Wednesday, September 27, 2006

a geo poem

Here is a short poem from a book named Got Geography, called Island:

every island

of being a continent

Is it Mine or Your's

Frank and I were looking at a globe I pointed to South America and said "That's South America" then I pointed to Africa and said "That's Africa". We reviewed those for a while. Then I pointed to Europe and said "that's Europe" and then he said "that not my up".

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Geography Meme Results (so far)

Here are links to Geography meme posts.
The Curt Jester
Catholic mom in Hawaii
Catholic Fire
Brian T. Austin FSSP
Ana Braga-Henebry's Journal
Cor Immaculatae
Cajun Cottage
Liber Parma
Echoes of Creation
Ramblings of a GOP soccer mom
Pro Ecclesia
Happy Catholic
Knit and Pray
Catholic Homeschooled Teens
I Am My Kids Mom
Quo vadam ed ad quid?
Faith and Country
American Phoenix
Catholic Mom
Another Catholic Mom
The World...IMHO
Angela Messenger
Benning's Writing Pad
A Women Seeking Grace
Adoro Te Devote
PalmTree Pundit
Classical Education in Paradise
Chronicle of a Meandering Traveller
Stella Borealis
De Die in Diem, Dei Gratia

True or False

I'm using a book called:

This is from page 37:

1. The driest place in the U.S. is Mount Waialeale on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.

2. St. Augustine, Florida, is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the U.S.

3. No U.S. cities have the same name as any state.

4. The northernmost point of the lower 48 states is in Maine

5. A pipeline brings oil 800 mi (1,280 km) from oil fields in northern Alaska to the port of Valdez.

6. A state park in Georgia consists of half a million acres of swamp (2,000 sq km), the Okefenokee Swamp Park.

7. The letters Q, X and Z do not appear in the name of any U.S. state.

8. The northernmost U.S. state capital is Juneau, Alaska.

9. The only active diamond mine in the U.S. is in Arkansas.

10. With an area of just 1,214 sq mi (1,953.7 sq km) Rhode Island is not only just the smallest state; it is also smaller than any country in Europe.

I’m going to look up and post the answers next time I post

Monday, September 25, 2006

The Map Guys' Geography Meme

Here's my first post:

1. A Place You've Visited and Your Favorite Thing there
Sanibel Island, Florida, The Gulf of Mexico

2. A Country You'd Like to Visit and Why
Italy, The Vatican

3. A Place From History You'd Like to Visit and Why
Pompeii, I think it would be cool

4. A Place You Know a Lot About

5. A Place You'd Like to Learn More About
Washington D.C.

6. A Fictional Place You'd Like to Visit
Redwall Abbey

Saturday, September 23, 2006

The Map Guys' Geography Meme

This is what I answered:

1. A Place You've Visited and Your Favorite Thing there
Brasil and Rio de Janeiro

2. A Country You'd Like to Visit and Why
Germany because of all the cities to see

3. A Place From History You'd Like to Visit and Why
Ancient Rome to see all the old buildings

4. A Place You Know a Lot About

5. A Place You'd Like to Learn More About
Middle eastern nations

6. A Fictional Place You'd Like to Visit

Thursday, September 21, 2006

The Map Guys' Geography Meme

I am starting a Geography meme so here it goes.

1. A Place You've Visited and Your Favorite Thing there
Hannibal, MO; The Mark Twain Cave

2. A Country You'd Like to Visit and Why
Tanzania Because I'd Like to Climb Mount Kilamanjaro.

3. A Place From History You'd Like to Visit and Why
Iceland around 1000 A.D. Because the Vikings Lived there then.

4. A Place You Know a Lot About

5. A Place You'd Like to Learn More About

6. A Fictional Place You'd Like to Visit
Middle Earth

I Tag
Ria, Love2learn Mom, Electroblogster, Ike, and Geoguy

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

South Orkney Islands (Antarctica)

I just recently noticed that near Antarctica there's a group of islands called the South Orkneys that are in the Scotia sea. I thought that this was intresting because the Orkneys are near Scotland.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

New Crater Found

Last night my dad showed me an article about this crater, and I thought it might be interesting to post about it.

The Chesapeake Bay crater is the seventh largest, one of the best preserved,
known craters on Earth. Like all craters, it was formed by a meteorite that crashed into the Earth about 35.5 million years ago, in the
late Eocene period. And to think that we never knew about until now!

To read more about it, click here.


Friday, September 15, 2006

Elephants and Tapioca Pudding

Yesterday Ria and I were looking at the National Geographic Kid's and she noticed a funny article. It was about someone in Thailand who was driving a truck full of tapioca pudding.
One of his tires popped so he went to get help and when he came back he found the truck surrounded by elephants eating the tapioca pudding. Then he called the army in but when they got back the elphants had got full and left.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


This is my first post on this blog, and I thought that I should put down some "extreme" facts that people may not already know. And here they are (from the National Geographic Bee Official Study Guide):

Warmest place: Dalol, Denakil Depression, Ethiopia, 93 F (34 C) for average annual temperature

Coldest place: Plateau Station, Antarctica, -134 F (-92 C) for average annual temperature

Wettest place: Mawsynram, Assam, India 467 in (1186 cm) for average annual rainfall

Driest place: Atacama Desert, Chile, rainfall is so slight the records are unreliable

Greatest tides: Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Canada 52 ft (15.8 m)

Bay of Fundy, Canada

Dubayy (Dubai)

My mom was suprised when I didn't know the capital of Dubai because she thought it was a country. Today we looked on the internet to find out about Dubai and found that it is not a country but the largest city in the United Arab Emirates.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Google Earth is Smarter Than We Thought (Europe)

I was installing Google Earth and I noticed that there was a tour of places in The Da Vinci Code.
Here is the description they have for it.

Da Vinci Code Tour: Real-life locations of note described in a little-known, obscure book/movie called "the Da Vinci Code".

Ria and I thought that it was really funny that they called it "little-known".

Monday, September 11, 2006

The Orkney Islands (Europe)

Today I was reading Our American Catholic Heritage for my history and in it I noticed that it talked about the Orkneys in a part about the Vikings. I happened to remember them from The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow. The Orkneys are just off the north side of Scotland.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Welcome to the New Map Guys

Hello this is a new geography blog that I'm doing with two of my friends who also love geography.
We were going to wait for the new blogger so that we could have categories but I have not got an invitation for it yet. We will switch to it when I do get an invitation.