I grew up watching cartoons, from Bugs Bunny and his crew from Warner Bros and Mickey Mouse and the rest of the beloved childhood characters from Walt Disney. I have dreamt of one day stepping foot in Disneyland wherever country it's located. There was one in Hong Kong, the one nearest where I am from, the Philippines. I have dreamt, too, as a kid, of getting to meet Mickey Mouse in person.
So it was one of those midweek road trips and the pick was a beach getaway in a state park called Point Lookout in Scotland, Maryland. This European country namesake is located in the southernmost part of The Old Line State and west of the Chesapeake Bay. Its state park offers picnickers and beachgoers a more bucolic setting, one that other famous MD beaches Sandy Point and Ocean City are unable to provide.
A play on words, as that titular movie from John Cho (Harold) and Kal Penn (Kumar) going on a munchies quest to White Castle in New Jersey. But this particular White Castle was not in Brunswick or Cherry Hill, as was the movie, but in Jersey City itself. A stop-over at this movie-infamous restaurant was not because we had the munchies for their foodstuff. This will be explained further in the succeeding paragraphs.
A weekday road trip to Virginia turned out to be a big blast with a stopover in Busch Gardens in Williamsburg. This theme park is just one of the many owned and managed by SeaWorld Entertainment. Yep, the same people of the more famous SeaWorld in Florida. There are two theme parks of the same name; the other one is in Tampa Bay, FL. This particular one, however, gives you a piece of Europe while in the US.