Create Your Own Goby Adventure (And Win A $50 Amex Gift Card Too)!

CONTESTS | | February 15, 2010 at 8:56 pm


Congratulations Karen!

You may recall a little while ago The Papa Post did an interview with Goby.  Well Goby has changed a lot since then and have a fun challenge for the Mommy Niri readers.  Summer is always easy but come February I am literally climbing the walls for something to do. Winter is a tough one everywhere but in a place like Boston where winter drags on it can certainly be a challenge. By adding a Winter Fun category that searches for fun things to do in the winter such as skiing, ice skating and cross-country skiing, Goby helps you find that local fun easier. Of course remembering the winter jackets is still your responsibility.

Don’t believe for a second that in the warmer months Goby will forsake you.  They will be launching a Spring Fun and Summer Fun category. With Spring and Summer breaks you will need some activity so they don’t go stir crazy at home, or get under your skin (you know who is always happier when school re-opens). For all you mobile users Goby is coming out with an iPhone application very shortly so you will be able to find fun things to do when you’re on the go!

Goby poses three questions: What, Where and When.  By just answering two of the three questions, you can instantly receive an easy-to-read results page that includes not only detailed information about attractions, activities, locations and events, but also an interactive map and photos from sites like Google and Flickr.  Check out today and be inspired by the myriad of things you can do!

One lucky Mommy Niri winner will get a $50 Goby Create Your Own Adventure American Express  gift card to fund your own adventures found on

To win post a comment on this blog post answering “What type of adventures you found on Goby?”

Contest closes 28th  February 2010. To earn extra entries, after you have left a comment, do one of the following, but make sure you leave a separate comment entry for each extra thing you do. This gives you additional ways to win the contest.

  • Join Mommy Niri Facebook Fan Page. Already a fan (thank you)? Just list your name below and state you are.
  • On Facebook? Follow Mommy Niri’s blog on facebook and leave a comment here (even if you already are)
  • Subscribe to Mommy Niri (and verify the subscription to be valid) and leave a separate comment that you did. Already a subscriber (thank you) then leave a comment stating you are
  • Follow @MommyNiri on twitter and retweet (use the green retweet button, on top  of the post, for easy access)
  • Follow Goby on Twitter and leave a comment here you did.
  • Join  Goby’s Facebook Fan Page and leave a comment here you did
  • Post this contest to your facebook status (use the easy Facebook button on top of the post for easy access)
  • Have a Blog? Follow Mommy Niri and leave a comment that you are a follower.
  • Have a Blog? Grab my button from the side bar and leave your URL in the comment.
  • Have a Blog? Blog about the contest and leave the url of your post.

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    Stephanie V. says:

    Spa and beach at shutters on the beach in santa monica, CA — a tired mum can dream, no?
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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    judith v says:

    I have 5 grandchilren and I am always looking for places to take them/
    Goby has helped I have found the Phoenix Trolley Museum, of curse the Phoenix science museum, A doll museum. It is great.

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    judith v says:

    I am a fan on faebook @sodahoney

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    judith v says:

    I follow you on twitter @sodahoney

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    judith v says:

    I follow therealgoby on twitter @sodahoney

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    Gail Crawford says:


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    Karen Pochodowicz says:

    I was looking for kayaking in Seattle and found

    Northwest Outdoor Center On Lake Union

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    Sandy says:

    found amusement park adventures

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    debi welbon says:

    science center in maitland

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    Linda Fish says:

    Schenden’s Spa On The Lake in Troy Michigan

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    carol says:

    I typed in Arizona and hike and found a good number of hikes in and around the area.

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    carol says:

    follow you on twitter cdziuba and tweeted

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    carol says:

    follow Goby on Twitter cdziuba

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    carol says:

    Your Facebook fan Carol P Dziuba

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    carol says:

    I used your Share button and posted your giveaway on my FB page Carol P Dziuba

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    carol says:

    Goby FB fan Carol P Dziuba

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    Margaret Smith says:

    Drive a Dragster in Great Meadows NJ sounds like lots of fun. Thanks so much.

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    Margaret Smith says:

    I’m a fan of the Mommy Niri Facebook Fan Page (Margaret E. Smith)

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    Margaret Smith says:

    I’m following Mommy Niri’s blog on facebook (Margaret E. Smith)

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    Margaret Smith says:

    I’m an email subscriber.

