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Sunday, May 9, 2010

DC Trip Day 9 Puzzle

1. To the kid's delight (and mine too), we chose an indoor water park at a somewhat affordable price.
2. I was pleased to discover that Sandusky, Ohio, home of Cedar Point, was 15 minutes from Milan and had several places to swim.
3.I have been unsuccessful in any attempt to find it, now that I need it.
4.Our only two criteria, were to stop in Milan, Ohio, the birthplace of Thomas Edison, and go to a place where we could swim.
5. Tomorrow after an Easter brunch, we will head home and close the book on a most excellent vacation.
6. It wasn't long before we were past D.C., into Maryland and heading towards Pennsylvania.
7. The paragraphy program, will randomly mix up the sentences, and you will have to put Humpty Dumpty together again.
8. I was supposed to finish up with my Washington D.C Journal today.
9. We stopped at a Dairy Queen for lunch and then started thinking about a place to hang our hats for the night.
10. Day 9 started early as we left Claire's and drove out of Stafford.
11. Because of the mix-up I have decided to give you a mix-up of your own.
12. The problem is, I wrote my last entry in one of my kid's notebooks as Amy already had my notebook packed away.
13. Using Paragraphy, which I read about at blogging2learn, I will tell you about the events of day 9.













If you are able to unmix this, place it in the correct order in the comments below.



One thing I remember from my original journal entry is recalling that when we were visiting the capitol, our guide told us that each state has 2 statues of famous people from their state housed in the capitol building. I asked my guide if Thomas Edison was one of the features statues. He said, no but in Ohio, he was on a short list of potential candidates to replace the statue of a fromer governor, who was pro slavery. Just day's after asking that question, I was shocked to see this banner in Edison's birth city. . .




Here are a few more day 9 pics . . .


I did not complete a journal entry for day 10, our return to Illinois. So, this is the end of my D.C. Journey. To celebrate I am going to put all of my journal entries together including remembrances of day 9 and 10 into book form. I will be giving away 1 copy of this memoir to a lucky commenter. Anyone who comments on any of my blog entries from now until May 19th will be entered into a drawing. I will announce the winner in the next edition of Things Fortnightly on May 20th. I will also throw in a few souvenirs, I picked up on the trip. Full details will be listed in the next few days.


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2 comments:

  1. You were shocked by Edison. LOL! Was that an intentional pun? :o)

    Peace and Laughter!

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  2. OK, here goes:
    8. I was supposed to finish up with my Washington D.C Journal today.
    12. The problem is, I wrote my last entry in one of my kid's notebooks as Amy already had my notebook packed away.
    3.I have been unsuccessful in any attempt to find it, now that I need it.
    11. Because of the mix-up I have decided to give you a mix-up of your own.
    13. Using Paragraphy, which I read about at blogging2learn, I will tell you about the events of day 9.
    7. The paragraphy program, will randomly mix up the sentences, and you will have to put Humpty Dumpty together again.
    10. Day 9 started early as we left Claire's and drove out of Stafford.
    6. It wasn't long before we were past D.C., into Maryland and heading towards Pennsylvania.
    4.Our only two criteria, were to stop in Milan, Ohio, the birthplace of Thomas Edison, and go to a place where we could swim.
    2. I was pleased to discover that Sandusky, Ohio, home of Cedar Point, was 15 minutes from Milan and had several places to swim.
    9. We stopped at a Dairy Queen for lunch and then started thinking about a place to hang our hats for the night.
    1. To the kid's delight (and mine too), we chose an indoor water park at a somewhat affordable price.
    5. Tomorrow after an Easter brunch, we will head home and close the book on a most excellent vacation.

    It was fun and I wasn't sure about the order of 4 & 6, but it makes more sense that 4 would come right before 2 and not before 6 because 4 & 2 both mentioned swimming.

    Thanks for the puzzle.

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