My parents have a weird definition of the word “Vacation.” Don’t get me wrong, we went on a lot of trips when we were young and made a lot of good memories together as a family. We did a lot of fun stuff and hit a lot of “normal” vacation destinations like Disney World
and Cedar Point. But there were always some educational elements thrown in that made us kids whine and complain. “Why can’t we just go to Disney World like a normal family and leave it at that?” We’d lament. “Why do we have to stop at every historical landmark and tour every museums?” We spent days driving around the battlegrounds of Gettysburg, touring Kennedy Space Center, watching Cheese being made in Vermont, and studying animal life at Yellowstone. As much as we complained, we liked it. My parents had a love for history, and we were homeschoolers, so that’s what we did!