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    Margaret Smith says:

    I’m following Goby on Twitter (peg42)

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    Margaret Smith says:

    I Follow @MommyNiri and retweeted

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    Mami2jcn says:

    I searched for family and kids events in North Carolina this weekend and found West African dance classes.

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    Mami2jcn says:

    I’m an email subscriber.

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    Mami2jcn says:

    I follow Goby on Twitter with my id mami2jcn.

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    Amber G says:

    I found some cool Chicago museums on Goby! Like the peggy notebaert museum that we have not take the kids to yet.

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    courtney says:

    hmm i found a great chinese food restaurant here in phx

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    courtney says:

    fb fan of yours courtney smith

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    courtney says:

    following goby on twitter meandbells

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    April says:

    I found a rock climbing site about 10 miles from my house!

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    courtney says:

    goby fb fan courtney smith

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    karen M says:

    Exploration Station a Children’s Museum! didn’t know they were that close.

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    karen M says:

    Follower of Blog Facebook
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    karen M says:

    Facebook Fan
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    karen M says:

    twitter follower as karenmed409

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    karen M says:

    therealgoby twitter follower as karenmed409

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    karen M says:

    Goby Facebook Fan
    Karen Medlin

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    Jen says:

    I found a hiking adventure near my house with a great view!

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    adrienne gordon says:

    i found the great lakes science museum.

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    Suzanne K says:

    I was looking for a historical adventure in the Springfield, MO area – found the Day House – the house that is built in a cave!

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    Following on twitter

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    Mellissa C says:

    I found the Butterfly Maze, Akron Zoo, Akron, OH.

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    Mellissa C says:

    Follow Goby on Twitter (Missybeez80

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    Heather S says:

    Family adventure the shark exhibit at the GA aquarium

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    Sarah Hirsch says:

    I found a list of nearby playgrounds on goby. Looks like they have a wide variery of activities to choose from to search for.

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    lori berman says:

    SLC Joseph Smith Museum

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    Deborah Wellenstein says:

    I was looking under family adventures near my home, and I found the Kansas Underground Salt Museum in Hutchinson, Kansas. Thanks!

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    Michelle says:

    I found a secret cavern in NY, when I was looking for caving.

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    Jeff says:

    I found an adventure on the site for Las Vegas!

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    Alicia says:

    I found Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park in New Jersey.

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    Patrice says:

    I looked for new hiking trails in North Carolina, and I found the Guion Farm Loop.

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    kelley wood says:

    I found a really great museum I would like to visit in Columbia SC that I didnt know existed!

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    kelley wood says:

    Following Goby on Twitter

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    kelley wood says:

    Following you on Twitter,

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    whatinabox says:

    I found climbing gyms nearby that I didn’t know existed!

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    whatinabox says:

    I follow Goby on Twitter as @whatinabox

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    susan varney says:

    playgrounds to use

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    Monique Rizzo says:

    There are some great local zoos! Thanks for the chance.

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    Nikki says:

    I searched for family & kids in San Diego and I found a Shamu walk!

    nik_har at yahoo dot com

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    Kiara says:

    I found the Zuma Fun Center.

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    Kate says:

    I found the Please Touch Museum to take my kids to on our trip to Philly

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    allyson AYALA says:

    we found a dog beach that was finden and not avertised

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    Brad says:

    I was looking for something the whole family could do and was directed to the local Natural History Museum

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    Ashers says:

    I found an improv group in Atlanta that’s performing near where I live this weekend.

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    Ashers says:

    Just subscribed via email.

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    Linda Lansford says:

    I found Orange Park Kennel Club is a dog track in Jacksonville

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    Cindy Merrill says:

    Club Quarters, Washington DC is the perfect hotel at the right price: My husband has a business meeting to attend

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    j0D says:

    I found some local natural history museums my family would like and some yoga workshops for me. Thanks!

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    Pat says:

    I found the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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    Stevie Martin says:

    I found some great family events for this upcoming weekend thru Goby.

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    Lauren says:

    Six Flags in Gurnee

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    Kelly Ann T. says:

    I found a ghost town 45 minutes from my house. I never knew it was there. I looked under offbeat attractions.

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    checkers says:

    I found for Alaska under Art & Culture anytime is Bittner House.

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    checkers says:

    Im already your fan on facebook, name- checkers casson

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    checkers says:

    I am Following Mommy Niri’s blog on facebook!

