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Our Family Vacations
"As kids in the sixties, our parents took us on many enjoyable outings. Some of these were day-trips not far from our home in Greenbelt, Maryland, and some were farther afield. Here's a quiz about fun places for family vacations on the East Coast."
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When we were small, the drive to Ellicott City in Howard County, Maryland, seemed endless. But it was worth the wait - Ellicott City was home to a fairy-tale themed amusement park intended for little children. What was the name of this park?
As we grew older, more challenging amusement parks were required. A two-hour drive into Pennsylvania Dutch country would bring us to which "sweet" amusement park?
A trip to Williamsburg, Virginia, was always exciting, partially because it meant spending a night in a motel! Once we arrived, there were many interesting things to do and see in this restored Colonial town. What was of especial interest to children at the Governor's Mansion?
A pony ride
A performance of minuet dancing
An opportunity to wear Colonial costumes
Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, offers both magnificent scenery and history. Harper's Ferry lies at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Which historical personality is associated with Harper's Ferry?
John Wilkes Booth
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Driving west to Pennsylvania, we could visit one of the most impressive works of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, built right on Bear Run, near the Youghiogheny River. Which of his homes is this?
Seth Peterson Cottage
Frederick, Maryland, is a quaint town in Western Maryland. To which historical lady does Frederick owe its fame?
Louisa May Alcott
Mount Vernon, right across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., is an interesting colonial home. Mt. Vernon is George Washington's birthplace.
Monticello, located in the Shenandoah Mountains of Virginia, was the home of the United States third president, Thomas Jefferson. Monticello should be a familiar monument to most Americans, since a picture of it appears on a commonplace object. What object is this?
For children, nothing is more interesting than visiting the place where their parents grew up. Even though our mother's home town is not usually a tourist attraction, it is home to something special - the P. T. Barnum Museum. What town was home to both P. T. Barnum, and my mother?
San Diego, California
Dad's hometown also has a claim to fame - the original American version of the famous board game "Monopoly" is based on this resort city. What is it?
Rehobeth Beach, Deleware
Key West, Florida
Bar Harbor, Maine
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Compiled Jun 19 13