Day 6: Family Camping Larrau & Hiking Gorges Kakuetta with Kids

Success!  We've crossed the French border and arrived at our camping site with no problems.  Camping Larrau serves as our homebase for a hiking trip to Gorges Kakuetta (a canyon with a cave, tunnel and waterfalls) and Passerelle d'Holzarte--a narrow footbridge suapended 180 meters above a canyon. Fun! At about 3.8 kilometers roundtrip hike, up … Continue reading Day 6: Family Camping Larrau & Hiking Gorges Kakuetta with Kids

Day 5: Crossing the French Pyrenees Mountain Border, Family Camping Road Trip

So onwards and upwards towards the Pyrenees we go. Continuing with our plan to travel to villages using smaller roads, we wonder if the French border will actually be open given the coronavirus situation. If it is, will there be some kind of screening or any kind of control? Viewpoint from Puerto de Larrau. Internal … Continue reading Day 5: Crossing the French Pyrenees Mountain Border, Family Camping Road Trip

Day 4: Family Camping Road Trip in Fuenmayor, La Rioja, Spain

"There are people here!," the boys said in excitement, almost in unison. After over 430-something kilometers on non-toll roads from Sierra de Francia towards the Pyrenees, passing by Salamanca and Bourgos, we arrive at our back up camping site in Fuenmayor. Unlike last summer's camping road trip, when we were flexible and chose our camping … Continue reading Day 4: Family Camping Road Trip in Fuenmayor, La Rioja, Spain

Day 3, Family Camping Road Trip: Medieval Town of Miranda del Castañar

I tend to have a diarrhea of words so I'll limit these posts to 12 sentences...for now 😊. We finally get to visit this medieval Spanish village of Miranda del Castañar right across from The White Donkey Camping. It still has its well-preserved fortification walls with four gates facing cardinal directions (you know, north south, … Continue reading Day 3, Family Camping Road Trip: Medieval Town of Miranda del Castañar

Day 2, Family Camping in Spain After Coronavirus Lockdown: The White Donkey

Here's our first family camping road trip after 3 months of strict coronavirus lockdown in Spain. When Spain effectively opened up its borders to the rest of the EU countries (and UK) on 23rd of June, about a week earlier than announced, we ended up scrambling to pack and head to Poland. But then questions … Continue reading Day 2, Family Camping in Spain After Coronavirus Lockdown: The White Donkey

Day 1, Family Camping Road Trip in Spain After Coronavirus Lockdown

Yay!  Two days delayed but we're finally on the road again, on a family camping road trip in Europe.  After 3 months of NOT being able to drive due to the strict coronavirus lockdown here in Spain, we were ready to hit the road. . . Again! Naturally there's a lot of concern about traveling/camping, … Continue reading Day 1, Family Camping Road Trip in Spain After Coronavirus Lockdown

Day 32 Camping Road Trip 🚗Off-the-Beaten-Path Perouges, France 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦Family Travel Video

The beauty of being flexible and not having a strict schedule on the road is that when you spot a sign on a highway that grabs your attention, you can always STOP and make a detour to check it out.  So, while looking for a place to stop and things to do in the south … Continue reading Day 32 Camping Road Trip 🚗Off-the-Beaten-Path Perouges, France 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦Family Travel Video

Father and Son👦FREE play ⚡ SuperZings Battle in Lego Duplo Land💥 Video with Cool Effects 👍

My kids challenged me to make a video of their FREE play with SuperZings and Lego Duplo toys that looked like some sort of a movie with lasers, lightning and a bunch of cool visual and sound effects. . . and music too! It took a while, but here it is--part one. WARNING: this is a BATTLE SCENE; you know, when children play with toy soldiers and war?! You know I know... many don't like that sort of thing. But that's how we played it then. BIG SMILE 🙂😷

Song for the Day… for a Month: Homeschooling Activity (May)

"What's our song for today?," my older son asked. And before long we, along with his little brother, were singing "Ciao Bella Ciao" and talking about Sicily and partisans, and finding Italy on the map, learning some Italian, and the who, what, when, where, why, how, what else, and what other thoughts they had about … Continue reading Song for the Day… for a Month: Homeschooling Activity (May)

🇨🇭 Visit CERN Switzerland ⚛ Birthplace of the Internet 🆓 Home of the Large Hadron Collider 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦Family Video

Visit the WHAT!??!?!?! Yes, the Large Hadron Collider where nano-little things go bang so we, humans, can learn about the mysteries of our universe and how we are all made of. . . stars. But "What's THE BIG BANG?", my seven-year old son asked. That's the goal: make them ask such questions. Mission Accomplished. Here's … Continue reading 🇨🇭 Visit CERN Switzerland ⚛ Birthplace of the Internet 🆓 Home of the Large Hadron Collider 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦Family Video