Monday, January 16, 2012

Our Trip Around the State!

For Christmas Keanan got a wonderful book from Uncle Casey and Auntie Jess, "E is for Evergreen, A Washington Alphabet".

Zac was reading to them from this book today, full of fun facts, when he came up with a BRILLANT idea!  As a family we will go to or do each thing in the book for each letter of the alphabet!  This will end up being a year long study of Washington State - with our last trip being the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma =)

Since I know you are so intrigued, here are the letter assignments and the activities we will be doing!  Some of them we will combine (for example, going to the ocean and flying a kite) so it has worked out to about 17 trips or activities.

LetterObject / DestinationActivity
Aappleeat one in eastern WA
BBoeingMuseum of Flight
CColumbia Riverview when in Goldendale
Ddragonflycatch one
EevergreenHoh rainforest
FFishFishing with Grandpa
GGoldendale observatorygo to Goldendale
HHorsesRide with Jess
IIslandsride ferry to an island
JJusticesvisit supreme court building
Kkitefly at the ocean
LLadieswomens history museum?
MMother Josephgo to nunnery service
Nnuggetspanning at the river
OOlympiavisit the capital
PPacific Oceango to the ocean
QQuinaultvisit tribal headquarters
RRainiergo to the mountain
SSpace Needlego up in it
TTri-citiesgo to Tri-cities
UUS Navyvisit shipyard in Bremerton
VVolcanoesvisit St. Helens
WWestern HemlockHoh rainforest
XJimi Hendrixgo to EMP
YYakima Vallygo Yakima
ZZoogo to Woodland Park or Point Definance

We will be completing these in no particular order over the next year.  Before we go, the kids and I will learn about the activity in school.  While we are there we will take pictures to create our own Washington State ABC book!  So excited!

First stop: Boeing Museum of Flight!

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