Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Parthenon and More.....

We see evidence of ancient Greece around us every day....

Well, not this kind of evidence, unless your in Tennessee.


Being that the Winter Olympics are going on I thought it would be a great time to go over the history of the Olympics, study ancient Greek and visit the Parthenon.

Our world would be a very different place without the art, literature, theater, science and philosophy that came from Greece. From the constellations we identify to the Olympic games held every four years, in the stories we tell and the movies we see, in the architecture of our houses, churches, and public buildings. Even in what we wear (Nike) and teams we root for (or against) are named after Greek gods. (Tennessee Titans)

The kids played Bridge to Terabithia


and found a long vine to swing on...




The swinging vine was actually quite fun and "strong" ha!

Then we left Tarabithia.....
We enjoyed some nice sunny days here in the mid 70's but now it's back to cold 30's:( Our church's Jr. High Ministry made blankets for the homeless and sent them out to us. We are passing them out to homeless. With this economy there are many homeless on the streets. We spent some time yesterday at the Safe House here in Nashville. We toured the place and met some families who live there. (I'll post pictures and more on that later) I got to love on a 7wk old in the house....my heart just melted! I can't imagine being homeless and having a newborn. We will be going back on Friday. We have delivered over 15 blankets so far. Thank you to the Jr. High Ministry at CCCH! Many people are warm tonight because of you!


We are loving the country!
Who knows maybe this blog will turn from "The Road schooling Ryan's" to "The Ryan's Ranch" in the future.

This is the longest we have been in one place. We are enjoying TN and spending time learning and volunteering....
Because after all Tennessee is the "Volunteer State" ya know!
We like TN so much we have become "fans!"

We will be here for another week and then.................

On the road again! I just can't wait to get on the road again......

















6 comments:

Heather said...

I love that yall are volunteering as a family! What a great way to teach your kids how to make a difference! Have you read Same Kind of Different As Me? When I read this post that's the first thing that came to my mind, its a great book!

Braley Mama said...

Praying for you nephew and grandfather. Please write about unschooling, i am praying about if it is for us and need some more info.
Great pics, and everyone looks adorable in their Tennessee outfits:O)

Valerie said...

I have always wanted to go to Tennessee. Although we do travel a bit (due to my horrible and yes ridiculous fear of flying), we have yet to see that state. Thanks for sharing!

Tanyell said...

I'm glad you guys are enjoying the state I call home! Maybe I need to look at this state in a different perspective! You know when you live here you take all the great things for granted! By the way I have some free tickets to the Discovery Center in Murfreesboro if your interested! :)

Peterson Family said...

I have just been introduced to your wonderful blog and I am sooo lovin' it!

I have joked with Hubs about doing exactly what you are doing..and you make me want to make him be more serious about it!

Everytime I see and RV I say "I want one!"

I am off to read more!

~Lori
www.petersonstlouis.com

Kendra at New Life On A Homestead said...

Wow, that is so awesome!! I'd love to travel like that with the kids. Hope you guys have lots of fun!!