Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip V: Pacific States & Territories

Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #162, Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip V: Pacific States & Territories, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip V: Pacific States & Territories

In “Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip V: Pacific States & Territories,” Episode, #166, Meredith Curtis becomes your tour guide a final trip through the USA—this time it’s a cruise starting in Alaska and making our way down the west coast and out to Hawaii. From the island state, we’ll make our way to our five territories. You will see some breathtaking views, enjoy delicious seafood, and venture into the Ring of Fire. Grab  your navigation chart, pack your suitcase, and don’t forget your swimsuit and life jacket—there’s lot of miles sailing over the ocean! This is the fifth in our series of USA road trips—traveling is a great way to learn geography the fun way!

 

 


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Show Notes

Hi! Today, I’m your tour guide. Ready for a whirlwind trip through the Pacific states and our 5 inhabited territoreis?

Pacific Ocean, extremes, Ring of Fire, seafood.

Alaska

Largest state, Mt. Denali, mountains, glaciers, moose, caribou, bears, bison, reindeer

Peninsula, Denali, fauna (animals), tundra, national parks & preserves, ports

Washington

Mount Saint Helens, Olympic National Park, Mount Olympus

Volcano eruption, “geological layers,” rainforest, waterfalls, mountains

Oregon

Crater Lake, Crater lake National Park

Extinct volcano, alpine lakes

California

Redwood National Forest, Sequoia National Park, Mojave Desert, Joshua Tree, Death Valley

Agriculture, volcanoes, islands, mountain ranges, deserts, valleys, fertile farmland, earthquakes

Hawaii

Missionaries, Coral Church

Archipelago, volcanoes, multicultural population, missionaries

American Samoa

Fiafia, Christian influence

Archipelago, natural harbor, coral reefs, volcanoes, mountains, rainforests, tropical flowers, tropical fruits

Northern Mariana Islands

Tinian, Diving for WWII weapons or artifacts

Mariana Trench, World War II, shipwrecks, diving

Guam

Pacific War Musuem, Capital Hagnatna

World War II, history of island, division between Guam and Northern Mariana Islands

US Virgin Islands

Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge, Estate Whim Plantation, coral reef diving

Archipelago, Danish culture, archipelago, sugar mill, sugar plantation, coral reef, SCUBA diving, snorkeling

Puerto Rico

Fort Fortaleza, Castillo San felipe del Morro, Palacio de Santa Catalina

Tropical archipelago, mountains, hurricanes,

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Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip IV: Southwest & West States

Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #165, Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip IV: Southwest & Western States, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip IV: Southwest & Western States

In “Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip IV: Southwest & West States,” Episode, #165, Meredith Curtis becomes your tour guide on a road trip through 10 states and two tribal nations in the Southwest and West region of the country. You will see some breathtaking views and meet some wild west heroes. Grab your road map, pack your suitcase, and don’t forget your camera and extra water—we’ll spend a lot of time driving—there’s a lot of miles to cover in this wide-open country! This is the fourth in our series of USA road trips—traveling is a great way to learn geography the fun way!

 

 


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Show Notes

Hi! Today, I’m your tour guide. Ready for a whirlwind trip through the the Southwest & West?

Spanish & Native American Influence.

Cherokee Nation

Trail of Tears—from NC to OK. Cherokee Heritage Center

Native lands, reservations, Trail of Tears, Native populations

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City: Underground, capital, National Cowboy Hall of Fame

Capital, capitol, city planning, oil refining, stockyards, cattle ranches

Texas

Culture of Texas, The Alamo

Spanish influence in Southwest, forts, missions, Texas indepence, wars, Texas statehood, landscape

New Mexico

Culture of New Mexico, Santa Fe, San Miguel Chapel, Pueblos

Native Americans, Pueblo homes, Spanish missions, oldest capital city in USA, landforms

Four Corners

Navajo Nation, Four Corners

Territories to states, boundary lines, desert, mountains, landmarks, Native tribes

Arizona

Desert, Grand Canyon

Desert, saguaro cactus, Colorado River, Grand Canyon, canyons, cliffs, rock formations, living in a desert

