8Click on the horn to hear what the ships hear! The NortheastFirst Stop:West Quoddy Head LighthouseThis famous lighthouse uses a fog horn to warn ships that they are getting close to land!The lighthouse is located in northern MaineClick on the horn to hear what the ships hear!
9Everyone back in the car! Buckle up! On to Massachusetts!
11Wow! Everyone out of the car! Look at that huge ship! The NortheastWow! Everyone out of the car! Look at that huge ship!Second Stop:Plymouth, MassachusettsI read in the Massachusetts tour book that it’s called the Mayflower II, which is a ship built to look like the original ship that that Pilgrims came to American on!Sweet!Awesome!Click here to tour the ship
12That ship was awesome! Next stop, New York City!
23Quick! Pull over! We’re just in time for lift off! Everyone out! The SoutheastFifth Stop:Kennedy Space CenterThe Kennedy Space Center is a great place to learn about our Earth and Universe. Astronauts study our planets, the moon, sun, and the stars.Quick! Pull over! We’re just in time for lift off! Everyone out!10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…BLAST OFF!Click Here to Learn More at NASA for Kids!
24Whoa! I can still feel the heat from that blast! What’s next?
26The Southeast Sixth Stop: Appalachian Mountains Hey!Let’s go hiking!Wow! Check out the view of those mountains out our window!Many people mine (dig out and search) for coal in the mountains. This can be a very dangerous job!
27I’m exhausted from all that climbing. How about a little relaxing I’m exhausted from all that climbing! How about a little relaxing? Is that music I hear??
29I love the sound of that guitar! The SoutheastSeventh Stop:Memphis, TennesseeI love the sound of that guitar!Blues is a type of music that uses the guitar as its main instrument. This type of music was first made popular by slaves working in cotton fields in Tennessee.I feel like dancing!
31There are 12 states in the Midwest Region of the United States. Hello Midwest!There are 12 states in the Midwest Region of the United States.
32The MidwestClimate: The type of weather a particular region has over a long period of time.Summers: Hot and HumidWinters: Cold toVery Cold, dryPrecipitation: As much as 50 in. in Missouri,as little as 13 in. in North Dakota
33Look at all these corn fields! What state are we coming to? The MidwestLook at all these corn fields! What state are we coming to?
35Iowa is known as the “Corn State” Eighth Stop:Farming IowaIt seems like everywhere we drive there are barns, corn fields, and tractors!!That’s because almost every inch of Iowa is covered by farms!Why do I suddenly feel a craving for corn on the cob?Iowa is known as the “Corn State”
36Ok, so I like corn…but I feel like I just ate a whole field’s worth…Onward!
38Ninth Stop: Black Hills of South Dakota: Mount Rushmore Why do those faces look so familiar?Um, duh! They are four of our past presidents!Oh yeah! Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, George Washington…and….and….Thomas Jefferson!!South Dakota is best known for the huge carving on a mountain side known as “Mount Rushmore.” The carving was first stated in 1927 and was completed in 1941.
39The MidwestYa know, I gotta be honest, the Midwest is cool and all, but, I’m ready to go to some big cities again! I feel the temperature rising!
40There are 4 states in the Southwest Region of the United States. Yeehaw!!There are 4 states in the Southwest Region of the United States.
41The SouthwestClimate: The type of weather a particular region has over a long period of time.Summers: Hot to Very Hot,dryWinters: MildPrecipitation: About 86 inches a year(Mostly in Oklahoma)
42The SouthwestWoah! I’m glad we have air conditioning in this car! It’s so hot outside! Where are we?
44The Southwest Tenth Stop: Grand Canyon, Arizona Look at those people riding mules down the canyon trails.Let’s get out of the car. This is too cool to just see out our window!The Grand Canyon is over a mile deep! Over millions of years, water carved out the rock and created the canyon. Many people hike the canyon every year.
45The SouthwestI can’t believe those canyons! Arizona is such a neat state! What else is there to see here?
46The Southwest Eleventh Stop: Phoenix, Arizona Phoenix, Arizona is the hottest city in the Southwest region. The record for the hottest day was 122 degrees! It happened in the month of June!
47Wow! Are we in an oven? Doesn’t look like this heat is going to let up any time soon! Yeeehaw, Texas!
49The Southwest Twelfth Stop: Austin, Texas Austin is the capital city of Texas. This is a picture of the Capitol building where politicians meet to discuss issues important to Texan citizens. It’s the largest Capitol building in the nation.
50Here we go to the wild, wild, west!! The WestHere we go to the wild, wild, west!!There are 11 states in the West Region of the United States.
51The WestClimate: The type of weather a particular region has over a long period of time.Summers: Hot to Very HotWinters: MildPrecipitation: About 32 in. a year
52We’ve arrived! First stop: Yellowstone National Park!
54Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming The WestThirteenth Stop:Yellowstone National Park, WyomingDoes anyone have a towel? I just got sprayed by Old Faithful! I can’t believe how high that water shot up!Most of Yellowstone National Park is in Wyoming, however, it stretches into Montana and Idaho.Old Faithful is an erupting spring of water that shoots out every minutes. It will shoot out water for 1½ - 5 minutes at a time. The water shoots up feet high!Click Here to See a Live View of Yellowstone Today!
55I don’t think this trip could get any cooler, but now it’s off to the airport. Aloha!
57The West Fourteenth Stop: Hawaii Islands You’re Invited to a Luau! When: TonightWhere: SeasideResortWho: Region TourStudentsFourteenth Stop:Hawaii IslandsMy tour book here says that Hawaii was the last state added to the United States in 1959.Hawaiian parties are called “luaus.” People wear leis which is a necklace made of flowers. Some women wear grass skirts and do a special dance.That’s right. And I also read that Hawaii is actually made up of 8 major islands. How cool!Click Here to Find Out More About Hawaii
58Wow, Look at those snowy mountains. We must be here!! Welcome to Alaska!Wow, Look at those snowy mountains.We must be here!!vBye Hawaii, We’re off to colder weather in AlaskaWelcome to Hawaii!
59The West Fifteenth Stop: Anchorage, Alaska Go, dogs, go!!The Iditarod is a dog sled race that follows a trail across the state of Alaska. It takes place in March. A person who leads a pack of dogs on a sled is called a musher. He or she must train their dogs hard to finish the race. The race usually takes 9-17 days to complete.Learn More About theRace by Clicking Here
60Welcome to Alaska!Do we really have to go home now? That was the most amazing trip around theUnited States!