Sunday, November 05, 2006

Need some help....

We are heading out East July 7-14, 2007. My husband the history freak is just wetting himself in anticipation. He is a HUGE history buff and would be happy if we spent all 3 weeks of his vacations driving from historical site to historical site. I will need to PLAN this trip for certain spots at certain times or I will never get to do what I want to (and will do) like see friends.

So, what do you recommend? I know that we will be stopping in Philly (Liberty bell) and in the Kate/Linda area. Plymouth Rock of course is on the list. He is wanting to do Gettysburg but I have been there before and dragging the kids out of carseats constantly to go and look at memorials sounds like A LOT OF WORK. Where are places that we need to see. Need to do. I am placing the fate of my trip in your suggestions. :)

6 comments:

Anna B said...

Here are some links for your learning:

http://www.manataka.org/page269.html

http://www.oyate.org/resources/longthanks.html

Also, read Lies My Teacher Told Me on the section for Thanksgiving. Muy interesante!

Anna B said...

The same guy, James Loewen wrote Lies Across America..What Historical Markers Get Wrong.

It is divided by state. Darren would like both books, I am sure.

Amy L. said...

If you are planning on visiting Cape Cod, then Plymoth Plantation should be on you list in addition to Plymouth Rock. Also, Boston has a ton of historical sites... the freedom trail, the uss constitution, bunker hill, etc. You should spend a day there at least. We leave for Boston the last week in July. I'm bummed that we'll just miss you, but then again you're so close to us now we can see you anytime ;)

Wendy said...

I think you need to stop by the Casa De Lee, which is on route to Phila, New York and/or New Jersey. We have an intersting playroom, a pool nearby, plenty of food and lots of computers that D and Ben can play on together while Moms and kids have fun. :)

Wendy said...

Also a fun stop, near me of course, is http://www.crayola.com/factory/ which also has the historic canal museum right there!

susan said...

We've talked about this some so I know I'll finally be getting you to my living room *big cheesy grin*

The Franklin Institute (in Philly)is a must, especially since it will likely be HOT while you are here. And possibly the Please Touch Museum. And there's always the Zoo! Oh and SESAME PLACE!