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    checkers says:

    I am already a subscriber

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    checkers says:

    I’m Following you on Twitter (id- checkkers) & Tweeted.

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    I’m Followin Goby on Twitter as checkkers

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    checkers says:

    I Joined Goby’s Facebook Fan Page, id checkers casson

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    Jessie C. says:

    I found tons of free kids activities just 20 minutes away from home in downtown. Great site!

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    Jessie C. says:

    Mommy Niri Facebook Fan @tcarolinep JEssieKatie S.

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    Follow Mommy Niri’s blog on facebook@tcarolinep JessieKatie S.

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    Jessie C. says:

    Follow @MommyNiri @tcarolinep and tweet.

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    Follow Goby on Twitter@tcarolinep

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    Jessie C. says:

    Goby’s Facebook Fan @tcarolinep JessieKatie S.

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    Jessie C. says:

    Follower you on my blogroll.

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    Jen says:

    I searched for deep sea fishing and Goby told me to head to Hawaii. Sounds good to me!

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    Jen says:

    Follower (Genny Heavenly)

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    Jen says:

    Facebook fan (Genny Heavenly)

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    Jen says:

    Goby Facebook fan (Genny Heavenly)

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    Jen says:

    Following on Networked Blogs (Genny Heavenly)

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    Jen says:

    Already an e-mail subscriber

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    Jen says:

    Following Goby on Twitter (genny315)

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    Jen says:

    Following you on Twitter (genny315) and tweeted (

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    Jen says:

    Shared this giveaway on my Facebook status (Genny Heavenly)

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    ky2here says:

    I went for art galleries in my hometown and saw a few I didn’t know. Great resource!

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    ky2here says:

    Following on twitter as ky2here1, here’s my tweet:

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    ky2here says:

    Also following the real goby on twitter as ky2here1.

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    Cynthia C says:

    I found 23 local art events this weekend.

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    Mommy Niri fb fan (Cynthia Conley)

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    Goby fb fan (Cynthia Conley)

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    Following on Networked Blogs (Cynthia Conley)

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    Denise B. says:

    I’d go for a family adventure in Orlando!

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    “Mommy Niri” fan.

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    Denise B. says:

    Goby fan.

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    amber says:

    I found theatre shows on Goby, I found out that the Wizard of oz is playing here now! Awesome!

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    amber says:

    I follow Goby on Twitter (lipstickncandy)

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    Brandon Ralston says:

    I found out some info on the Georgia aquarium in Atlanta.

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    John says:

    Art museum adventures in DC!

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    Randy Bailey says:

    I found out from Goby that in our hometown Cedars of Lebanon State Park has horseback riding and trails, that would be fun for the grandkids

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    Randy Bailey says:

    I follow Goby on twitter[pkbailey01]

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    Randy Bailey says:

    I follow U on twitter[pkbailey01] & tweeted:

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    Email subscriber

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    Facebook fan[Pat Kay Johnson bailey]

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    Joannie says:

    I searched for nature trails, and ended up on the Onion Creek Trail in Austin, TX.

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    Randy Bailey says:

    I joined your facebook Networked Blogs page [Pat Kay Johnson Bailey]

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    Cheryl says:

    I found a great place to stay at the beach in Delaware. Thanks!

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    Allison says:

    I found a new cinema near my house!

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    Andrea H says:

    I would go caving here in Kentucky on my adventure from Goby.

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    Andrea H says:

    I subscribe via email.

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    Andrea H says:

    I am following you on Twitter @simplyandreah

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    Andrea H says:

    I am a Goby Facebook fan (Andrea Hatfield)

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    Andrea H says:

    Following Goby on Twitter @simplyandreah

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    Andrea H says:

    Following your blog on Facebook (Andrea Hatfield)

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    Nancy says:

    I looked up both hiking trails and biking trails. I found a couple locally that we have not tried.

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    Nancy says:

    I am already following therealgoby on Twitter as njhhb.

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    erin m. says:

    I went looking for an off-beat adventure on Goby and found the supposedly haunted Warner Pacific Theater in West Hollywood!

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    erin m. says:

    Fan on Facebook.
    (Erin Mize)

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    Following via Twitter.

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    Follow on NetworkedBlogs!
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    erin m. says:

    already an e-mail subscriber.

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    Autumn B. says:

    a family adventure to the zoo

    autumn398 @

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    Marilyn Wons says:

    I found museum adventures on Goby!

