Saturday, May 16, 2009


Last weekend I went with five of my friends to one of the largest homeschool conventions in the world.  The drive to Harrisburg, PA, took us about 4 1/2 hours; we stayed in a motel for two nights.  It's a great annual Mother's Day present!

This being my 15th year, we have a routine.  On Thursday night we stop for supper at a pleasant little town and eat at a very good hole-in-the-wall place called Brothers Pizza.  On Friday evening, we eat either at Old Country Buffet or at Outback Steakhouse, and then we show-and-tell each other what purchases we made and what bargains we found.

There are always so many excellent speakers at the workshops that it's difficult to choose; I heard Little Bear Wheeler (of Mantle Ministries), Jay Wile (of Apologia), Doug Phillips (of Vision Forum), and many others.

Because my homeschooling years are winding down, I volunteer to work for 3 hours.  This allows me to have my registration fee refunded so that I can spend it on things I don't really need.

I was a security guard.  I got to carry a radio.  I even got to talk on it once.  This being the 3rd time I've done this job, I am SO good at it that the gentleman in charge asked me to come again next year (even though I have no need to attend because my Younger Son will be finished with high school).  I am considering it!


  1. Thank you for not posting my picture!!!  Yes, it was tons of fun!  Glad I got to join the gals this time.

  2. I have visited this fair many times through the years, and it has been a real blessing. 

  3. Aw, too bad I was home with a UTI! no fun!