When I was growing up, my mom always told me fairy tales, either of her own devising or the more “usual”. Even as a kid, I knew she was like Anne of Green Gables: her mind was (and is) a place for delightful imaginings and stories. When my friend Amanda Murphy asked me if I would play with her new fabric line Folk Art Fantasy, I knew right away I wanted to make something for my mom!
But what should I make?
Mom and Dad are at the time of their lives when they’re starting to travel a bit more, and I wanted to make something that was squishy and portable and useful on their trips. I knew she’d love the different prints in Folk Art Fantasy, and I wanted to make something that showed off the rabbits (!!) and the beautiful designs and coordinates. For that, I picked one of my favorite easy patterns, the Open Wide Zipper Pouch by Noodlehead. I made pouches in all three sizes so that Mom could take some necessaries with her. or maybe bring home the treasures she found (like old railroad spikes on their last hike…? annnnd, maybe not).
What I love even more is that Amanda has managed to work in some really lovely quilt motifs. That Double Wedding print is super cute with the feather quilting motifs, and I’m kicking myself that I didn’t make a pouch with this next stunner, which reminds me SO MUCH not only of Grandma Moses, but of the several Shaker villages we used to visit as a family.
I know my mom will love these pouches, and I am really loving AManda’s Folk Art Fantasy line, which hits the high points of some of my favorite things: a nod to history, beautiful and sweet designs, and bright bold colors. See the entire collection here
If you would like your own fat quarter set, you have a chance to win one at mys top on the blog hop!
Just leave a comment below answering my question: what was your most memorable family trip to a historical site? Sweet, sad, funny, aggravating, I will pick a winner by random number generator. My giveaway will be open until Friday at 5 pm EST, and ships to U.S. addresses only. I can’t wait to hear where you’ve been! For other chances to win, make sure to visit the other hoppers! And a big thank you to Benartex for providing the fabric for me to play with and the bundle for the giveaway!
Kathie L says
My parents and I went to the Grand Tetons national park and had a great time rafting the river. What fun.
Lois LaPointe says
I love driving the length of the state of Idaho, from my house near the Canadian border to my sister’s house in Boise. It’s about an eight and a half hour drive for me, but my sister says it’s a ten hour drive! Lol. Chief Joseph ran from soldiers for most of this same way, in the winter with women and children, until he finally surrendered and said, “I will fight no more forever.” I love making this drive, but I can never drive through the hills of Idaho without thinking about the men, women and children whose home this first was.
Ann W Hill says
When I was young my family visited Washington, DC where we attended the laying of a cornerstone at the Capitol Building by President Eisenhower!
My late husband was fortunate enough to attend The Darrow School in New Lebanon, NY in the early ’60’s. Some of our most memorable trips were to visit the school with him. The boarding school stories were, of course fun, but the children and I were most enthralled with the history of this early Shaker community. To walk through the buildings they had erected, see the gardens they had designed, stand under the trees they had planted and enjoy the beautiful mountainside they had chosen was magic. All that was enhanced by his recollections of Mother Ann Lee and the Sisters on their annual visits to the school. Pure magic!
Ramona Chester says
I loved visiting Sutter’s Mill in Old Sacramento. The period dressed docent talked about getting her lovely lace petticoat filthy but then boiling it and the starch carrying away all the dirt. She said the long starched dresses acted similar to us going inside to get out of the sun, but the early settlers did not have that option so the longer dresses actually kept you cooler. She said everyone got dirty, but there was a difference between being “dirty” versus “soiled”. I found it very enlightening.
Allison in Alabama says
We do Gettysburg at almost every opportunity (Civil War re-enactors are amazing) – lots of history!
Julie a. says
My parents took me, my brother and my grandparents on a trip to Arizona to visit relatives. They had a station wagon and I remember us kids riding in the back part with all the luggage, etc. That was also the place the adults took naps. I remember spending a lot of time climbing over the seats from the back to the back seat.
We went to Minnesota to Duluth to Split Rock Lighthouse – the views are outstanding!
Susan Stanton says
We liked to go to Colonial Williamsburg. My parents would set us free to visit all of the historical buildings and we had the best time exploring and watching the demonstrations.
Janie M says
I love your nesting pouches. My family went to Niagara Falls (Canadian Side). How lovely Mother Nature is.
theresa micene says
Old Fort Niagara, which is just up the road from where my mother grew up. It’s where my parents met.