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    ams says:

    i found all kinds of hiking adventures at parks around my city.

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    ams says:

    i follow goby on twitter (@creep4ward)

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    Ashley says:

    i found a great spa nearby that would be an adventure for my daughter and i

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    Terri Dell says:

    I searched for concerts. I found that on March 4, Saosin, a band I’ve seen before and would love to see again, are playing about 45 minutes away from me.

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    Terri Dell says:

    Facebook fan

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    Following blog on Facebook NetworkedBlogs

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    Subscribed via email

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    Terri Dell says:

    following Goby on twitter – @Ziggywag

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    Terri Dell says:

    became a Goby fan on facebook

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    Carol G says:

    I requested info on activities in the Tulsa area and immediately learned that I needed to be more precise!

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    Carol G says:

    Google friend follower

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    Barbara says:

    I found ghost tours in many states including one of Area 51 near Las Vegas and a whole bunch of them in New Orleans.

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    Shilo Beedy says:

    I found a zoo in Syracuse NY that my family could enjoy

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    Rosanne says:

    I found the shooting adventure in Hawaii as I’m not very adventurous

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    Rosanne says:

    Joined Mommy Niri Facebook Fan Page

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    Rosanne says:

    Follow Mommy Niri’s blog on facebook

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    Rosanne says:

    Subscribe to Mommy Niri

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    Rosanne says:

    Follow Mommy Niri on Twitter adn tweeted: rosannepm

    RT @mommyniri Create Your Own Goby Adventure (And Win A $50 Amex Gift Card Too)!

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    Rosanne says:

    Follow Goby on Twitter-rosannepm

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    Rosanne says:

    Fan of Goby on Facebook

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    Holly says:

    I searched for dancing near me and found some belly dancing classes…fun!

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    simone says:

    I found a park near me – Old Settlers Park. Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

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    sheila k. says:

    I am a facebook fan. love goby. found some sites near me in san diego. thanks.

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    scottsgal says:

    fun adventure to the WI dells to a waterpark hotel

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    goby FB fan

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    Holly W. says:

    I was looking for something fun to do with my kids and found an interactive Robot exhibition to go to..they will love it!

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    Holly W. says:

    I follow goby on Twitter..her5boys480

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    Wendi P says:

    What a great resource Goby is! I found two day trips within 30 miles of my home; several ghost towns and a round barn tour.

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    Wendi P says:

    Following you on twitter (WendiP) and tweeted:

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    Ashley S says:

    I searched for comedy events around Boston and found one that I might actually go to! Chelsea Handler April 10th!

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    Ashley S says:

    I am your facebook fan

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    Ashley S says:

    I follow you on networked blogs

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    Ashley S says:

    I am an email subscriber

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    Ashley S says:

    I follow you on twitter and tweeted

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    Ashley S says:

    I follow Goby on twitter @smash906

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    Ashley S says:

    I am Goby’s facebook fan

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    Amanda Campbell says:

    I searched for family fun in Waco, TX and received the Cameron Park Zoo and Mayborn Museum complex as possibilities.


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    Susan Margaret says:

    I found the Keg Lounge in New York City which sounds awesome!

    charmtime at gmail dot com

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    Annette D says:

    I checked out unusual attractions near Houston and found the Funeral Museum, not sure I want to go there!

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    Annette D says:

    following therealgoby on twitter @annedoggett

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    Julie Cutshaw says:

    main entry: We love to take our 5yr old grandson camping with us in our motorhome so I searched for camp grounds & playgrounds near us because with the high cost of gasoline now we can go 100+ miles away as we use too and Goby found a state park 40 miles from me Warriors Path State Park with a wonderful playground called Dareels Dream that suppose to a new huge playground for all kids espeacailly handicaped kids with any type learning disabilites and it was created after the movie chronicals of narnia so I really look forward to going camping there with him & letting him explore that this summer. Since discovering Goby as a great search tool I’m amazed at the things you can find that you never even knew was in your own back yard to enjoy, wonderful tool, thanks
    sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

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    Julie Cutshaw says:

    my facebook wall post link to this great Goby giveaway thanks
    sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

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    Julie Cutshaw says:

    I follow you & tweeted
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    Julie Cutshaw says:

    I ■Follow Goby on Twitter as itsallnew2me
    sewitupjulie at gmail dot com