In an article on Mercurynews.com, HP executive escapes from Silicon Valley, we read about the May family’s travels which includes homeschooling on the road:
“We sort of jumped into it without thinking about it too much,” says Philip May, 47. He’s on the phone from the Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort, a few miles from the strip. His family as been crisscrossing the country for three-plus years. “I think if I would have thought about it too much I wouldn’t have done it.”
But now he’s glad he did.
May, wife Tracey, daughter Ally, 14, and son Josh, 12, have shared the adventure of a lifetime.
They’ve seen the country. The kids have flourished through their home-school (or mobile-home school) education. Tracey and Philip have started a mobile, RV-based business. (OK, they’re on their third business, but this one, Philip says, has legs.) And more important than any of that, the family has grown closer together than they ever thought possible.
Don’t believe me? When was the last time you heard a 14-year-old girl say this about her 12-year-old sibling? “My brother is the most important person to me. He knows all my secrets. He knows all about me.”
The RV is close quarters for a family of four — and a dog. But being together, really together, has paid off in the long run, Tracey says.