Deb Wolfe says
We took our 4 kids camping to Gettysburg and visited battle sites, etc. Youngest was just 10 months old and learned to walk that trip!
Mary Wallis says
One of my favorite family times was going to Ulysses S Grant’s home in Galena, IL. We also got to march in the Boy Scout parade that weekend as we were all involved in scouts at the time.
Judy Lizza says
Most memorable visit was to the 911 Memorial Museum. So many emotions, so many personal thoughts. It was very moving and inspiring of the human spirit.
Visiting Fort Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City, Michigan. Such a beautiful place. And a visit via the ferry to Mackinac Island. A fun and memorable vacation.
Teresa Wertz says
My favorite family trip growing up was to all the state parks in our home state of Oklahoma. Our favorite is one called ROMAN NOSE . Everything a kid could love was here…paddleboats, innertubing at the lake, boats, water water water! I love everything Amanda Murphy puts her hands to. Please pick me for a FQ of her newest line!
Brenda Ackerman says
We packed up for our annual weekend family camping trip to Lake Minitar and when we woke up the following morning, on the Fourth of July, it had snowed all night long! Almost two feet my Father says, so we all got busy as freezing people would and went back home! You never know what the weather will do in the Midwest, well anywhere actually!
Many years ago, my husband and I drove the entire Natchez Trace Parkway from Nashville Tennessee to Natchez Mississippi. We stopped at every historical site along the way. The redbuds were blooming and everything was so pretty in the spring.
Shannon Drinnon says
My family went to Mount Vernon, home of George Washington. While there, they were having a fall festival and there was a man dressed as George Washington and he told stories based on historical events. It was the most amazing way to learn history! Interestingly enough, we found out later that my husband is a descendant of George Washington! That makes the memory even more precious!
Katie L. says
My husband and I are also starting to travel more now. I told my mom the other day I needed to make some pouches for our next trip, which will be Alaska in a few months. Our last trip, which was in April, was to Newport, RI. We toured a couple of mansions. It was amazing to learn how things were run back in the early days of America.
Most taking the kids to Washington, DC. Monuments, museums and family.
A family trip to Mt. Washington just before my son was to enter the Marines, a family time we all remember….after that the kids were grown and life was different..
Roberta Smith says
When I was a kid, we would go to Washington on the Brazos (birthplace of Texas) for field trips with school. Not only was it a great learning experience, but it was tons of fun! If you are ever in this area and haven’t been, I would highly recommend it.
Cheryl Miller says
My favorite vacation as a child was our trip to Yellowstone 45 years ago. I just went back and wow have things changed!
Ruth Moore says
One year my parents took my brothers and me to Colorado. We rode in a convertible with the top down through the mountains. What splendor!
Theresa C. says
We loved our trip to Washington, D.C., especially visiting the Library of Congress. It was breathtaking! We even got a library card there.
Jaye Gause says
I’ve really enjoyed stopping at different places along the Lewis & Clark trail in Washington & Oregon, seems like where ever we go we find a new stop to check out.
archana Ganaraj says
Washington DC was an amazing trip and we didn’t evey scratch the surface.
Sharon Kirry says
My family took a trip through the Olympic Peninsula in WA state. I loved driving through the rain Forrest. It wasn’t raining!
Kate B. says
My husband and our two girls traveled up into the mountains in Colorado and had a snowball fight on the fourth of July!
Michele Dickinson says
My most memorable trip was taking our kids to St Louis pre-Katrina. Touring many of the places that had been there for hundreds of years
Judy Howard says
Our most memorable trip was to Williamsburg, VA – a wonderful place.
Joyce Carter says
Thank you for the giveaway. Your pouches are sooo pretty!
My most memorable family trip was to Warm Springs, Georgia. We went to visit President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s home place.It was very interesting seeing everything and reading about his life.
Chris Johnston says
My favorite trip was our family trip to Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts. We were visiting family in the area and our two young sons had quite a time learning about “the olden days” as they termed it.
My favorite trip was to Washington,DC. Grtting to see all the museums and historic places was great.
Carol Gearey says
I remember touring the Hoover Dam as a child while limping. We had visited a lake earlier in the day & I stepped on a piece of wood with a nail sticking out of it. When into the pad of my foot. My brother pulled it out & we had to find a doctor to look at it & get a tetanus shot.
