This summer our son has discovered a passion for geography and travel. We now have two large wall maps, a World Map and Map of the U.S,. in our home and our son is staring at it and learning more about our Country and World each day.
Interestingly, unless we are taking a plane to reach a destination, he doesn’t consider it to be ‘real travel’ so until we do some more of this ‘real travel’, we decided to show him some ‘interesting and cool’ things in Rhode Island and Connecticut .
Saturday, some friends took us on a boat ride to some local but isolated parts of Stonington and Watch Hill. We all had a blast playing on an isolated beach followed by a great dinner.
Today we headed out to Gillette Castle in East Haddam, Connecticut. We admired the construction and stone work while touring the castle and had a history lesson to boot. Afterwards, we hiked along some trails, sat to watch some boaters and then hiked back to the castle.
Once we got home, we were quizzed on state capitals, researched the top 20 largest countries in the world, and discussed our son’s fascination with visiting the Mall of America (because where else can you ride a roller coaster inside a mall?).