Monday, August 9, 2010
"Book your Trip"
I found this in the September Issue of Everyday with Rachael Ray and just had to share!!
*Note: I'm copying the article as written in issue*
Bring classic children's books to life with a family get-away!
Read Charlotte's Web by E.B.White
Live it @ Liberty Hill Farm Inn in Rochester, VT
Guest Stay in farmhouse rooms on a dairy farm. Kids will love searching the henhouse for eggs, bottle-feeding the calves[just like Fern did with Wilbur] and swimming in the White River. Included are hearty breakfast and dinners using farm-raised produce, with all the fresh milk you can drink!
Read Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Live it @ De Smet, SD!
The Ingalls family, as chronicled in the Little House books, migrated across the upper Midwest, stopping over several states. Many towns claim a connection, but the family settled in De Smet, SD, home to two artifact-filled Ingalls homes and the school Laura attended with her nemesis, Nellie. Also, a summer pageant reenacts family life on the prairie. Date are July 8-10,15-17,22-24, 2o11.
Read any or all of the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
If you are feeling flush, fly to England, where Lynott Tours offers a six-day self guided tour of sites that inspired the books. lynotttours.com
Can't afford transatlantic trip?
Stay local and visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort.
Shop for wands and send postcards via owl.
Wish you were here, Muggles! universalorlando.com
Read Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry
The story of a wild pony-turned-child's pet was based on the horse roundups that still happen on Assateague and Chincoteague islands off the coasts of Virgina and Maryland. On Pony Penning day
(July 27,2011), wild horses are herded across the saltwater channel to auction on Chincoteague, and thousands of people come to watch. If you can't make it on the big day, don't fear. Head offshore to Assateague Island National Seashore to witness the animals grazing in the wild anytime. nps.gov/asis