summer bucket list part 2

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Our family is going on a month-long journey this summer, we're hitting the road and traveling north to Canada, which is the first leg of our journey you can read about here. 

As we travel back into the US from Prince Edward Island we want to hit some major cities and sites in the northeast. 

  1. Boston, Massachusetts - as a homeschooling family, visiting this city will be rich with history and will give us the opportunity to visit locations we learned about as we studied the American Revolution.

    1. The Paul Revere House - who can forget the midnight ride of Paul Revere! We look forward to hearing the details of this famous Americans life!

    2. Bunker Hill Monument - this monument was erected to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill, which was among the first major battles between British and Patriot forces in the American Revolutionary War

    3. The Boston Tea Party Museum - the place where that historic act of defiance took place leading up to the American Revolutionary War!

    4. There are several more sites we plan to visit including, Boston Common, Old South Meeting House and Faneuil Hall

  2. Divine Mercy Shrine - Stockbridge, MA - I feel the excitement of this trip culminates in visiting this location. As someone who is consecrated to the Divine Mercy, this is the most important stop on our journey.

  3. Philadelphia, PA -

    1. The Liberty Bell

    2. Independence Hall - the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution

    3. The Rocky Steps and Statue - who doesn't want to run the Rocky steps located at The Philadelphia Museum of Art?!

    4. There are so many historical sites to see in Philly, our time in this city will be limited on this trip so we will plan a return visit so we can visit key sites that are so important to the forming of our great nation!

  4. Home! - from Philly we plan to drive home, it will be a long drive that will require an overnight stay but Philly is our last real stop on our journey

One of the perks of homeschooling is that we do have the freedom to travel when we feel the urge. I have a goal of taking my children to key/major sites in each state in this country. We do have plans to travel abroad with our children, but I feel like our country is rich with sites to see and I want them to explore their homeland first. If you are considering taking a road trip this summer, this book is a great resource! It inspired our trip and stirred feelings of wanderlust to get out there and hit the road!
Road Trip USA- Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways