Monday, June 2, 2014

Assateague National Seashore Visitor Center

Last week I wrote a review about the fantastic book I bought at the Assateague National Seashore Visitor Center.  Wild Horse Scientists  by Kay Frydenborg turned out to be a great purchase and I have paged through it several times since I wrote the review.  I also find myself continuing to think about the Visitor Center.

During my travels I have stopped at many visitor centers.  I have grown to think of them as places to quickly pop into, look for helpful pamphlets, ask a quick question if I have one, and skedaddle as soon as I use the restroom.  Over the years, I have begun doing my information gathering on the internet prior to the trip and tend to skip the visitor center altogether.

Following my stop at the Assateague National Seashore -Barrier Islands Visitor Center, I have begun to rethink my blasé attitude about visitors centers.  Some of them have so much more to offer than I thought.

In the United States, summer and summer vacations are upon us. Safe and happy travels to you, one and all. And don't forget to check out the visitor centers. 

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  1. Cheryl Fay's visitor's center was fascinating to read about. Thanks for sharing, and for reminding us of the interesting things to be found and to learn about at Visitor Centers.

  2. I would love to be sitting in one of those rockers at this very moment. You can meet some really interesting people in visitor centers (volunteer docents and more). In a way, taking the time to ask questions, beyond the learning opportunity, is a way of honoring the efforts of those who want to enrich our travel experiences.

  3. I have definitely put Wild Horse Scientists and a couple of other Assateague books on my TBR list. The Barrier Island visitor center sounds as though it is one not to miss when traveling the area. That deck view is so inviting!

  4. I agree! Some visitor centers are fantastic! I have traveled a lot and definitely appreciate the ones that are informative and beautiful! That view is to die for!!

  5. Great information on visitors centers. We always stop at a visitor center when entering a state. Occasionally we are disappointed but most of the time we get really great pamphlets and information on places to see in the state.

  6. I am planning a trip for later this month and I love reading about the adventures one can find at a Visitor's Center. Like Mary Beth, I always stop at the visitor centers on state lines that I cross.

  7. Because our extended family is so large, we often traveled in separate cars. The visitor centers because needed breaks as well as opportunities to regroup and discuss routes, change cars, etc. I was always fascinated by what different family members would discover and bring back to the all of us. I will never forget the first time my sister in law discovered free orange juice at the Florida Visitors Center. You would have thought we had all just won the lottery! Stopping at the visitor center became part of our travel tradition during the years we vacationed in Florida,

    Because of what you have shared, I know I would enjoy visiting the Assateague National Seashore Visitor Center! Sounds like the perfect travel respite,

    1. MOUSE!! And to think I've driven straight past florida visitor centers many times!! You can bet I won't just drive by again! I LOVE florida orange juice!

    2. roflol! I know girl! We all love Florida orange juice too and getting it free just for stopping at the visitors centers somehow makes it taste a little more "golden".

  8. Thanks for mentioning my Historic Visitor Center in your blog. I super appreciate it. :) I try to stop at then when I go places.

  9. Shared your blog entry on my CherylFay's Squidoo page.

  10. What a good reminder in general that Visitor's Centers do have a lot to offer. Love the view in your photo!


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