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Have Fun No Matter Where You Are

Over Thanksgiving we made a 13+ hour drive to see my dad and stepmom in the middle of nowhere…seriously.  They live in a little tiny town in Oklahoma.  But, here’s the thing, we found cool things to see while we were there.  

Boggy Depot State Park was a very fascinating place off the beaten path.  It gave us a great opportunity to see something we wouldn’t normally see and share some history with Boegley at the same time.  It was used as a Confederate commissary depot during the Civil War.  More importantly, it was a very important town in the Choctaw Nation. Great worldschool moment 🙂

And, of course, we took time to act like dorks!  I mean what else are you to do with a closed old building…just run and fake a cartoon break-through-the-wall moment. Way to go Rob!

Boegley took some time to check out the water’s edge.  It was actually a bit too chilly to wander off on one of the walking trails that day, but there it’s a great little place to explore and spend some time in nature.

It got a thumbs up from the little guy!  Lots of information to take in on the signs. And, just a feeling there that you can’t explain.  It was like the Native Americans were still there – you could just feel their energy.

Most importantly I got to spend some time with family!  When you live a life of freedom it is actually easier to travel and see the various members of your family no matter where they might be.

Working and living where we want, when we want and how we want,

Janelle, Rob and Boegley

 

Our 3 Favorite Things About Ripley’s in Panama City Beach, Florida

Earlier this week, we had the opportunity to visit the S.S. Ripley at Ripley’s Believe It or Not in Panama City Beach, FL.  We had a great time, and highly recommend it if you’re going to be in the area.  Makes for a fun place to get in and cool off from the hot sun or a place to spend part of a rainy day.

The floating car that is a real working boat with a motor!

The floating car that is a real working boat with a motor!


Here are three of our favorite things:

Rob’s Favorite – The “dancing wall” near the end of the museum.  There are three screens you dance in front of (or make funny faces, which Boegley had a great time doing as well).  It made us think of the funny mirrors that change your shape and size, but it’s a real time video with music.  What a cool idea…dancing your way out of the Odditorium!

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Boegley’s Favorite – The mirror maze.  It was well lit, but yet dark in a cool sort of way.  The positioning of the various mirrors easily tricked us into thinking we were headed down a hallway, but often we ran smack into ourselves in yet another mirrored wall.  It was a riot!  They even have guests put plastic gloves on, so the mirrors don’t become smudged with handprints.  Honestly, it takes a bit of time to find your way through the maze.

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Janelle’s Favorite – The Titanic exhibit.  There is an actual replica of the part of the ship that was gouged by the iceberg, and it gives guests an idea of just how fast and how much water rushed in!  They also have a small display of water, which guests get to place their hand in to see just how freezing cold the ocean was that night.  With tons of information on that horrific event, this can make for a wonderful educational piece for homeschoolers, as well as for school teachers and parents.

Beyond that, the fact that there are 500 exhibits, a load of them are interactive, and they truly bridge the gap from really young kids to grandparents.  Some of them will give you a little fright – one button Janelle pushed dropped a big spider down…and yes, she yelped and ran away – LOL.  Then, there was the “Can you grab this jewel?” moment.  Rob claimed nothing happened when he put his hand in, but when Janelle put her arm in all the way…well…you’ll just have to visit and find out for yourself!  

Will Rob be bonked on the head?

Will Rob be bonked on the head?


Don’t just take our word for it!  Go see it for yourself, then share a comment with us.  We’d love to hear your favorite things, too!  

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Thank you Audra Ely for welcoming us to the S.S. Ripley!

 

Life is an adventure, so live it,

Janelle, Rob and Boegley


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Our Journey – Part Two – When Family Turns Their Back

Today would’ve been Rob’s father’s birthday, but he unexpectedly transitioned from this life two years ago.  Rob took time this morning to do a special meditation on the beach at sunrise in honor of his father.

Our guides have come through more than once telling Rob that his dad is helping us from the spiritual dimensions, but that was not something we would’ve expected.

Six years ago, when we had to close our brick and mortar business, numerous members of Rob’s family turned from us.  His dad turned his back and there was next to no relationship with that side of the family for four years.  The why isn’t important now, but we all know that sometimes hard feelings, misundertandings, and/or lack of communication can bring about rifts between family as well as dear friends.  The truth can often look different to different people

In early spring 2014, we got a message from our guides telling us it was time to reconnect to Rob’s parents.  We weren’t sure why, but we reached out to his mom and made plans to see them again during our visit to our hometown later that spring.  We’re very grateful that we did.  It was a healing experience.

No one would’ve ever dreamed that Charlie would leave this world a couple of months later.  So, today on his birthday and on a day that has a huge impact on so many people in the USA, as it’s 9/11, Rob decided to spend some quiet time on the beach focusing on his father.

Happy Birthday Charlie!  And, lots of love to Rob’s mom, Jenny!

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We’ll continue to share parts of our journey with you – not only going forward, but also how we got to where are now – the tough stuff and the amazing stuff.  

On top of that, we’re going to be sharing more and more about our spirit guides with you.  If it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t be living the life of our dreams.

Life is an adventure – live it with no more boundaries,

Janelle (and Rob + Boegley)


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