Angela Short says
We used to go to Cherokee NC every fall and camp at Smokemont campground. (In the 1980s) We had our family reunion there. There were so many of us that we took up a large part of there campground. Fun memories! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom
Angie Hall says
Went to My Old Kentucky home with my grandparents interesting but really hot in the middle of summer
Cathy Melancon says
Our family camped a lot when I was younger. One of our trips was to Arkansas and to the Three Sister’s Springs. There were 3 springs and each had a list of all the benefits you could experience if you drank from the spring. My Mama and I drank from each so we could reap all the benefits! After drinking from the 3rd and final spring, we took one look at each other and ran for the nearest toilets!!! Enough said!!!
We would go camping with our kids in The Great Smokey Mountains each year. We always had such a great time.
Lisa Riehle says
Our most memorable family vacation was while living in South Korea. The kids hated being dragged from one ancient palace after another, but at one beautiful palace my husband and I sat amidst the swaying bamboo and had a “Crouching Tiger” moment. Pure serenity!!
Frances Quigley says
My husband and I went to Lincoln museum in Springfield, Il. What a treat that was. I learned so much about one of my favorite presidents. I learned more that one day than I learned in school. I guess because if was made fun.
Judi Duncan says
Gosh, my folks never took me to a historical site…no museums, no art galleries either….funny to think about that!
Our trip to The Bighorn Battle Field site in eastern Mt. What a beautiful, but sad view there> Custer’s Last Stand. Thanks for Your neat Giveaway!
Maryellen McAuliffe says
My uncle is buried at Arlington Cemetery, so on trips south, or just to DC, we would always stop at his grave, which is a special one, a group headstone, and also go to the Tomb of the Unknown and watch the changing of the guards. Great fabric, and I need another pouch or 2. Thanks.
Cute pouches! I think our most memorable place is the piedmont kilns just a little ways away from where live in Wyoming. They’re old charcoal kilns that look kind of like beehives. We always see something interesting there and it’s off the beaten path a bit (right along the old railroad bed–now a road)….so it makes it fun for the kids to play.
Yellowstone, it snowed, I mean a blizzard on my son’s birthday 6-21, that year.
Lori M says
My husband & I met up with his Kansas Brother & his wife, to see Niagara Falls together…spent the night & toured the Falls & around the area for few days! Was Amazing!
Juna Hamilton says
My most favorite was to visit the Pea Ridge National Battle Field. I was/am a history freak. We had family that fought at that battle in the Civil War.
Many memorable trips but a surprisingly pleasant historical one from recent past was a trip to Mt Vernon. The weather was perfect and not too crowded. We could soak it in and imagine living in the 18th century.
Wonderful fabric! Stone Mountain-the lazer light show was AMAZING! Thank you, Susan
Cathy B. says
We had a family trip to Green Gables in PEI when our daughter was 11 and obsessed with all things Anne. While exploring the wooded trails on the property we had our own personal tour guide – a little bird that hopped along the path just in front of us the whole way.
Dawn Tenneson says
I remember most about a 2 year trip back to Missouri and ended up in Washington. The longest day was Kansas which had every type of weather possible. But the most I remember was how friendly everyone was. Everyone we passed was waving. Which we were not use to. I thought it was great!
Nicole Sender says
My family took a trip to Galena, Illinois to see the Ulysses S. Grant’s home and the historic sites in the area. Such a quaint town! We all had a great time and learned a lot.
Karen Cotter says
Our first trip to Colonial Williamsburg, VA, was with our 18 month old son, during their fantastic Christmas season! We all loved the gorgeous holiday decorations: wreaths and garlands all made with local plants, pinecones, and berries. Beautiful buildings, wonderful docents, wandering musicians playing period music and candle dipping demonstrations! Every meal was exciting for our 2-year old, who loved trying new foods. One fun event was when our son met his first cow, close enough and gentle enough for him to reach out and touch!
Judy Chastain says
My mom and dad used to take me on road trips in the summer. The one I liked best was when we went to Washing DC. We went to the White House, the Smithsonian, and the Lincoln Memorial. The best part to me, was the visit to Mount Vernon. I just loved it.
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Joanna Perry says
We visited Washington, DC when I was in high school, and I will never, ever forget the Lincoln Memorial. It was impressive and beautiful at that time. I hope it still is to young people today.
