This Week@ As We Walk Along the Road: Beach Trip 2015 (Five Days of Family Fun at the Beach)

This past week we took our annual family vacation to Myrtle Beach. We go each year around Ju4th and stay with Jason's side of the family. Three families in one house can be a little crowded at times, but we do have fun. As we've vacationed, I've been sharing Five Days of Family Fun at the Beach with ideas for preparing for family vacations, free and frugal things to do at the beach, a tour and review of the Hollywood Wax Museum, and books and resources for learning about the beach. You can find the first post and links to the other daily posts here.

Here are some of the highlights of our week with old traditions and new fun.

This Week@As We Walk Along the Road

Books and Resources for Learning About the Beach (Five Days of Family Fun at the Beach)

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I've been posting this week in conjunction with our family vacation to Myrtle Beach- Five Days of Family Fun at the Beach. You can find the landing page with links to all the posts here.

I know that not everything has to be turned into a "school" experience. But, as a homeschooler, I do love to bring learning into everything we do. And I've found it's always nice to have some books and indoor activities in case of rainy days at the beach. So today's post has books and resources to help you bring some fun learning into your beach vacation.

Books, crafts, and unit study ideas for the beach


Hollywood Wax Museum in Myrtle Beach: A Family Vacation Stop (Five Days of Family Fun at the Beach)

I've been sharing Five Days of Family Fun at the Beach in conjunction with our family beach trip to Myrtle Beach, SC. You can find the first post and links to all the fun beach posts here.

This year during our beach visit, we had the opportunity to visit the Hollywood Wax Museum. I received two free all access passes in exchange for sharing our experience at the museum. This fun museum has celebrity wax figures, a mirror maze and a zombie apocalypse walk through. Kathryne and I were the ones who visited the museum. There were some things younger kids would enjoy, but much of the museum was more fun for older kids and adults.

Our trip and review of the Hollywood Wax Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC


Free and Frugal Fun at the Beach (Five Days of Family Fun at the Beach)

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This week we're vacationing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It's family tradition to come to the beach each year with Jason's side of the family. We all room together in one large house, and we have fun with the cousins hanging out together and the grownups chatting and playing games. In connection with this year's trip, I'm posting Five Days of Family Fun at the Beach.You can find the landing page with links to all five posts here.

Vacations anywhere can make a big dent in the family budget. But beach vacations can be particularly pricey. It seems that anywhere we go can end up costing quite a bit- especially with a family of six. But in our years of beach vacations, we've ended up finding some ways to have fun without spending so much money. We've even found a few free and fun activities.

Free and frugal fun at the beach


A Round Up of Posts To Help You Prepare and Plan for the Trip (Five Days of Family Fun at the Beach)

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We are at the beach this week for our annual beach trip with Jason's extended family. We packed; we drove; and we're looking forward to some fun. As we enjoy our week at the beach, I'm going to be sharing Five Days of Family Fun at the Beach here on the blog.

Packing and prepping are my least favorite parts of our annual trip, I think. (And maybe the driving.) In today's post, I have a round up of ideas to help you plan and prepare for your next family vacation.

A round up of ideas for preparing and planning for a family vacation

Resources for Reading The Giving Tree (Poppins Book Nook)

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I'll blame two week in a row of summer camp for the fact that we didn't get to the book I had picked out for our Poppins Book Nook this month. So...instead of sharing activities for that book alone, I'm going to tell you about the book I had chosen and some great resources for using it, and then I'm going to share with you some other great resources for reading about forests and trees. And, as always, enter the great giveaway, find the awesome lapbook resources from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom- our host- and check out all the cohosts and their great book ideas for forests and trees this month.
A collection of resources for reading Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is one of my favorite books of all time. It's a very sweet story of a little boy and his friendship with a tree. As the two grow together, the tree finds a way to give to the boy at each stage of his life- even when the boy forgets his friend. And when the two are together again at the end of life- the boy an old man and the tree now a stump, it's a touching moment.

This Week@ As We Walk Along the Road: Gymnastics Awards, Father's Day Boating and Week 2 of Summer Camp

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A look at our week- gymnastics awards, Father's Day fun, and more summer camp

My weekly recap actually starts last weekend. On Saturday, Ashlyne had an awards banquet at her gym. This was her third competitive gymnastic season, and even though she's going to cut back hours and not compete next year, she still loves the sport and her team.