Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Live & Learn picnic in Tiguex park

The old brick hill slide was very popular
Eliza at the conference picnic
Jackie Baptista, daughter of Kathryn & Beth, on the parachute slider swing -- with the other unschoolers lined up for their turn.
the picnic music jam group, Chris Altenbach in the tie-dyed shirt -- they played Eight Days a Week
James Coburn's nitrogen ice cream was a hit
Dan on the parachute/slider swing

Beth's creative use of the parachute on a slider at the playground was even more popular with the kids. A couple of us Moms spent a good bit of time making sure everyone got fair turns on it. I had no idea how hard it is to explain the concept of standing in line -- and returning to the right spot in line -- would be to unschoolers!

It was a great picnic. We had missed last year's post conference picnic for travel plans, but never again. It was a wonderful goodbye to the past 4 days spent together with friends, new and old.

The whole conference was amazing, with great funshops, inspiring talks and lots of pool time, too. We can hardly wait for next year.

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