I've been asked what ship is in my banner. That is a picture of the Nina that we took this past fall when it ported in Pensacola for a week. We went down to see it and took tons of pictures. It is a replica of Christopher Columbus' favorite ship. While she wasn't as grand as the Santa Maria, she was his favorite and the one he chose as his flag ship. Conditions on the ship were harsh and there was really no getting out of the weather. Forget the ships of Jack Sparrow and Will Turner, this was a dinghy in comparison. It is crowded with the 8 people who man the ship but Columbus had at least 3 times as many when he sailed off from Sapin in search for "undiscovered" lands. I thought it was a fitting ship to feature (at least until I find a good Viking Longship!)
I'm a mom to three delightfully homeschooled kids. We enjoy days in the sun (and rain and fog and moon) doing all the things that spark our interests. I live with my best friend and our three fluffy catoids.