Time-travel and the quick Summer Highlights Reel

Exciting adventures await in a mere 24 hours so before we start sharing the new we’ll spend a few minutes catching up with y’all  and showing you what our summer looked like.

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We went to visit our dear great aunt and uncle and attend a family reunion. One of the many highlights of this visit is always a chance to drive the big machines connected to the family gravel business!

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Coming home it was time to harvest our yellow plums again and this year they became jam! Yummy!

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Another long awaited project, spreading sand over our yard to improve drainage and prep the ground for our small swimming pool.

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A walk in the canopy

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discovering the inside of a red cedar.Image

rock climbing at family camp!

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Pirate festival

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Hanging out watching the blacksmith at a local historic site.ImageImageImage

surprise rain at the zoo = fun new ponchos all around!Image

A few days with mom’s grandparents up north at the farm.Image

Haying season

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Stepping back in time to the Fraser River Goldrush in the historic community of Barkerville.ImageImageImageImageImage

Learning how a rocker box works to sluice gravel for gold.Image

Gold panning in the trough!

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A moment of repose with the cast from the local variety show.Image

new friends

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Learning about a Cornish waterwheel and how to sluice for gold! IMG_4909Ahhhh summer, you went by too fast. But stay tuned, there are some unexpected twists ahead in the road for this homeschooling family.

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