I guess this is Part II in my unintended series: Life As a Roadschooler!
A friend recently was teasing me about being on permanent vacation, because we’re always doing such fun field trips. Another friend commented that my life looks “sweet and perfect.” I actually started our Instagram account a few months ago with the intention of showing the “real story” of roadschooling, not just the exciting moments, but then it just seemed really boring to post endless pics of the kids sitting and doing schoolwork!
So, instead, I’m going to let you join us in our RV for a week. There’s no such thing as a “typical day” when you’re roadschooling, or even a “typical week”! But you’ll still get somewhat of a feel for what our lives are like living out on the road!
Worshiping and studying the Bible with other Christians is very important to us, so we always do a little research and find a church to join with on Sunday mornings. If we’re in one area for multiple Sundays, we go to one church the whole time, which is nice. In Utah, as you might imagine, it has been harder to find a church. It seems like there are ten Mormon churches for every one Christian church! The church we found in this location is Moab Baptist Church. Mr. Bang absolutely loved the children’s church last week and made very clear that he wanted to go back to that church this week! Last week, the pastor focused on the narrative about a woman who had been bleeding for 12 years, touched Jesus’ robe, and was instantly healed. (Matthew 9:20-22, Mark 5:25-34, Luke 8:43-49) This week, we studied the passage around that event – a synagogue leader named Jairus came to Jesus asking for help with his daughter who had just died. Jesus went with him and brought the girl back to life. (Matthew 9:18-26, Mark 5:22-43, Luke 8:41-56)
After church, we had a ticketed ranger-led tour at Arches National Park. We rushed out of church, ate lunch in the car, and changed into hiking clothes at the visitor center. Arches is so large, it took us around 45 minutes or so to drive from the visitor center to the trailhead where our tour began! (I used all of our car time on this day reading CQ’s next reader, “Sing Down the Moon”. I like to read her books before she does, but I hadn’t gotten to this one yet!)
The tour was amazing. It was Character Queen’s dream hike, and a bit terrifying at times for Mr. Bang. We did lots of climbing up and down boulders, squeezed through some incredibly narrow passageways, and used a wide variety of animal-walks to shimmy along canyon walls where feet could not walk! And everywhere we looked, at every moment, we continuously gasped at the beauty of the rock formations around us!
After our hike, we ate dinner at Zax Restaurant, a local pizza place, then happily went home for showers and bed!
This is part of a week-long series. You can view the other days here: