My Historical Trip To Some Awesome Places.
Written by Becky Duprey
Hi. So glad you decided to learn more about my travels. My name is Braeden and I love to travel! I recently took the most exciting trip around the United States. I like to write about my travels, but I write in code just in case my journal falls into the wrong hands, like the hands of my little sister, Brynn. I do love her but my job is very high security. I have shared my journal with you. But you will have to be on your toes! Many important facts are written in code. You will have to break my code and use the information about the cities to figure out where I went. It might be a good idea to have a book mark ready because you will be asked to flip the pages in the book and I wouldnâ€™t want you to lose your place when you do so. Good luck!
I began my trip in Cutvup. What a beautiful city. Cutvup is one of the oldest cities in America and the largest city in Pix Iphmepf. It was the birthplace of the American Revolution in 1775 and the home to a Massacre and a Tea Party. Some of the earlier battles in the American Revolution, such as the Battle of Bunker Hill took place here. It is also the burial site for many founding fathers. Do you think you know where in the United States I am visiting? Can you find it on the map? Donâ€™t worry if you canâ€™t. Just complete the code cracker below to learn how to decode my message. Code Cracker: Below is a line graph indicating the average temperatures in Cutvup. I started my trip in Cutvup on April 28th. Which outfit do you think I wore as I went site seeing?
If you think I wore shorts and a t-shirt turn to page 45. If you think I wore a warm winter jacket, hat and mittens turn to page 46. If you think I wore long pants and a light jacket turn to page 5.
Where in the US do you think I am visiting? Hint: I am on the east coast!
Excellent you cracked the code. Looking at the graph, you can see that the average high temperature is close to 60 degrees F and the average low temperature is close to 40 degrees F. This would mean that I should be comfortable in a pair of long pants with a light jacket. Here is a decoding hint. Take each word that seems to be a garbled word (they are all in bold) and do the following. For every consonant, find the consonant that comes before it in the alphabet. Do the same for the vowels. For example, if I see the word juv, I would start with the J. The consonant that comes before that is h. The vowel that comes before u is o, and the consonant that comes before v is t. Putting these letters together, I have the word hot. So juv means hot. Doing this will crack the code and you will uncover the place I visited. I have also listed more very interesting facts about this place below.
The Minute Men started the American Revolution by battling British troops at Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775. Today Cutvup is sometimes called the Cradle of Liberty. Hmm, Cradle of Liberty? When a baby is little he sleeps in a cradle, so I wonder if that means Cutvup is thought to be the place where liberty was born. Interesting!
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I left Cutvup and began my travels. My first stop was Wen Kroy! I love Wen Kroy! It’s one of favorite places to visit. Many people call Wen Kroy the Gib Elppa. My sister has a t-shirt that has a picture of a Gib Elppa and says, “I love Wen Kroy”. When I visit Wen Kroy I love to take a trip to Sille Island to see the “Ydal in the Robrah”. The “Ydal in the Robrah” was a gift from Ecnarf. It was presented to the American people by the people of Ecnarf on July 4, 1884. She was unveiled in October 1886, and has greeted all immigrants into Sille Island, announcing that their journey to the "land of the free" has finally come to an end. Do you think you know where in the United States I am visiting? Can you find it on the map? Don’t worry if you can’t. Just complete the code cracker below to learn how to decode my message. Code Cracker: I learned that the “Ydal in the Robrah” stands 111 feet and 1 inch tall. That’s her height from the bottom of her foot to the top of her head. I was wondering, how tall is she in just inches? If you are able to calculate correctly, you will be able to crack my code. If your answer is 112 turn to page 43. If your answer is 1332 turn to page 44. If your answer is 1333 turn to page 9.
My sister and I practiced texting before I left so we could keep in touch while I was gone.
Excellent you cracked the code. There are 12 inches in each foot, so 12 x 111 = 1332 inches. So there are 1332 inches in 111 feet. Then adding the one inch, I have a total of 1333 inches. Here is a hint at learning where this place is. Take each word that seems to be a garbled word (they are all in bold) and rewrite it backwards. For example, if toh is the word I need to unscramble, then writing it backwards it would be written as hot. Doing this will crack the code and you will unveil the place I visited. I have also listed more very interesting facts about this place below. This city was originally settled by the Dutch in 1625, and was conquered by the British in 1664. It has since played an important role in American history. An important strategic point for the early colonists, the city was the gateway to upper Wen Kroy and the Hudson Valley. Hmm, the gateway? A gate is a place in a fence where something can get in or out of the fenced in area. If Wen Kroy is a gateway, I wonder if that means it allowed people to get to upper Wen Kroy and the Hudson Valley? Very Interesting!
Page 43 – Be careful. It seems as though you added 111 feet to 1 inch without paying mind to the labels. You can’t just add the numbers together because a foot is not the same size as an inch. This would be like adding pieces of candy to bags of candy. If you had 3 full bags of m&m’s and 7 m&m’s in your hand from an open bag, you couldn’t just add 3 and 7 to get 10.
So take a look at the numbers you knew. 111 feet and 1 inch was the height. You could easily change the 111 feet into inches because I know that there are 12 inches in every foot.
12 inches make one foot
So 111 x 12, plus the 1 inch, would give me the total number of inches tall. Work it out and try again. Return to page 7.
Page 44 - Be careful. It seems you changed the feet to inches correctly but you seem to have forgotten that the height was 111 feet AND 1 inch. Add the 1 inch to your number and you will have it. Work it out and head to the page that your answer indicates.
Great now return to page 7 to try it again and move on.