Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Day 2







That's Quinn at the top of the rock wall-she felt very accomplished! Another day full of beautiful scenery and fun adventures. We stopped at a farm stand and bought organic peaches, yum! We drove through some of CO today ooing and awing the whole way. The river, mountains, wildlife and small towns were breathtaking. We were headed for Glenwood Springs, CO. We arrived and enjoyed our day at Glenwood Caverns. We rode some fun rides, and toured a cave.
While we were in the cave, I heard a family talking behind me. The parents were telling their daughter who was very interested in the cave that someday she might be able to study geology. You could learn geology when you get to college, her mother told her. Well, I think it is possible that you could learn geology in high school, her dad added optimistically. Mom and Dad argued the point for a few minutes about whether she would be able to learn this subject in highschool or college. Their conversation caught my attention. I am glad we will never have to wait for a system to schedule us to learn about things that interest us. I'm glad we have chosen a path that will allow our children to persue their interests when they are interests.





5 comments:

Miranda said...

What?! You didn't turn around and inform them that they could unschool and the kid could learn geology today!? Shame on you, Rachel! ;-) Kidding, of course. I'm a wimp in those situations, sometimes. I know you can't believe that, but it is true. ;-)

PeacefulGoddess said...

Sounds so fun and I wish you could be in two places cause I miss your tight hugs. I am so grateful for your BIG hugs and much helpful advise. I am so making peach pie I want to share with you too!
Loves,
D

Caroline said...

It looks like yoou are having a great time. I miss you though....

OrganicSister said...

I would've had a hard time not saying "Or you could help her learn it now!" Glad you guys are having so much fun!!

PeacefulGoddess said...

I am really missing you and Quinn and Keegan are you having fun I miss knowing whats going on!

Loves,
dharmeez