Hampton will be hosting the National Geography Bee tomorrow. Two students from each fourth & fifth grade homeroom will complete. In the spirit of the Geography Bee, the Hampton Herald staff decided to share some of their favorite places they have visited as well as places that they hope to visit one day.
*Carly will actually be completing in the Geography Bee tomorrow!
I have been to Springfield, Illinois.
Every summer my family and I visit Springfield, Illinois to see my family and Illinois's fun and historical sites. Illinois is in the Midwest of the USA. It lies north of Kentucky, west of Indiana, and east of Iowa and Minnesota. There is a lot of rich history sites like Abraham Lincoln’s home, the Ilinois old and new state house, and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential museum.
One of my favorite places to go in Springfield is the Presidential Museum. It has been open since 2005. In the Abraham Lincoln Presidential museum there are life size wax figures and buildings that you can walk through and experience Lincoln’s life. Also, for all your candy cravers there is an amazing candy shop called Pease's. There are many different chocolates they make right in front you. And on Fridays, they have these crazy milkshakes with everything you could ever imagine in and on it.
Springfield, Illinois is an amazing place to visit for education and fun!
My family and I wanted to do something big this summer, so we went on our first ever road trip as a family. The state Missouri is in the central United States. My family and I were going on and road trip and took a stop in St. Louis, Missouri. We stayed the night in a hotel, and the next day took a trip around the area. My family and I went the Gateway Arch, and we went up the arch in a what they called “pods”. Once it stops at the top you can see out a long window. After, my family and go down back in a “pod”. Finally, we continued our road trip journey.
The Gateway Arch is famous for how big and tall it is. But do you know how cool it really is? You get to travel up in the Arch and look over the whole city. You travel in a small tight compartment which they called a pod. A pod has 5-6 seats and have separate pods. You get out of the pod once you get to the top. The top of the Arch has two long windows on either side. Then once you finish looking out the window you go down in a pod. When you come down there is a museum for your entertainment.