Abi Buening (@1apple_blossom) says
Medora in ND Badlands in South Dakota
Quilting Tangent says
Dallas, Tx with a JFK fan. I like the Historical parks.
Kathy S. says
My most memorable family trip was when we went to the Henry Ford museum in 1999. Thanks for the chance to win.
Jayne P says
We went to Pompeii in Italy – a wonderful holiday
Robin F. says
As a kid my mom and dad took us to Lake George in NY- My brothers and I loved touring Fr. Ticonderoga. I found all the revolutionary stories so fascinating and I was so impressed that the fort and cannons were still standing. This was my first exposure to “old” buildings outside of NYC.
Deb m says
A memorable trip was to historical Williamsburg and the triangle. We loved all the history in the area. Our visit was cut short by the bands of rain from a late hurricane that went in just north of Washington DC.
Kathi Kivi says
My most memorable family trip was as a child my Mom took all four of us kids camping along Lake Superior in Minnesota.We hiked, hunted for driftwood, listened to the waves break on the rocks and spent an entire day at the Lighthouse. It was our last camping trip with all four kids as my brother enlisted in the Navy.
Judy Davenport says
My brother and I went to Gettysburg together. We actually got along great the whole trip, which does not always happen. He is a history buff and had a lot of information about the area. It was a great trip.
we went to the NY Worlds Fair in maybe 1964? I was 9, my sister was 1. On that same trip, we visited Wash., DC. My sister got kicked out of the House of Representatives for crying.
Vicki H says
My most memorable family trip was to Yellowstone National Park.
Sandy K says
Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse were very memorable visit.
Devil’s Tower in Montana–it’s just such a weird and impressive formation in the middle of nowhere!!
Camping at Yosemite National Park with our family back in the 60’s was lots of fun. We stayed in a tent cabin. So many beautiful waterfalls. But on the drive out the park we drove through a snowstorm going down the mountain in late June.
Melinda Armstrong says
We went to New Salem State Park in Illinois every summer for a family reunion…They had working log cabins from the time of President Lincoln. I couldn’t wait to go every summer and have taken my own family many times…I just love that time era…
Annie K says
Mammoth Cave in Kentucky when my kids were small. We all had a blast being spelunkers, camping, and checking out all the tourist traps in the area. ^_^
Frieda Grischkowsky says
In the summer of 2005, I treated my family (3children, husband and myself) to a week long visit of Rome in Italy. It was the best family vacation we ever had! Saw all the historical and religious sites and had time left for a day trip to Pompeii incl. a swim in the ocean. It was simply wonderful. Oh, and of course we enjoyed the good food and excellent ice cream!
Carol Sierasky says
Since there were 6 kids, we didn’t go on big vacations. Dad was a swimmer and lifeguard, so we went to the beach. I can remember collecting soda bottles with my brothers and turning them into the local store for $$. We also had fun playing “under the boardwalk” at a beach called Point Pleasant that had this huge pier. Then some times we’d go to the boardwalk at night and ride the rides, play the games and just had a blast.
Susan Kirby says
My favorite family trip was to Disneyland. I know it isn’t historical, but it is the only family trip we ever took. My parents were more for staying home and enjoying our local area, with five kids that is understandable.
Our family took a road trip to Mount Rushmore a few years ago.
Joellyn K Partyka says
I never really got to go on many trips when I was a child, but since I’ve had a family of my own we’ve made it a point to visit many historical sites: Plymouth Rock, George Washington’s house, the Liberty Bell and others in the US. However I will always remember our visit to Dachau and how sad it was to tell my girls about the horrible things that were done there.
I loved New York City when I was six and we went to the top of the Empire State Building (way before the Twin Towers)
Our visit to Williamsburg was a wonderful trip.
Joyce Comfort says
Our family did not take a huge amount of vacations as we had farm and garden and animals to tend. However, we did take a great trip to Washington, DC, when I was very small and visited many national monuments, Monticello, the Lee Mansion, and more! Great American memories!
We went on a trip to Yosemite and seeing the famous water falls and giant sequoia trees is an awesome memory.
