Day 254, Drive to campground near Harper’s Ferry

We got up early and did school for a few hours before hitting the road.  We have both kids doing a “20 minute math” page first, and it’s really working well.  Gets their brains going and gives them a sense of accomplishment right off.  (Oh, yes, I’m sure that’s what they’d say!)  I read so much about homeschooling for this trip; it’s changed since we did it in 2009.  Also, we wanted to use real books so we wouldn’t have to mess with Wifi.  Some of the sites I found books on wouldn’t sell to me because I wasn’t a teacher.  Really?!  And another site wouldn’t sell me the answer book, so Dan’s having to do Biology with Eliza.  Good for both their brains!

Everyone got around, Dan got the rig all ready, and we hit the road.  I wrote down the mileage and was astonished to figure out that we’ve driven 11,597 miles!  Wow!  That’s crazy!  No wonder I’ve taken 3,000 pictures!  We’ve seen so much!  We average about 45 miles an hour, so that’s almost 260 hours of windshield time.  All I can say again is “wow!”


This is typical of the highway pictures I take.  I love seeing the clouds, green on the sides, and no traffic in front of us!  Dan likes the rolling hills, but prefers to see farmland, too.

It was an easy drive day, only 90 minutes, so after we got all set up we went to the pool.  It was nice and big, but a little too warm to swim hard laps.  We played for awhile, then headed back to the rig for more school and mini-frittatas.  Great day!

About sallyljacobson

I live in paradise again, Bend Oregon, after a 19 month RV trip around North America with our 2 teenagers and 2 dogs. It was the adventure of a lifetime, and now I'm on to my next one - selling real estate to those lucky enough to move to Bend. The trip blog is and my current blog is Follow along, I'd love to be in touch with you!

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