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Field Trip Friday: Jensen Beach, FL

Wow, it has been entirely too long since I have posted a field trip Friday adventure.  This all day adventure was actually on a Thursday and as you read along you will see why.  Hint:  I am a thrifty mama! My mom was in town for this adventure, it was so nice to have her …
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Turkey Creek Field Trip

The weather has been very warm lately so for out Field Trip Friday outing this week we loaded up and headed to Turkey Creek Sanctuary.   We discovered this hidden treasure last year (thank you Kristi!) and it has become one of our favorite places to explore. Turkey Creek Sanctuary is located at 1502 Port Malabar Blvd. NE, …
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This week marked the beginning of Autumn.  I have been jealous of all of the blog posts and Facebook status updates about the cooler autumn weather.  I live in Florida.  The temperature is still in the mid 80′s and there are no leaves changing their color much to Ava’s disappointment. I am actually contemplating a …
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We were lucky to be able to go on a field trip to the Florida Today / USA Today newspaper complex.  Alex was so excited for this field trip.  He has watched the Mighty Machines newspaper factory episode so many times and was ready to see the real thing.  Ava, on the other hand, opted …
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Alex was super excited about our field trip to the police station.  It is not so much the police that excited him it is the actual physical police station.  He is most interested in the design and layout.  I am sure this has to do with his favorite Lego set ..the police station!  I think he really wanted to …
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I was really excited about this field trip.  One of our friends in our homeschool group put this one together and it was amazing!  We visited the Florida Institute of Technology Aviation, this is where they train future pilots.  Alex was so excited to see an airplane up close and I was stoked that Shane would …
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This homeschool field trip was our largest and longest field trip adventure yet! The field trip started out as a trip to the Oceanographic center and then it grew and then grew some more.  As many things in our homeschooling world this field trip didn’t go exactly as planned but sometimes that just makes it all …
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This week we went on a field trip to Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream shop.  Honestly, I cannot think of a better field trip to go on in July in Florida! We met friends before the field trip at a park and did some exploring in the woods.  We got hot and sweaty then headed …
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I am really late on this field trip Friday post.  Shane is home and we are all trying to cram as much ‘fun time with daddy’ as we can.  It seems that blogging gets put on the back burner while he is home! Our most recent Friday was a total chill day with our favorite homeschool …
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Alex and Ava were both so excited for this weeks field trip.  We were headed to a fire station and bringing their cousin along with us! Our firefighter tour guide was great.  He was more than willing to answer all of the kids questions. After we toured the inside (sorry no photos Audrey was on …
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We are finishing up learning about pirates….for now.   We visited the Fischer Treasure Museum last week.  This week we visited the McLarty Treasure Museum in Melbourne Beach.  We are very lucky to live on the ‘treasure coast’ of Florida! The McLarty treasure museum is smaller than the Fischer Museum BUT all of the finds that are on display …
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Yesterday was a rainy day.  We headed out to the library to meet some friends and hopefully check out the pirate ship that  recently docked nearby.  While at the library we grabbed a few books on pirates, to go along with our hopeful pirate encounter. The kids stared out the library window at the pirate ship docked in the rain.  The rain didn’t …
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We spent the last week in Georgia visiting my mom and her husband, AKA Memaw and Papa. They live outside of Atlanta in a country setting.  The kids and I absolutely love it there. We had a great time! We played in the country…..  Ava learned to drive the ‘little’ Gator….. Alex learned to drive …
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We have missed a few field trip Fridays the last few weeks.  We actually had a few weeks filled with field trips while my husband, Shane, was home.  We crammed as much fun as we could into his two weeks home! Shane has gone back to work and we are back on our normal, I’m …
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I was so excited yesterday when I noticed that one of my favorite flowers had bloomed. This morning I stepped outside to see that more flowers had bloomed. Flowers blooming and a trip to one of my favorite places…I knew that this was going to be an awesome day. The morning was very calm as …
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