Matthew, Andrew, my mother and I had quite a road trip over the past 12 days. We made the journey from Florida to Missouri to attend the ACE International Student Convention on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Students from all over the world competed in a variety of events including academics, music, platform and athletics. The round trip was approx. 2700 miles, I am pleased to say that I drove every single one of those miles myself! We passed through several states and of course visited many historical sites. (The ultimate homeschool field trip!!) Some one asked me before I left if I had GPS...I have something even better... it is ROB! My husband mapped out my entire trip and if I needed extra help, he was a Nextel call away! I am pleased to say we made it there and back just fine! Here are a few pictures from our trip. Included are pictures of my children in front of state signs. This is a family tradition. Ever since they were little, I have taken photos of them by the signs of every state they have ever been in.
Andrew smiles at the awards ceremony.
Matthew at the awards ceremony with Mr. Howard. He placed 5th for his science project (a mouse trap race car) 4th for his Power Point Presentation and 2nd for Bare Compound Archery.
We were passing through Alabama and Andrew spotted the Krispy Kreme sign that said "Hot Donuts". We had to stop! This peanut buckaroo was outside the donut shop. I thought he was too cute!