Magellan, Penguins, Petrified Wood, and more!

The boys have been busy again – lots of learning about their world.  As usual, we’ve taken advantage of our travels in order to make the kids’ “school work” more relevant and meaningful.  They’ve learned about a wide variety of things lately!

We visited a life-size replica of Magellan’s ship

We saw Magellanic Penguins

We played with petrified wood

We learned about the Falkands War

We saw new wildlife – guanaco and  ñandu

We cycled along the Atlantic Ocean again

 Yup – we’ve learned a lot lately!

Falklands War

guanaco

armadillo

with penguins

With Magellan

books by Nancy Sathre-Vogel

About Nancy Sathre-Vogel

After 21 years as a classroom teacher, Nancy Sathre-Vogel finally woke up and realized that life was too short to spend it all with other people's kids. She and her husband quit their jobs and, together with their twin sons, climbed aboard bicycles to see the world. They enjoyed four years cycling as a family - three of them riding from Alaska to Argentina and one exploring the USA and Mexico. Now they are back in Idaho, putting down roots, enjoying life at home, and living a different type of adventure. It's a fairly sure bet that you'll find her either writing on her computer or creating fantastical pieces with the beads she's collected all over the world.

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3 Responses to Magellan, Penguins, Petrified Wood, and more!

  1. George F. Cicotte March 4, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

    Your family is inspiring. I learned of you a few weeks ago when you commented on the BikesDirect facebook page. I’ve had a great time since then reading your blog archives. For some time my wife and I have been thinking there is more in store for our family. We’ve considered moving to Costa Rica & other far-flung places where I could either telecommute or find a local position. Somehow our goal of hiking the Appalachian Trial seems so doable in comparison to your adventure — only 4 or 5 months, not 3 years! At lunch today my 10 year old son said, “We always talk about this stuff, but we never do anything.” We are moving toward doing something different, we just don’t know what. Thanks for making your experience a shared event through this website and providing inspiration for families who are really looking for more than life in the ‘burbs . . . .

  2. Ellen March 5, 2011 at 8:04 am #

    YOU – ARE – SO – CLOSE!

  3. Yvonne March 6, 2011 at 9:49 pm #

    My 4th graders and I tuned in again on Friday morning and we are so excited for all of you! You are likely basking in the glory of success at this very moment. Your recent photos of the Magellanic penguins on the beach and the gorgeous glaciers are breathtaking! We will continue to enjoy perusing your wonderful sight through the end of our school year!

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