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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    Julie Cutshaw says:

    I’m a fan of Goby’s on Facebook
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    Julie Cutshaw says:

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    Deb Anderson says:

    Wow! they really have improved Goby since the last time I visited it. I thought it took forever to get search results because the search engine wanted to search databases even in places I wasn’t interested in visiting, and there was no way to stop it until it was finished. This time the search was faster, but I’d still like to see a way to cancel the search, maybe something like “I have enough results, stop searching”. I noticed seven results right off the bat, but then still had to sit through the search of irrelevant databases, and when the search box went away, there were my seven results. Goby still needs some tweaking, but it is a great resource. I looked simply for “parks” in my area and got seven results all within just a few miles radius.

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    Deb Anderson says:

    I’m a fan on facebook
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    Deb Anderson says:

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    Deb Anderson says:

    I follow on twitter and retweeted

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    Deb Anderson says:

    I follow therealgoby on twitter

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    Deb Anderson says:

    I’m a fan of Goby on facebook

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    Deb Anderson says:

    I shared this on my facebook page

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    Deb Anderson says:

    I’m a follower

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    Deb Anderson says:

    your button is on my sidebar

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    Kathy Scott says:

    Florida has it all – Beach and amusement parks

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    patricia says:

    I found Mammoth Cave National Park.
    Mammoth Cave, Ky.

    Family fun exploring caves.

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    Janice Whitaker says:

    I never knew there were so many Victorian homes here in NC!

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    Melissa O. says:

    Since money is tight and the weather is (hopefully) getting nice, I found several beautiful parks including Maymont!

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    Melissa O. says:

    Following on twitter and retweeted

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    Melissa O. says:

    following Goby on twitter @purplemommi

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    steven lewis says:

    I would like to plan a trip to Chicago including the Gangster tour, 6- Flags, the former Sears Tower and other side trips

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    Jacob LaFountaine says:

    I found a jewish food festival in NYC

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    Pat says:

    In Dayton, Ohio they have Urban Krag, an indoor rock climbing Center.

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    Bryanna P. says:

    Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
    Would love love LOVE to win this!

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    Jen @ GBG says:

    I searched for new parks on Goby where my family can go geocaching.

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    Jen @ GBG says:

    facebook fan (Jen Voss)

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    Jen @ GBG says:

    I follow you on twitter as greatgiveaways and tweeted about your giveaway.

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    Jen @ GBG says:

    I follow goby on twitter as greatgiveaways.

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    Jen @ GBG says:

    facebook fan (Jen Voss) of Goby

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    Jen @ GBG says:

    I follow your blog through Google as Jen V

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    Jen @ GBG says:

    I have your button on my right sidebar.

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    Ravzie says:

    I like to find scuba adventures in the keys! Thanks for the sweeps.

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    Barbara M says:

    I found Barnyard Critter Day in Longmont CO.

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    Barbara M says:

    Facebook fan of yours
    Barbara Montag

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    Barbara M says:

    Follow Mommy Niri’s blog on facebook Barbara Montag

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    Barbara M says:

    Twitter follower @JalapenoMama and a tweet.

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    Barbara M says:

    Follow Goby on Twitter @JalapenoMama

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    Barbara M says:

    Joined Goby’s Facebook Fan Page
    Barbara Montag

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    Barbara M says:

    Grabbed your button.

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    Julie Cutshaw says:
    daily tweet
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    Jenn S. says:

    I looked for a festival this weekend and found the SA Home and Garden show.

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    Jenn S. says:

    fan of Goby on facebook.

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    Angela says:

    I looked for “caves” in Georgetown, TX and came up with the Inner Space Cavern, which I had totally forgotten about!

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    nicole gladit says:

    Stuff to do in philly

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    Mami2jcn says:

    I’m a Facebook fan (Mary Happymommy)

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    I follow you on Facebook Networked blogs (Mary Happymommy).

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    Mami2jcn says:

    I’m a Facebook fan (Mary Happymommy)

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    Christie says:

    I found a haunted house adventure on Goby.

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    kelly wakefield says:

    I found the Indianapolis Zoo on Goby

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    Julie Cutshaw says:
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    Ani says:

    I looked for places to go whitewater rafting nearby and found several locations that aren’t too far.

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    Denise says:

    I found the Haunted experience. Nice!

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    Deanna G. says:

    I searched for museums, near me(Portland,OR) & I found a whole bunch! Here’s a few I’d love to check out:
    -Portland Art Museum
    -Oregon Historical Society

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    Deanna G. says:

    I’m already a fan of the Mommy Niri Facebook Fan Page. “Deanna Gentry”

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    Deanna G. says:

    I already follow Mommy Niri’s blog on facebook.

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    Deanna G. says:

    I follow @MommyNiri on twitter as “calidreamin87″ & here’s my tweet:

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    Deanna G. says:

    I follow Goby on Twitter as “calidreamin87″

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    Deanna G. says:

    I’m a fan of Goby’s Facebook Page.

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    lisa says:

    Today i wanted to do something relaxing and fun, so i am biking at a local park.

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    I joined Mommy Niri Facebook Fan Page. (lisa smith)

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    I Follow Mommy Niri’s blog on facebook Networked Blogs. (lisa smith)

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    Email subscriber.

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    lisa says:

    I follow you on Twitter(samasam). Tweet:

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    I Follow Goby on Twitter(samasam)

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    I’m a Goby facebook fan(lisa smith).

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    I follow your blog.

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    Erica C. says:

    I searched the offbeat attractions in Maryland and found Nightmare Manor…looks good.