Colorado

Mountains, Ski Resorts

Colorado mountains, snow line, mountain safety, mountain recreation, valleys, mesas, forests, canyons, plateaus, lakes, rivers

Utah

Bonneville Salt Flats, National Parks

Red sandstone cliffs, arches, rock formations, mountains, desert, salt flats, salt lake, mining salt

Nevada

Silver, Kit Carson, Carson City, Virginia City

Silver and gold mining, mining towns, ghost towns, Kit Carson, mountain men, capital, capitol, desert

Wyoming

Cowboys, Rodeos, Native Americans, Yellowstone National Park

Cattle ranching, rodeos, Native Americans, tribal land, national parks, mountains, plains, rivers, waterfalls, lakes, geysers

Montana

Fourth largest state, mining, copper mining, Ringing Rocks

Forests, rivers, waterfalls, mountains, valleys, farming, cattle ranching, mining boom towns, ghost towns, ski resorts

Idaho

Potato farming, farming, ranching, gems, birthplace of TV, Lava Hot Springs

Hot springs, farming, ranching, gem mining, westward trails, rivers, white water rafting, resort towns

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Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip III: Midwest States

Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #164, Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip III: Midwest States, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip III: Midwest States

In “Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip III: Midwest States,” Episode, #164, Meredith Curtis becomes your tour guide on a boat and road trip through all 12 states in the Midwest region of the country. You will visit natural wonders, landmarks, and the third largest city in the country. Grab your road map, pack your suitcase, and don’t forget your life jacket—we’ll spend a lot of time in the Great Lakes and Mississippi River! This is the third in our series of USA road trips—traveling is a great way to learn geography the fun way!

 

 


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Show Notes

Hi! Today, I’m your tour guide. Ready for a whirlwind trip through the the Midwest states?

Ohio

Great Lakes-Lake Huron, A Christmas Story Museum

Metropolis, urban, rural, museum, movie setting, 1900s history, Great Lakes, Port of Cleveland, Lake Huron

Michigan

Mackinac Island,

Ferry, straits, island, suspension bridge, Great Lakes, Lake Huron

Indiana

Indiana Dunes State Park

Great Lakes, Lake Michigan, sand dunes

Illinois

Chicago, Navy Pier

City planning, skyline, construction, skyscrapers, pier, Lake Michigan

Wisconsin

Apostle Islands

Archipelago, sandstone, sea caves, lighthouses, shipwrecks, winter freeze

Minnesota

Minneapolis, St. Paul

historic buildings, cathedrals, architecture, skyscrapers, restored buildings, Mississippi River

Iowa

Maquoketa Caves State Park

Natural Bridge, Balanced Rock, tributaries, limestone bluffs, caves, overlooks, rock formations, creek, stream, river

Missouri

St. Louis, Independence, Westward Trails

Westward Trails, St. Louis, St. Louis Arch, Independence, Lewis & Clark’s Discovery Corps, Mississippi River

Kansas 

Fort Leavenworth

US Army bases, westward expansion, forts, missionaries, soldiers, Native Americans, pioneers

Nebraska

Fort Kearny

Oregon Trail, Fort Kearny, Pony Express, Pawnee scouts, homesteading, archaeology, historical documents

South Dakota

Mt. Rushmore, Deadwood

boom towns, gold, mining, mines, carving stone, Mount Rushmore, Black Hills

North Dakota

Badlands, Cowboy Hall of Fame

Badlands, canyons, ravines, gullies, buttes, mesas, rocks, clay-rich soil, Petrified Forest

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Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip II: Mid-Atlantic States & New England

Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #163, Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip II: Mid-Atlantic & New England States, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip II: Mid-Atlantic States & New England

In “Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip II: Mid-Atlantic States & New England,” Episode, #162, Meredith Curtis becomes your tour guide on a road trip through each state in the Mid-Atlantic and New England starting with Maryland and ending in Maine. You will visit natural wonders, landmarks, and visit some of the oldest cities in the country. Grab your road map, pack your suitcase, and don’t forget your jacket—it can get chilly in the northeast! This is the second in our series of USA road trips—traveling is a great way to learn geography the fun way!

