Here in South West Missouri we have a small homeschool convention and while it is fun I have harbored this desire to go to a BIG homeschool convention. So this year I convinced the hubby, James, to load up the kids and go to one of the Great Homeschool Conventions. We chose Cincinnati since it was only an 8 hour drive and I heard that it was THE biggest. (Yes, it was go big or go home!) Anyway, it was AMAZING. There had to have been 200 vendors there and at least a dozen conference speakers running simultaneously.
The girls attended Giant Cow, the kids conference. Their first day there was a fire and the kids had to evacuate the building. The staff kept the kids calm and organized and did a great job! Both girls had a blast and really want to go back again (this isn't something that they offer here at our small conference)
We were a bit star-struck to meet several homeschool "celebrities" like Dr. Christopher Perrin from Classical Academic Press...
And Mr. Demme from Math-U-See!
(Please excuse Maggie - she is still shy around strangers and was hiding behind Daddy)
The vendors were fun and friendly...we tried out instruments and got a ton of freebies!
And....we tried Cincinnati Chili. It was yummmmmy! I have GOT to learn how to make it!
Overall the convention was so fun! We had such a great time and while I said something to the affect of "oh...this is probably the only time we will do this" I have to admit...that I may have to convince the hubby to go again next year! :)