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    Lisa says:

    I looked for Family Fun in the DC area and found the Capital’s Childrens Museum!

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    Lisa says:

    I’m a subscriber

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    Anne G says:

    I searched for nature activies in my hometown. It returned with a meeting of the National Speleological society and the Schlosser Park Rose Garden.

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    I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly)

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    I subscribe by email
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    Anne G says:

    I follow on twitter, lunaj1456 and I tweeted

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    I follow on google friend connect/blogger

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    trixx says:

    I searched for Children Museums in NYC and found the Children’s Museum of Manhattan!

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    trixx says:

    I’m a subscriber!

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    Kelly says:

    I searched for caving and found Subterranean Seattle. Sounds very cool!

    During the Great Seattle Fire in 1889 the entire business district burned to the ground in one day. This disaster lead to a unique and really practical solution: the city was rebuilt one story higher! The former ground floor is now the basement.

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    Kelly says:

    I joined your FB fan page
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    Kelly says:

    I’m following you via Networked Blogs
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    Kelly says:

    I posted this contest to my facebook status
    (Kelly N.)

    I’m not sure if I need to put a link here to my status page?
    Can anyone tell me how to post that link so anyone could check it?
    Please email me. Thanks in advance.

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    julieh says:

    I searched for a small amusement park family adventure in california, and goby led me to the tahoe amusement park. Looks just right for us!

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    Michael says:

    I came across a scuba diving excursion called ‘Wreck of the Ghost’ off the coast of Florida (which happens to be where we are planning to vacation this summer)… now that’s the type of adventure I’m looking for! :)

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    Daniel M says:

    found a few museums in the surrounding towns i didn’t know about

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    Nancy W. says:

    I found several casinos around Shreveport La

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    Julie Cutshaw says:
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    Erika says:

    I found a winery just 20 minutes away!

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    Craig Johnson says:

    this is good stuff!!

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    christopher h says:

    found a great aquarium that i wasnt aware of

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    susitravl says:

    Found a ton of restaurants to try on our “Dine Around New Mexico” summer vacation.

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    susitravl says:

    Follow you on Twitter and retweeted from your button –

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    susitravl says:

    Follow @therealgoby on Twitter

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    Joanne Schultz says:

    I searched for walk in NY state.
    lots of places all over the state came up.
    Even some closer to home, like Volkssport Club of West Point Seasonal Walk.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Joanne Schultz says:

    I’m a fan on facebook-Joanne Schultz.

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    I Follow Mommy Niri’s blog on facebook-Joanne Schultz.

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    i follow @MommyNiri on twitter – js22222222 .

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    Joanne Schultz says:

    I Joined Goby’s Facebook Fan Page-Joanne Schultz.

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    i follow Goby on twitter – js22222222 .

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    Vicki Andrew says:

    I looked up places to see in New Orleans

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    Annemarie says:

    I searched for a rock climbing adventure and found Stone Mountain, GA.

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    I subscribe via email.

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    Lori C. says:

    I found there were a few farming museums nearby.

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    Lori C. says:

    MN Facebook fan (L. Craig)

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    Lori C. says:

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    posted to my facebook wall

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    Julie Cutshaw says:

    last daily tweet for a great search tool on the www thanks Goby & mommyniri
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    Jay F. says:

    I found some interesting kids events at the Madison, WI library system.

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    Sharon R says:

    Found some Children’s Museums near Tampa – thanks!

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    Sarah Z says:

    I found something new I could do here…. take a ride in an old bus around the town to visit all of the historic sites – sounds like a lot of fun!

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    Susan Smith says:

    I found a childrens museum nearby that I didn’t know about

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    Angela Winesburg says:

    I looked for events for the family this weekend, and it came up with Disney on Ice, sounds like a blast! Thanks for the chance!

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    Sarah C says:

    I found that there is a great farmer’s market with live music on Saturdays that is nearby! Very cool.

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    Sarah C says:

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    Sarah C says:

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    Sarah C says:

    goby Twitter follower soluckyducky

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    kathy peasei lo says:

    oked up museums in my state and found NORMAN ROCKWELL EXHIBITION/ARLINGTON GALLERY
    67 mi
    Sunderland Hl Rd, Arlington, VT

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    kathy peasei lo says:

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    kathy peasei lo says:

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    Brian E. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…Looking for a family-type event for the month of March in San Diego, found “San Diego St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival”

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    Brian E. says:

    Following you via Twitter: @brianpiero


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    Brian E. says:

    Following Goby on Twitter: @brianpiero

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    Brian E. says:

    Joined Goby’s Facebook Fan Page: “Bryan Eason”

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    Chrysa says:

    I found hot air balloon rides.

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    Chrysa says:

    I’m a Facebook fan.

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    Chrysa says:

    I’m following Goby on Twitter (I’m @ThriftyJinxy).

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    Chrysa says:

    I’m a Goby Facebook fan.

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    Chrysa says:

    I’m following your blog in Google Friend Connect.

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    Charity S. says:

    I found a Space Shuttle Launch.

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    Charity S. says:

    fan on facebook.


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    R Hicks says:

    I searched for science museums in NC and found 89. Discovery Place is going to be one of our next excursions!

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    R Hicks says:

    facebook fan of you

    rich hicks

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    R Hicks says:

    follow networked blogs

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    R Hicks says:

    follow you on twitter and tweeted

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    R Hicks says:

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    R Hicks says:

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    Sarah L. says:

    I found a nature adventure: goby told me about a park near my house that I didn’t know about. Thanks for the contest.

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    Sarah L. says:

    facebook fan: Slehan

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    Melanie says:

    An awesome date adventure.