One of the places we went to this past weekend was Calico. It's a ghost town out near Barstow, Ca. India (my middle kiddo), was a little concerned about the name "ghost town", & I had to reassure her that is would be alright to visit there. We actually went, because my brother wanted to go there for his birthday, so we met him & my parents there. We all ended up having fun, & my kids liked it....except for an old mining tunnel you can go in, with fake mannequin miners(slightly creepy). The best part was it was Civil War reenactment day. I think I've mentioned my nerdy love of history, & the Civil War before, so that made my day!