School’s out, or it will be soon. But it’s never too soon to consider your response to the back-to-school essay What I Did on My Summer Vacation.
Before you get out of practice, here’s a multiple choice quiz that can guide your next 12 weeks.
Galveston Island is more than a beach. What else can you do?
Experience wet thrills and spills at Schlitterbahn
Discover sculptures made from trees killed by Hurricane Ike
Explore Seawolf Park’s World War II Navy vessels: the submarine USS Cavalla and the destroyer escort USS Stewart
Look for bottlenose dolphins and brown pelicans from the deck of a Bolivar ferry
Which will be your favorite summer movie?
Shrek Forever After (now playing)
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (opening today)
The Karate Kid (opening June 11)
Toy Story 3 (opening June 18)
Ramona and Beezus (opening July 23)
Where’s the best place to ride a bike?
Brazos Bend State Park (it’s flat, but look out for alligators)
Huntsville State Park (tackle forested hills)
The Anthills at Terry Hershey Park (only on a dry day)
Where are the best free places to escape the summer heat?
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (free to everyone on Thursdays and the first Sunday of each month; free on Saturdays and Sundays to ages 18 and younger with a public library card)
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Menil Collection (don’t miss the light show at Richmond Hall)
Public libraries (find books you want to read and books on CD for the family road trip)
Houston Museum of Natural Science (admission to permanent exhibit halls free 2-8 p.m. Tuesdays)
What are must-see, must-do activities in Hermann Park?
Meet the Keeper Talks and animal-feeding times at the Houston Zoo (check http://www.houstonzoo.org for times)
Magic!: The Science of Wonder, an exhibit with a touch of abracadabra, through Sept. 6 at the Museum of Natural Science (on the IMAX screen this summer: Hubble 3D and Dolphins & Whales 3D)
Free concerts! Free plays! Free movies! at Miller Outdoor Theatre (visit http://www.milleroutdoortheatre.com for schedule)
Ride the train! Rent a pedal boat! Picnic under the pines!
Correct Answers:All of the above