Anna Lutz-Brown says
I think going along lake superior and looking at all the old logging camps was pretty fun… firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann Morgan says
my most memorable family trip was to Jamestown/Williamsburg Virginia, back when I was growing up on the east coast
Linda Williamson says
My favorite was visiting Williamsburg and Jamestown. Touring the old towns and being able to see the old ships.
Kathy h says
We have taken our children to colonial Williamsburg many times. We always found someplace new to us to explore.they loved playing the old fashioned games.
Madeline Himmel says
As a child, went to Gettysburg and we all climbed the observation tower. Once we got to the top, my sister learned she was afraid of heights. My mom and I had to guide her down, step by agonizing step. It took forever to get to the bottom. We still tease her, even though she can easily walk out to the edge of a mountain cliff and give us all a case of the heebie jeebies.
Sandy A in St. Louis says
My spring breaks as a child were spent in Alexandria, VA where my aunt and uncle lived. I remember going to colonial Jamestown and being amazed at the sites and the way people lived back the. Monticello and Mount Vernon were wonderful, too.
Jean Rowell says
The only historical site I can think of going to, is the Space Needle in Seattle from the 1962 World’s Fair; not terribly old, but awesome!
Paula Mountjoy says
We live in Alaska so any trip to the lower 48 is an adventure to remember. We we’re traveling through Illinois and stopped at the Lincoln Log Cabin Memorial. Our 3rd grader had done a book report on Lincoln and had just studied Lincoln in school. Upon seeing the chinked log cabin, one of our angels remarked, “Look mom! President Lincoln lived in an Alaskan house!” Out of the mouths of babes 😀
Debra Rolfe says
We went to the Botanical Gardens on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Even at 11, I was awed by the beauty there.
Kathleen Dalecio says
Visiting Mount Vernon (all the way from Reno, NV) and learning about Thomas Jefferson’s ingenuity and life in 18th century America was fascinating to me!
Wendy Johnson says
My favorite family vacation was after my senior year in high school. We took a car trip out to beautiful Cape Cod and then spent time in historic Boston on the way home.
We had the privilege as a family going to Yellowstone National Park. It was exciting to see Old Faithful. We were really close to a moose, which was a little scary.
Brenda Hulsey says
I would have to say a trip to Custer Last Stand was very eye opening for me. To see for myself the battle ground was very emotional and made the battle real to me. Not just something written down in a history book!
Tammy Howell says
Our family loved visiting Lexington and Concord Massachusetts.
Brenda Wasden says
We visited the home of James Monroe and also visited Thomas Jefferson’s and learned all about our forefathers history. It was very exciting to see these and learn so much that I didn’t learn in school.
Eden State Gardens in Florida, my love affair with big, old houses began.
Barb K. says
As a family vacation, we went to the Black Hills in South Dakota–The underground caves and the Stone face carvings of the Presidents near Rapid City were memorable as well as the unusual scenery in the Badlands of South Dakota!
Jackie Bevilacqua says
I loved visiting Washington DC and the Civil War battle grounds with my children.
My family Colonial Williamsburg when I was a teenager. Learning how shoes were made was fascinating.
Can’t say we’ve visited any historical sites as a kid. My family was not vacationers. We did go to Georgia one time to visit friends. I remember thinking how fun it would be to travel and see more of the U.S.
I’ve always loved visiting Washington D.C. since I was a little girl, and it’s even more fun with the kids and grands!
Charlene Boniscavage says
My family took a great trip to Gettysburg when I was in second grade. I always loved history and it was wonderful to return there with my own children.
Ann O. says
My favorite family trip was walking the Freedom Trail in Boston, then ending the day with a ride on the swan boats.
Beth T. says
Weeks after my dad died, my mom suffered a blot clot that caused her to have her leg amputated. She had just retired from work to care for my dad, and turned all her energy to recovering from the several surgeries that were required, and devoted herself to rehab, learning how to walk again, and rebuild her life. As you can imagine, things were rather dreary and difficult then, between the physical challenges and the grief. But my mom watched a documentary on Mount Rushmore and the creation of the Crazy Horse Memorial. She decided that she wanted to improve her ability to walk independently so that she and I could drive to see them. So that’s what we did. She worked hard for five months, then we packed my dog and her wheelchair in to the SUV that my sweetheart bought because our Honda Accord couldn’t hold all of us & our necessities, and off we went: two women, one happy dog, and a handful of maps. I was so proud of her. And I am so thankful for the memories from that trip, especially the little things, like staying up late, talking in the dark, or introducing her to Pop Tarts warmed on the dashboard while we drove in the very early morning. My mom was stronger than she ever acknowledged; everything about trip tells the story of my mom.
