Do ya'll love history? I know I do and apparently have pass this love onto my oldest son. The Travel Channel has a show I just absolutely adore that comes on Tuesday nights called 'OFF LIMITS.' The host Don Wildman takes viewers into abandoned: buildings, weapons sites, rivers, manufacturing plants, government sites, and tells viewers about the historical contributions made to Americans from passed generations. Last night, he took us to New York's Governors' Island, a ship grave yard, the biggest arm's dealer in the US, a military prison, and the island used to quarantine 1000s of people with small pox all in or near New York City. In my opinion so worth the viewing.
New York's Episode slides here:
or just the whole season to come here:
plus museum mysteries (haven't seen this one yet)
Another thing I wanted to tell my readers about is a website called icivics. I found this website looking for information to teach our boys about civics, economics, and budeting for personal use and discussions on the national level. This is an excellent site for home school parents or those just needing to find information layed out in a manner that is easy to understand. This week Saenz, Zephyr and I are going over our lessons in budeting and yes; I teach them about coupons and rebates -- very important in my way of thinking. There are both teacher and student pages to print out or download for later use. Excellent site, I hope ya'll enjoy.
We still have not gotten another pup. It is so lonely outside without Banjo. Seriously, I think I have been depressed since he was killed. We do have the word out to find another pet for our family. Have ya'll noticed that fall is here? It is such a blessing not to be over 110 by noon. The boys and I will be spending more time outside now that the Fire Ball has taken a break from our daily torture. I hope all is going well in your slices of heaven...
BTW is it time to think about planting a fall garden yet? Thoughts anyone........