Guess where we have been....not Greece.....
.... but Philadelphia. While touring the city, Lou's eyes grew wide as she began to notice all sorts of references to Greece. Apparently our founding fathers thought that perhaps Philadelphia might become a new Athens. She grabbed my camera and began to search out columns, determined to find one of each major kind.
We then continued on to Ohio to visit Grandparents--a long, 14 hour journey. We worked on her play lines and listened to all of Mary Pope Osborne's Tales from the Odyssey. We all enjoyed this version very much and it made the time go by.
We're all home now for a day and switching gears from all things Greek to American history, culture, and government. Helen and I leave tomorrow for a class trip to Washington, DC. We have all sorts of adventures planned from exploring monuments through primary sources to visiting a mosque, to attending a young violinist concert at the Kennedy Center. This wide variety of activities is requiring many outfits....from head scarves for the mosque to something nice for the concert. Phew. I'm off to iron!