South Carolina to speak on behalf of the South Carolina Calvert Academy. In doing so, I also elected to take four of my six children along with me so that we could make this into a bit of a vacation adventure.
We headed out of Annapolis on a bright sunny afternoon, having stowed clothes, food and beach accoutrement in the back of my van. I have to confess that we were not an hour into the trip before we stopped to read a historical marker on Route 301 South in King George, VA. That got me a bit interested in trying to figure out if there was some kind of organization to historical markers in general, and low and behold, through the wonders of the internet, we found some really interesting stuff. Here is the marker we saw: http://www.markerhistory.com/king-george-county-marker-z-253/
And did you know that you can actually find different markers for different events all over the US? In fact, the website, www.markerhistory.com, is fascinating in and of itself. Day one, and we are deep into a drive and a bit deep into history too. More to come.