Five in a Row - The Glorious Flight

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Our second week in France we rowed The Glorious Flight. This book is about a very determined man named Louis Blériot who was the first man to fly across the English Channel. His try, try again attitude kept him working until he accomplished his goal.

We have an Airline Museum here in KC. I had planned just to drive the kids through the old airport when we discovered it. I was so excited to have something for the kids to see and experience!

They had plenty of airplanes for us to view up close.

The tour guide was a retired TWA man who knew a lot about airplanes. We asked if he knew anything about Louis Blériot, but he didn't. I was hoping he might.

There were plenty of things to look at at this little museum. The guide even asked my boys questions and was surprised they knew some of the answers. 

We got to go into one of the planes!

I don't know how different more modern planes are, but this one had some interesting relics.

The very best part about studying France is the food. There is a cute little creperie in town that I've always wanted to try.

There were so many choices. It was really hard to choose!

We learned the hard way that they don't skimp on portions, and we could of easily shared. I won mom of the year award when I let Aedan eat desert for lunch. Don't judge. An kiss from a tweenager is worth its weight in gold. Aedan chose chocolate, and Silas had a breakfast crepe. He especially loved the hollandaise sauce which he kept calling holynesian sauce. Either way, he insists I teach him how to make it.

I had a smoked salmon crepe, and my husband had the same thing as Silas. I wish we had split one savory and one sweet. We must go back. So good!

The FIAR recipe was for French Onion Soup which I adore. I decided to torture my kids with onion soup.

That was a LOT of onions!

It turned out pretty good if I do say so myself!

I have had this little cardboard airplane in my Amazon cart all year. I wanted to have it to fly to the countries. I finally got it!

There is a new addition to our little school. She didn't have a name for a month. We just couldn't agree. When we read Madeline's Rescue there was a dog named Genevieve, so that's the name that stuck. Jenny for short :) Now we will always remember our French adventure.

This is Silas hard at work with his lapbook flag of France.

This is our lapbook for The Glorious Flight. I bound it with my ProClick. Thank you so much for reading about our week. See you soon!


  1. Love your detour through France with FIAR! I am hoping to get back into rowing soon :)

  2. I love seeing your rows! You and Michelle from Delightful Learning are such an inspiration to me :)

  3. Hurray! So excited to read your recent posts. I so appreciate the lovely way you tell a story with photos and I continue to learn so much from your approach to homeschooling. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Thank you friend :) These past few weeks have been really sweet. They aren't all like this, so it's fun when they happen.

  5. So neat that you were able to get up close and IN the planes! And more French food! oh, la la! Looks so fantastique!! I'm going to go see if that plane is still available. Bo would love it. So fun to see that your rows added a spark to your travels and adventures!


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