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Mount Rushmore: Flat Stanley Takes on the World

FAMILY TRAVEL

By Jennifer Close

Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

Mount Rushmore, South Dakota


Destination: Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

Book: Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures, The Mount Rushmore Calamity (2009) by Jeff Brown and Macky Pamintuan

If you have young children in your life, you might have received a letter from them with a flat piece of paper that resembled a gingerbread man. Along with this flattened gingerbread man, you probably got a letter asking for a postcard or pictures of your location. When we went to Mt. Rushmore, this guy helped with our trip. Continue reading

Get Lost in a Corn Maze

Family Travel

Destination: A Corn Maze


Book: The Clue in the Corn Maze by Gertrude Chandler

Article by Jennifer Close

The month of October is usually full of costume shopping, camping, and scary stories. It is also when the corn mazes are in full swing. Although some people think corn mazes are kind of creepy (and rightly so), my family loves to visit the different corn mazes in our area each weekend in October. Continue reading

Colonial July 4th Week: A Whodunit in Williamsburg

Family Travel Friday

Governor's Palace at Williamsburg VA

Governor’s Palace at Williamsburg VA

Destination: Williamsburg, Virginia

Book: The Colonial Caper Mystery at Williamsburg (2009) by Carole Marsh

(Note: this illustrates the teacher’s guide, because the book is temporarily out of stock at Amazon. If you’re in a hurry, it is available through other booksellers.)

Article by Jennifer Close

What would it be like if you could get transported into a different time in history? What if while you were there you found out that a valuable map went missing and that map just happens to be a gift for a queen? Would you try to solve the mystery? Continue reading