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About lakerks

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  1. I would like to find tests to go with the dragonfly edition, too. Anyone . . . ? :lurk5:
  2. Thank you all so much for the great ideas! You've brought to my attention several items of interest that I simply would not have known about otherwise. Off to continue my research and start booking . . .
  3. Thank you all so much for the great ideas! You've brought to my attention several items of interest that I simply would not have known about otherwise. Off to continue my research and start booking . . .
  4. Thank you all so much - this is great! I would definitely not ride bikes in Boston; that sounds very dangerous to me. I meant to ask if there was an established path to ride between Lexington and Concord, or if riding in the Lexington/Concord area would involve riding on regular roads with cars. I'm not sure I even want to drive in Boston. (D.C. was nerve-wracking enough for me. I can do it, but I don't enjoy it.) Maybe there's a way to stay on the outskirts and then take public transportation or some type of shuttle into town? Would that cause us to eat up too much time going bac
  5. Thank you for the helpful suggestions. We like biking - are there designated paths? (And I'll need to ride extra to work off the cannolis!)
  6. I'd like to take my teenagers to see the historic sites in Boston. I'm in Virginia and I guess we'd drive. Please post your tips and suggestions to help me do this one-time trip well. Is there a "best" time of year to visit? Where to stay? How to get around? I've heard of the Freedom Trail, but I don't understand how to fit the tour (guided by a costumed interpreter) together with getting to go inside places like Paul Revere's house, the Old North Church, etc. Also, while I plan to emphasize Revolutionary War history on this trip, I'd like to sprinkle in some other "lighte
  7. I'm partial to Williamsburg, VA (W&M); Fredericksburg, VA (Univ of Mary Wash.); and Chapel Hill, NC (UNC).
  8. I've almost always taken my kids with me to the polls. It seems quite normal to me to take them with me on errands, etc.
  9. We bought a Thule Apex 4-bike hitch rack at REI during a sale, and we're pleased with it. As part of this project, we also had a hitch installed on our vehicle by a local mechanic we know. I think we paid about $200. You might find that you also need a crossbar to fit onto your bike(s), depending on what type they are.
  10. One level = one credit, but I do supplement w/extra grammar work, reading, culture, etc.
  11. I actually would like to buy a coffee table! For now, we pull the piano bench over and use it like a coffee table on occasion.
  12. I was thinking we should do something like that, too! I'd be game to try it (but I don't happen to have any bee stickers).
  13. I'm going. I've been every year for a decade or so. I'm going to stop by the info booth and try to meet you. I'd like to meet some fellow Virginians who frequent the boards. My advice to the person who was hesitant to meet people: Try asking a brief question such as, "This [curriculum} looks interesting . . . have you used it before?" You can also notice from name tags where people are from and make chit chat about that. "I see you're from [whatever town], I used to live there" or "my family lives there." I have found most other convention attendees to be very friendly. Hope you
  14. Yes, and it's one of my very favorite things! I remember admiring my grandmother's ring when I was a little girl, and I've always thought they were neat. Mine has the name of my older child engraved, then his birthstone, then the name of my younger child, then her birthstone. They have the same birthstone. It was a gift to me - I didn't design it, but I love it!
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