View Full Version : RV and Homeschooling

01-08-2007, 11:46 AM
Has anyone watched the RV movie with Robin Williams? We finally watched it last night. It's pretty silly, but I liked that they did actually show homeschooling in a positive light---the homeschooled kids were shown to be smart and advanced in their schooling! :)

Hoosier Mama
01-08-2007, 11:50 AM
We saw it and thought it was cute. I have heard others say they didn't like the way hsers are portrayed in this movie, but, I thought it showed them to be as you said, smart and advanced!

01-08-2007, 12:53 PM
The overall idea was that the one family didn't like the rv family and thought they were strange. But in the long-run, when they DID mention them homeschooling, it was when they said how advanced they were, then in the end, the other family Robin Williams family---I forget names already!) wanted to rv and homeschool too!

01-08-2007, 01:17 PM
As an RVer and a HSer, we really liked this film. Some of the stuff they showed was over the top, but quite funny and overall a good message.

01-08-2007, 01:31 PM
I agree with timkelmom as a RVer and Hser it is a very funny fun. Some of the stuff no way, but it's cute we all need a good laugh.

01-08-2007, 01:35 PM
If we could afford it I would like to have an RV and travel with the kids. I would like to be able to see the country and visit with some of you guys. Watch out Kris. If I win the lottery you might be first! My only nephew IS moving to Texas this month! Oh, I guess you have to buy a lottery ticket to win it don't you? Rats!

01-08-2007, 01:56 PM
Yea! Beth that is what they keep telling me. I keep looking on the ground hoping to find something there. LOL
Ok Beth, you come on down. The girls are trying to talk daddy into getting a bigger RV and travel more. His boss would love that.

01-08-2007, 03:01 PM
Why, Kris, I thought your family was the model for this movie!!!

01-08-2007, 05:17 PM
Which family did you think hers was the model for? :D

I did think of you guys, timkelmom and Kris! I sure wouldn't mind doing that, at least for a month or so! We could even work up a song like the one family did, only I don't yodel, and I don't look like that mom either! :lol:

01-08-2007, 08:08 PM
Well Jackie and Deena, I could be any one of families. But, I don't sing. Maybe we can think of something else to do. We are funny with out singing.

Jackie, we are a good model for the movie we will come by your house when we are filming the next one and stay by your camper and get your family in it.

01-08-2007, 11:09 PM
Hey, great!!! Then we can show Dr. Phil what it's REALLY like!!!

01-09-2007, 12:15 AM
Another movie I've just got to see, thanks to the forum!! (I'm still waiting for "Night at the Museum" to hit the cheapie theatre!!). And the RVing topic. . . .you've all got me dreaming again!! The RV show was at the I-X center in Cleveland this past week and I sooo wanted to go just to dream a bit, but DH said "No". This week we'll hit the boat show, though, for the same reason--a little bit of dreaming. (Funny how after a decade of marriage and 5 kids, those mutual dreams can be oh, so romantic!!) And hey, I suppose boating aroung the globe could be a really cool HS experience, too. That does it-- I'm definitely buying a lotto ticket this week!!:D

01-09-2007, 06:38 AM
I'll stick to dreaming about the RV. I get sea sick. Don't laugh, it's true. Can't even ride in a car and read. Hmmm I guess we won't homeschool and ride at the same time when I win the lottery. Oh well, we will have to catch up on our work when we get to Kris's house.

01-09-2007, 08:06 AM
We've actually considered this. Once the kids are off to college or on their own, we would like to spend an extended time sailing. My DH knows how to sail although buying a boat might be an issue. It a dream of ours.

We don't identify with either of those families in the movie although I think meeting either one on the road would be fun.

01-09-2007, 09:15 AM
Jackie, I think Dr. Phili would have fun was us. Deena, you have to come too.
Beth, don't worry about the school work we will do it together like a co-op the children will have fun.

I know a family in our hs group who left in May on a 40 foot sail boat with 3 children ages 12, 8, 3 years old to sail around the world.

01-09-2007, 09:29 AM
I'm like Beth, I get seasick and car sick. But i only get carsick if I'm in a back seat. I usually drive to avoid that!