Deb C says
You hear so much about genealogical research these days so one night I decided to start looking up my family’s. I was so surprised to find a direct ancestor had fought in the Revolutionary War and there was a roadside state historical marker at the churchyard where he is buried. No one had ever mentioned it. One morning I finally got the chance to visit it. That was very memorable for me.
My parents never took me on a vacation. They said it wouldn’t be a vacation if I was along. They went places when I was at summer camp.
Pat in WNY says
When I was young my family didn’t have any money to spare for vacations. Sometimes on a Sunday afternoon we would drive to the nearby city airport about 15 miles from home and watch the big planes take off and land, and dream of where others might be headed. My dad took us outside late at night to watch for Sputnik and Echo 1. And a couple times a year we would head to western Pennsylvania to visit my grandmother and my dad always made sure to drive slowly by a huge pink Victorian house covered with white gingerbread trim in one of the small villages we passed through. Those memories are still with me some 65+years later.
Karen A says
My husband is a Civil War fan and we have visited so many battlefields over the years. We especially enjoy Gettysburg and have also had fun at Harper’s Ferry.
Lisa Marie says
When my son was in elementary we took a family trip to Williamsburg, VA. It fit well with the American history he was learning in school and he enjoyed seeing the demonstrations of things they did in their ordinary lives. That area has so much history and we also took in other things nearby like Monticello and Jamestown.
isabell felker says
Trip to the Grand Canyon. If you never believed in God you will once you see that majestic view. I could of looked at it for days on end. Peaceful and just breath taking.
Wendy L says
We just took a trip to Nauvoo, IL. I had family that lived there in the 1840’s, so it was great to be able to walk where they were walked and to see where they lived.
We used to do historic Philadelphia almost every summer. When I was little, the security guards used to let me sneak under the ropes to touch the crack in the Liberty Bell!
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Kathy E. says
Several years ago, my family visited Williamsburg, Virginia. Our kids were just 6 and 8 and while in Colonial Williamsburg, we enjoyed a patriotic parade down Main Street. My son was so drawn to the marching band that he jumped up and joined the parade, marching right along with them! It was such a surprise and caught the eyes of everyone around us.
Jackie Stevens says
As children of a dairy farmer, our leash was short and you had to be home to milk twice a day. However our family made a short visit to Vicksburg, MS and the Civil War memorial Park. But the highlight of the trip was a chance performance of the high wire act, the Great Wallendens who performed on a baseball field!!!
Esther G says
My husband and I had one free afternoon during a trip for a wedding in Virginia and thought we’d go to Washington DC. Being from a wide open, sparsely populated part of the country, we hopped n the truck and took off. By the time we got to the mall, we only had about 20 minutes before we had to head back. I’d visited before, so I dropped him off and drove around for a few minutes before picking him up. Later, someone asked why we didn’t just take the train. Duh!!
We’ve been to the Citadel in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We also visited a graveyard there that has many of the Titanic victims.
Visiting the Akropolis in Athens was an amazing adventure!
Kristine Clay says
When I was 10 my parents drove my sister to college and I got to tag along to a trip through Yellowstone on the way back. We slept in our can and the necklace I chose as my souvenir broke within a week, but I loved seeing old faithful and the sulfur colored ground around the geysers. Such a unique place! Thanks for the awesome giveaway and delightful review.
My husband and I went to Washington DC for a late honey moon! So much to see! Thanks for the give away! Really enjoyed reading all the fun places to travel and memories that have been shared!
Mary Pat says
Love these fabrics! I remember my parents taking me to Williamsburg, VA and thinking “ugh, this is going to be borrrrriiinnngg!”. Afterall, I was a typical 13 year old and that wasn’t cool to do! But I was so intriqued (mis-spelled) and amazed at all the crafts, costumes, and buildings there! I would love to take my kids there someday–my son’s favorite time period in history is the Revolutionary War so it would be a great place to go. Anyway, this fabric reminds me of that time–
Diane Beavers says
Taking our son’s to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arrlington National Cemetary.
