Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Ranch 71, Nevada


July 23 -26, 2009

Today, I got to 71 Ranch.  It has an awesome climbing tree.  I mean really good!

It also has a swinging rope.  I battled it!  For dinner, I had left over steak and mashed potatoes.  The next day, we went horseback riding for two hours to check the cow's water supply.  That night I went to a big party with food and music.  Then, next day we went horseback riding all day in the Ruby Mountains.  They're gorgeous, with wild flowers and a beautiful pond.  I rode a horse named Amigo.

Paint the Wind Review

Now I will review Paint the Wind by Pam Munoz Ryan.  This book is about a girl who must find the secrets of the past.  Can she change from an elegant house girl to a rugged horse rider?  And can this book be any girlier? 

I think the main idea is that change is important.  I think that because at first she was sad, but when her grandmother died and she went to her uncle's home, she was happy.


Paint The Wind (9780545101769): Pam Munoz Ryan: Books

ISBN: 054510176X
ISBN-13: 9780545101769

Review of Willoughbys

Now, I will review The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry.  This book is about parents that want to get rid of their kids, and they want to get rid of their villainous and odious parents!  I recommend the book for people who want to get a good laugh and learn new vocabulary!

The Willoughbys (9780618979745): Lois Lowry: Books

ISBN: 0618979743
ISBN-13: 9780618979745

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Review of Freaky Stuff

Now I will review Freaky Stuff by Richard Tulloch.  Freaky Stuff is about a kid who has to teach his younger brother that fighting is wrong!  Can he get his brother to learn the lesson before it's too late?  I recommend this book to everyone!


Monday, December 28, 2009

Channel Islands, California


July 13, 2009

Today I went to the Channel Islands National Park.  I saw seals.  They were cool!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Extraterrestrial Highway


July 23, 2009

Today I went on the Alien Highway.  It was cool, but the only U.F.O that I saw was Kayla.



Thursday, December 10, 2009

Las Vegas Buffet


July 22, 2009

Today I went to an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet.  It was so good!


The Hoover Dam


July 22, 2009

Today I went to the Hoover Dam.  Kayla liked it, but I didn't really care for it.  I noticed one thing.  It was big, as big as KING KONG!


On the way, they were also building a bridge bypass.  It has cable to help support it.  It was a C Class arch bridge.


Inside we watched a video that was propaganda.

Las Vegas


July 22, 2009

Today, I went to a roller coaster.  It was fun, but also super scary.  It went high, very slow but the rest was not mellow. There was a barrel roll that did not have centrifugal force.


I also rated a dumb TV show.

I also saw a lion habitat.  It was sad.


The roller coaster is in a hotel called New York, New York.

We're in Las Vegas!


Review of Weird Stuff

Now I will review a book called Weird Stuff by Richard Tulloch.

Weird Stuff is about a boy who finds a pink pen that writes beautiful mushy mushy love stories, but nothing else.

He's about to throw it away when he finds the girl of his dreams.  What will happen when he loses his pen? 

This fantasy, mystery, funny, romance is great.  I recommend it for everyone!

Pageant of the Masters


July 16, 2009

Today I went to a festival called Pageant of the Masters (PM) in California. PM is where people make a 3D version of pictures. In other words they make a set and put real people in it. It was OK at first, but at the second half I fell asleep!

One was of a statue of a dragonfly person, from a brooch by Renee Lalique. It was big and green! It was outside, but I was freezing!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Review of Chupacabra and the Roswell U.F.O.

Now I will review the book Chupacabra and the Roswell U.F.O. by Rudolfo Anaya. 

It's about a government conspiracy C.Force.  C. Force first cloned chupacabras and now aliens.  What are they planning next!  It is funny, with a lot of action.  I recommend it.

Monday, November 30, 2009

California Skate Park


Today I went to Vans Skate Park in Orange, California.  It was fun.  I also saw Transformers, the movie.  It was good!




Review of A Week In The Woods

I read a book called A Week In The Woods by Andrew Clements.  It's good!  It's about a kid who is rich and gets a crazy teacher.  He goes out for a week in the woods.  The story is funny.


Legoland, California


July 11, 2009

Today I went to Lego Land.  It was really cool!  They made the whole world out of Legos. 


It was awesome! I went on a few rides.  There was one where you fly around on an arm!  I saw fireworks.  They were colorful.


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Ruby and the Rockits Set


July 10, 2009

Today I went to a movie set Ruby and the Rockits.  At first, it was good, but then I got tired.  The comedian did a score thing, and I was the team leader.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Los Angeles, California


Today , I went to Phillippe's, a sandwich place in Los Angeles.  It was good. 


I also went to the La Brea Tar Pits


I saw some ice age mammals: saber toothed tigers and a mammoth that fell and got stuck in the tar!


Mission San Juan Capistrano


July 6, 2009

Today, I went with Di and Mom to Mission San Juan Capistrano.  I prayed and lit a candle.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Glacier National Park


Last summer, I saw the glaciers at Glacier National Park, but scientists predict that they will be melted by 2030.



Today, we got to Glacier National Park.  It is beautiful. On the first day, we went on a very pretty walk in the rainforest on the Trail of the Cedars.




On the next day, we went on the Mary Falls Trail.  On the way, we picked raspberries!  Driving home, we saw a Bighorn Sheep by the side of the road.




The next day, I went on a death march at Logan's Pass!  I saw a ground squirrel, 2 marmots, and a mommy and baby mountain goats.  The view was pretty (top photo.)






Today we went to the west side of the park.  When we got there, we went on a boat trip to an island.  There, we went on a hike through raspberries. 



Then we went on another boat to the other side where we took a 2 mile hike.  If you want any details, read Kayla's blog.

This post is for the 2009 Blog Action Day on Climate Change



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Monday, September 14, 2009

Review of Bearstone

I listened to a book called Bearstone by Will Hobbs.  It was OK, I guess....

It's about a boy who stays with an old man and finds a carved stone in the shape of a bear in a Native American cliff tomb!  I think the main intent is that revenge is bad.  I think that because when he cut down the old man's plum trees, he got to go home.  Plus, he said so.

I don't really recommend this book.  It put me to sleep.

Bearstone (9780689870712): Will Hobbs: Books

ISBN: 068987071X
ISBN-13: 9780689870712