Kris, I'm there! WOuldn't that be fun to have a group that rv'd together and traveled places and co-op'd the homeschooling?! FUN!

01-09-2007, 09:32 AM
Yes, we could have lots of fun that movie would have nothing on us. LOL

01-09-2007, 09:34 AM
We could do a web page dealing with American History. HEY!!! Maybe PBS will take us on!!!

01-09-2007, 11:08 AM
They would end up making another movie and Dr. Phil would just be shaking his head and saying how's that working for ya.
Kris, Can the first lesson be a field trip to the beach? We are having a cold windy day here and I hate cold weather!

01-09-2007, 11:14 AM
We will have to visit each state. We could easily start in Hawaii, but could we take the RVs there? If not, maybe Florida. Of course, we would have to explore Disney World, and think of the education at Epcot!!! My parents just got a place at the Word of Life Conference Center in Florida. I bet the conference center would LOVE to allow us to park our RV's there while we explored their state!!!

01-09-2007, 11:33 AM
Wow, that's sound wonderful. Jackie Rv's can go anywhere no snow, rain, or water can stop them. If you can't drive them over they have what you call piggybacks either on boat or train depends on where you are going. we can go that way. That way we can see more of the world. WOW! I just about ready to go.

01-09-2007, 11:49 AM
OK, so the cold months can be spent in Hawaii, and then we can go through Canada to Alaska for July!

01-09-2007, 12:08 PM
Dh and I have been talking about buying an RV. We used to have one but had to sell it (long story). Anyway we love to camp but there are places we won't camp in a tent - like bear country. We had a 19 ft Fleetwood travel trailer before and it was perfect for us - of course that would be way too small to live in but great for vacations. We always talk about traveling the country when the kids are grown and we have the funds to do it.

01-09-2007, 12:51 PM
In another thread I suggested that we talk David Gates into funding our adventure! I think it'd be a great thing for him to be a part of in that way, and a positive ad for him and for homeschoolers! :D

01-09-2007, 01:06 PM
I'm in! We'll have a caravan of RV's. This could be the adventure of a lifetime. I want to ad Australia to our itinerary. They have some beautiful places to RV.

01-09-2007, 01:14 PM
Deena, I guess I am dumb but who is David Gates?

01-09-2007, 07:13 PM
Lets get the carvan or I should say the CaraRV a rolling.

01-09-2007, 07:46 PM
David Gates is the multimillionaire who started Microsoft. He lives near Seattle.

01-09-2007, 08:47 PM
Oooooops! I meant BILL Gates, NOT DAVID Gates! Sorry about that!!!

01-10-2007, 07:36 AM
hat's ok Deena we will take anyone who has the money to help us travel. LOL

01-10-2007, 09:02 AM
Well, then you want BILL Gates. David Gates does NOT have money to give out! :)

01-12-2007, 06:16 PM
My family liked the movie. We have a pop up. Our bus will come after the kids are grown. We are planning on staying in our pup for a few months a time. Also if my DH goes on deployment during the summer month, I can travel with my kids.

01-13-2007, 11:27 AM
yea pop ups are better then tenting any day.

01-13-2007, 02:45 PM
Ours is a pop-up, too! Though i can't imagine staying for any length of time in it. The most we've done was three weeks. (Suppose to be four, but DH got kidney stones the last week, and so we decided to cut it short!)

Hey, Kris, remember we were going to take our old pop-up to the dump, and some friends got wind of it and asked if they could have it? Well, I talked with her today. Her husband knew someone who knew what he was doing. They pretty much removed the "roof" that was giving way and re-did it, plus figured out a way to deal with where the crank was broken and not very safe. She's really excited about taking it out this summer. I'm just glad that someone will be able to make use of it!

01-13-2007, 06:50 PM
Beth- try holding your reading material up in front of you instead of looking down at it. That helps me a little.

01-13-2007, 08:09 PM
Jackie, that is so neat. I am so glad someone got use out of it and could fix it. My dh is always fixing someone camper around here. Told him he needs to go in that field of work. LOL. Well Jackie maybe she can join all of us on our camping trip we can have lots of fun.