Anita Jackson says
One of my favorite memories was traveling from my home in NC to my grandmothers in WV as a child. There was this amazing house that was kept immaculate, fresh lawns, apple trees with deer under them. It was a fantasy home. I fell in love with it. 39 years later my new husband and I were house hunting from Ohio to GA…. I found a home on the internet and it was my dream home of my childhood. Be bought it and are living happily ever after!
Nancy Sumner says
Visiting the retired space Shuttle in Cape Canaveral with our boys.
Edna Lindemann says
Not having much money and seven kids, we went to the St. Louis Zoo (It was free) and not far from Paducah, Kentucky. I got to feed a llama and the elephant “stole” one brother’s hat. It was the only family trip we took when I was young, but memorable.
Susan L. says
I’d say my most memorable trip to a historical site was the year my whole family met in VA for my Dad’s 80th birthday. We hit up Colonial Williamsburg, Mt Vernon, & some other great spots.
Lori Smanski says
your pouches are lovely. such pretty fabrics. the most memorable vacation was when i was 9 and my sister was just born. three brothers in between us girls. anyway all 7 us went to Yosemite Park to camp in tents for a week. we brought our cocker spaniel (Lady)and moms parents came along also. on the way there dad bought a special sausage that he didn’t get that often. his favorite sausage. the rest of us were happy with hot dogs and hamburgers. LOL one night Lady woke us up barking. well turns out there was a bear in our camp and he was looking for the food we had. well mom was holding Lady with one hand (she really wanted out of the tent) and dad with the other hand. dad was not going to let that bear get his sausage. no sir!! fortunately mom won out and neither got out of the tent until she was sure the bear was gone. when we got out of the tent that bear had only taken dads sausage and just messed up the rest of the campsite. ohhh, i had never seen dad so hopping mad. he wanted a gun. well we had no gun. but he and my three brothers and my grandpa and i followed that bears tracks. and guess what? along the way we found bits of dads sausage. LOL turns out that bear didn’t like dads sausage, but he had to taste it anyway. well, darn, now it was no good to eat. oh my goodness we heard how unhappy dad was about the whole thing for weeks.
Mary D says
My sister in law, my niece and I traveled to Gullah Island, SC to immerse ourselves in the rich history there. We toured the the island and some of the historic plantations and churches there, some built during the Civil War era. The Gullah descendants had a history show and dance festival. It was beautiful.
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My best friend and I when we were 18 went to Germany’s black forest area! We had the best time staying in youth hostels and visiting old castles and sites!
Pam S says
My grandparents took me to Gettysburg when I was a teenager. It was the first place I’d visited where I really felt a sense of history. I could almost hear the battles that took place there.
Deb C says
My most memorable is when I learned that there was an historical marker dedicated to an ancestor of mine. I visited his gravesite and the roadside marker and took great pride in it.
Amy L says
Back when are children were in 4th and 6th grade, we spent a week in Sapphire Valley, NC. On one side trip, we ventured to Asheville and enjoyed the museums, and some history of the city. Then I dragged them to the Riverside Cemetery to pay respects to Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry. The kids were appalled, scared we would leave them, and wanted to go back to the hotel to play video games. I caught a lot of grief, but I had fun. Fast forward to when that 6th grader hit high school, and studied O. Henry in American Lit. She came home one day admitted to recounting her visit to his grave in class. A memorable visit after all!
When my father got back from Germany after WWII, my parents and I took a trip to Niagara Falls. I think I was 4. At that time people could go under the falls. I can remember putting on a raincoat, the sheet of water coming down in front of me, and the spray on my face. The falls have collapsed since that time so it is no longer possible to go under the falls.
Debra Braz says
A little late in catching the blog, but love seeing the projects! A most memorable family trip for us happened when we were moving cross-country from North Carolina to Colorado. Our moving van broke down near Cadiz, KY and we had to stay a night or two. Thank goodness we also had our car! It was late May/early June. We decided to take a short sight-seeing trip with the kids and ended up at the beautiful Lake Barkley State Resort Park. The kids were entertained during lunch watching a couple of the workers trying to catch a raccoon just outside the restaurant windows!
Kim S says
We love taking our children to Cabrillo National Monument. It’s a beautiful place.
Thank you everyone! Comments were closed at 5 PM EST on June 30! I loved reading each and every comment and have some new places to go and visit on my list. Winner will be posted shortly on a new blog post.