 

 


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Show Notes

Hi! Today, I’m your tour guide. Ready for a whirlwind trip through the the Mid-Atlantic states and New England?

Maryland

Life on the Chesapeake Bay, Delmarva Penninsula

Bays, estuary, port cities, natural harbors, Delmarva peninsula, boating, fishing industry, catching blue crabs, natural resources

Delaware

Dover Air Force Base

Delaware Bay, Delaware River, military, capital, location of bases, military towns, bridges, canals

New Jersey

Cape May

Cape, peninsula, borders, boundary lines, natural disasters, history

Pennsylvania

Independence Hall & Historic Places

Ports, industry, waterways, history, landmarks, symbols, airports, flight

New York

Niagara Falls

Boundary lines, borders, waterfalls, rivers, Great Lakes, interstate highway system, hydroelectric power

Connecticut

Hartford

Capital, capitol, Constitution, landmarks, symbols, resourcefulness

Rhode Island

Newport-the Breakers

History, architecture, homes, scenic drives, islands, island towns

Massachusetts

Boston Freedom Trail

History, harbor, churches,

New Hampshire

Recreation in the White Mountains

Lake, mountains, scenery

Vermont

Stowe

Village, history, ski resort, resort towns

Maine

Puffin & Whale Watching

Fauna (animals), coastline, lobster fishing, ocean

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Travel God's World God Bless the USA Exploring States & Territories by Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions Travel God's World God Bless the USA Cookbook by Meredith Curtis and Laura Nolette at Powerline Productions Travel God's World God Bless the USA State Capitals & Abbreviations by Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions Travel God's World God Bless the USA State Flags & Seals by Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions
Travel God's World God Bless the USA State Stamps & Coins by Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions Travel God's World God Bless the USA State Sorting Mats by Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions National Parks Fact Cards by Meredith Curtis Travel God's World God Bless the USA National Parks Memory Game by Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions

Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip I: Southern States

Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #162, Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip I: Southern States, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip I: Southern States

In “Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip I: Southern States,” Episode, #162, Meredith Curtis becomes your tour guide on a road trip through each state in the Deep South starting with Florida and ending in Arkansas. You will visit natural wonders, landmarks, and taste good ole Southern cooking. Grab your road map, pack your suitcase, and don’t forget your sunscreen—it’s hot in the South! This is the first in our series of USA road trips—traveling is a great way to learn geography the fun way!

 

 


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Show Notes

Hi! Today, I’m your tour guide. Ready for a whirlwind trip through the southern states?

Florida

Everglades, St. Augustine

Pennisula, estuary

Sonny’s, Publix, sugarcane, oranges, sweet corn

Georgia

Savannah

Mouth of a river, Intercoastal Waterway

Waffle House, Chick-Fil-A, peaches, pecans, boiled peanuts

South Carolina

Gullah, Charleston

Barrier islands

Carolina Gold BBQ Sauce

North Carolina

Kitty Hawk-Wright Brothers

Virginia

Jamestown, Yorktown, Williamsburg, Skyline Drive

5 Guys

West Virginia

New River Gorge Rafting

Southern Cooking

Kentucky

Ark Encounter, Creation Museum, Mammoth Cave

Tennessee

Nashville, Smokey Mountains

Alabama

Huntsville

Tuskagee

Mississippi

Gulf Shores National Seashore

Louisiana

New Orleans

Steamboat

Arkansas

Hot Springs

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Travel God's World God Bless the USA Exploring States & Territories by Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions Travel God's World God Bless the USA Cookbook by Meredith Curtis and Laura Nolette at Powerline Productions Travel God's World God Bless the USA State Capitals & Abbreviations by Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions Travel God's World God Bless the USA State Flags & Seals by Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions
Travel God's World God Bless the USA State Stamps & Coins by Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions Travel God's World God Bless the USA State Sorting Mats by Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions National Parks Fact Cards by Meredith Curtis Travel God's World God Bless the USA National Parks Memory Game by Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions