One of the best parts about homeschooling is being able to JUST GO whenever we want to. This priceless gift has allowed us to "Just go" to visit my parents across the country when a seat sale on flights appeared in early March even though we had already visited them in January. It is also how we ended up making the move with about 2 weeks of a decision from Alberta to British Columbia.
Recently, it also allowed us to "just go" when someone posted on Facebook they could no longer use their camping reservation and were reselling their spots at a discount. With only a few days notice, we invited other homeschooling families and added on to our already planned trip to Gabriola Island (read about that trip by clicking here) and made the 2.5 hour drive on Vancouver Island to the small community of Ucluelet -Affectionately called Ukee by locals.
This place is simply unbelievable. I tent camped with the three kids at the WYA resort with my two friends on adjacent sites. This walk in campsite meant we had the joy of wheelbarrow-ing every single item we wanted on our site from the parking lot to our spot.
Because there were at least 4 active bears also on the site, there was conscious effort made to put any scented items (sunscreen, dish soap) and food in the food cache wrapped in LIVE electrical wiring (which the children all delighted in touching at the end of our trip...that's a story for another day- no children were harmed).