A few weeks ago, I posted about the summer I lived in Colby, Kansas, and mentioned "The Greatest Vacation Ever" that we took that summer.
So, here are five things I remember about that Vacation:
1. The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. I think this was the birthplace of my love of history, museums, and in particular Egyptology.
2. The accents we heard when we went to Duluth, MN. Boat is pronounced boot, mountain is moontun, etc. The funny thing is, I talk kinda like that now after 15 years in the gopher state.
3. Seeing prairie dogs in a zoo exibit at the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth. It baffled us Kansans as to why they would put something so common and pesky in a zoo.
4. Wall Drug in Wall, South Dakota. We read the billboards advertising the Drug Store for hundreds of miles before we pulled into town. As an 11 year old, it was worth all the hype. I got a Breyer horse there. :)
5. Visiting the Garden of the Gods park in Colorado and watching a helicopter rescue of some climbers who got stranded on top of this big old spire of rock with a thunderstorm rolling in and lightning flashing everywhere.
What was your most memorable childhood vacation?