Leaned against the mighty hooves of DaVinci's horse today. We've been studying Leonardo this month so I thought we ought to see his work firsthand. There is almost nothing as compelling in any subject as firsthand interaction with the topic at hand. Books are great, God knows I love my library card but nothing actually beats real life. If you are homeschooling, take a minute and google your current topics of study and your state (or states you are visiting, in our case). You might be surprised what you find and how the "real thing" works on your psyche. Student forever...that's one of very favorite parts of running a homeschool.