Wilderness At The Smokies - Homeschool Days

The beginning of November we visited, Wilderness At The Smokies.... Smokey Mountains Biggest Waterpark Resort. This place is amazing!! They were having Homeschool Days, so receiving a big discount on our room was wonderful also! 

I cannot say enough great things about this resort. Not only are the rooms spacious and clean, the indoor waterpark was exciting and full rides and places for children to play while parents relax. The people (workers and guest) were all friendly and welcoming. We had the most amazing time... see for yourself... 

After spending two days at the waterpark we had to say goodbye.... we didn't want to leave but we will be back again soon! 

Our family loves hiking, parks, anything having to with the mountains and beauty of outdoors..... so before heading back home we visited Cades Cove in Great Smokey Mountains National Park. We also stopped at Gatlinburg Welcome Center and The Sugerlands Welcome Center to visit the museums and to purchase a few gifts for the boys. (Aidan collects walking stick medallions of all the places we have hiked and Noah collects postcards of all the places we have visited).   

Cades Cove is a beautiful place to visit. There is something special about this place. You may see turkeys, deer, horses or even a bear....... there are also many historical places to hike to and visit (churches, homes and more). 

That was our little getaway. It was nice to have another adventure with my family. We are hoping to visit Cades Cove again in the future as well... maybe next time riding bikes through. 

What We're Reading In November 2017

Family Read Aloud:

We have already decorated our home for Christmas.... so why not enjoy a Christmas read aloud this month. Our family will be reading, A Boy Called Christmas written by: Stephen Fry. Eleven year old Nikolas, nicknamed "Christmas", has received one toy in his life... a doll carved out of a turnip. He is happy with his doll because it came from his parents who love him dearly. Then one day his father goes missing and Nikolas must travel to the North Pole to save him. The adventure and spirit of the season begins.....  

What I'm Reading:

I'll be spending this month trying to catch up on a few books I have already started, The Lifegiving Table, Becoming A Woman Of Excellence and Daily Acts Of Kindness Devotional (this one is a 365 day devotional so it will last a while, ha!). 

Aidan (11 years old):

Aidan chose to read a Puffin Modern Classic, Adam Of The Road. Eleven year old Adam loves traveling through 13th century England with his father, a wandering minstrel and their dog, Nick. But when Nick is stolen and his father disappears.. Adam finds himself alone. He searches the same road he traveled with his father meeting various people along the way. Will Adam ever find his father and his dog? 

Noah (10 years old):

Noah is starting C.S.Lewis, Chronicles Of Narnia box set.... he chose to begin with The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Four adventurous siblings step through a wardrobe and into the land of Narnia. This is book two in the Chronicles Of Narnia set.