Homeschooling our kids is a great honor and responsibility…..
Homeschooling gives us tremendous scheduling freedom. While we stay aware, we aren’t bound to the public school calendar. One of the areas we try to maximize is school field trips. Sometimes our kids will make remarks if they know their friends in public school have a day off. So we decided to give them a ” Snow Day” field trip.
One of our favorite local places is Stone Mountain park. We actually became members this year. We get unlimited park visits as we’ll as discounts on the campground. Over the winter months, many of the park attractions are closed or only open during select dates. One of their biggest winter attractions is something called Snow Mountain. We had never visited Snow Mountain, but it certainly was on our radar.
Both Tia and I having grown up in the Northeast, experienced snow and sledding. It was time for the kids to try something new.
The boys were excited and nervous. The sight of Snow Mountain can be alittle intimidating. One the big benefits of RVing, is our children have gotten many chances to try new things. RVing is about experiences and memories right?
The boys embraced the challenge and headed to the top. Not surprisingly, they loved it!
After multiple trips up and down the mountain, sadly we had to call it a day. The boys loved their first homeschool ” Snow Day”. And so did we!
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See you all on the next Homeschool field trip adventure!
Keith and Tia Sims
Soulful RV family
Quick Facts about Snow Mountain – courtesy of Stone Mountain.com
- Grab up to six of your friends and brave the tubing hill together on Avalanche Alley. Multiply your thrills on Atlanta’s only snow-covered 400-foot tubing hill in a first-of-its kind family tube ride.
- Double tubes! You or you and a friend can slide down the famous Memorial Lawn.
- The SnowZone is a winterland with snow play activities.With turrets, tunnels and mid-sized slides, Penguin Run is perfect for guests to experience the snow from up above and down below. Make your very own snow friend at Snowman Valley, become snow builders in the SnowZone’s very own Igloo City, or challenge your friends to see who’s on target at the Snowball Shootin’ Gallery!
- Designed for kids 3 and under, Little Angels is the perfect spot for small ones just starting to find their snow legs. SnoBoggans on smaller snow hills lets them experience tubing at their level.