had to ride in 2 planes to get to Branson. I got to eat crackers
and some other things. My ears popped in one plane. It felt funny.
We landed. Then we got in a rental car. We drove to the hotel
I went to New York one year ago for a snowboarding trip. I went down a slope without turning. I got my own snowboard. I flipped and wiped out. My chin looked like a humongous cherry. We went to a Chinese restaurant. We went to New York in November and back in January. Boy they had some snow!
mom wanted to take me to a special place. I didn't know where
it would be. I waited and waited. We arrived at an old schoolhouse.
It was where my grandparents went to school when they were young.
Only Native American children could go to school there in those
days. I didn't know why we were there now.
I am excited and nervous at the same time. I'm on a boat in the middle of the Caribbean Sea. It is a beautiful day and we are about to go snorkeling in Jamaica, down in the great deep blue sea. The boat is slowing down and we are minutes from snorkeling. When I got in the water, I got the "chill pills". Wow, that is so cold and when I put my face underwater, the mask began to fill with ice-cold water. I came up to get some air and my Mom told me to calm down.
I thought about how silly I was acting and began to relax and have fun. I put my mask back on, took a deep breath and began exploring. I saw some yellow fish with black strips on their sides. My dad was in front of me and he started to wave to us to come over to him. So we quickly swam over to see what he wanted. And guess what it was? It was a 20-foot underwater canyon! It was so huge I thought it was a bridge. Then my Dad dove deep, deeper than I could see, into the canyon to discover all its beautiful treasures. I thought it was amazing.
The canyon was filled with so many sea treasures. My Mom and I saw some blue and yellow fish and some slimy green eels. We even saw a sea anemone eat plankton. Just when I was getting into snorkeling, the captain of the boat told us it was time to leave. I said, "Oh, man, I was just getting to see all the neat sea creatures." There were lots of things to see in my underwater adventure, but I bet no one could ever see all of it.
My name is Mosafa. I
like antelopes. I, Mosafa, am the son of Malisafa the king. My
mother, Maliesafo, is the queen. I live in the savannah. One
day, we went to a cliff and my parents told me to look down.
I looked down. I saw something like stars leading to a cave.
I am on a journey to the great Northwest. I am on my way to wonder and excitement. You and I are just seconds away from experiencing the wonderful Northwest.
is a wonderful place. There are lights on every corner. There
is cheering in the distance from a Seattle Seahawks football
game. It seems to always be day. There is a scent of gasoline
from cars and taxies. It is definitely not a quiet and peaceful
place but still you have a feeling of quietness and relaxation.
Sunriver is a place to relax and enjoy yourself. It is located in Bend, Oregon. I ride my bike to the mall. There are trails about 1 mile long each! The whole resort is about 100 square miles! It is a great place for excitement and exploring.
The Northwest is very cold. In the winter, it can get down to 0 degrees in the mountains. A typical summer day is only between 60 and 80 degrees.
Washington is a world of wonders. I encourage you to visit Washington. After you've gone there you will come home with a mind full of imagination. This is one of the best places I've traveled.
are all ready to go!" yelled my dad. We were off to North
Carolina. I wonder what we are going to see. As I was falling
asleep I heard something about Grand, and I didn't hear the rest.
a small country in Central America, was a great spot to travel
for Spring Break 2003. Going in the winter was extra fun because
it's tropical. Coming back tan made all my friends jealous! I
got my tan while doing fun water sports.
And I was off on a
Rhyme tracing and pacing
As I flew by Time.
Virginia, North Carolina, New Mexico City.
Hey, that's my home state
But it's not too late to travel
To new places
So let's pick
Up the paces.
So as I sit here with a rhyme
The quarter fell
And I was out of
I didn't know I was going to meet the mayor.
oh boy I can't wait t go to Colorado. My dad is going to fly
in at Myrtle Beach at nine O'clock on November 21st. We
are driving to Myrtle Beach to meet him there at the airport.
At 8:00 the next morning we will take off on a airplane to Colorado
for Thanksgiving vacation.
summer vacation, I went to Hershey Park. When I stepped in, I
saw three rides - The Great Bear, The Coal Cracker and The Lightning
Racer. The Coal Cracker is a fast boat ride. The Great Bear is
an insane monorail. The Lightning Racer, the main attraction,
is a two-tracked, two-trained, racer roller coaster.
traveled to Hong Kong in April of 1997 when I was two, to live
there for three months. My father's business moved us there.
Brendan Maloney Dunlevy
"Oh boy! Oh boy! Oh boy! Oh boy! We are in Maryland finally. Now I can see Grammy, my grandmother. My grandmother is almost ninety years old. She turns ninety in January and she is in good heath. My grandmother said," We're going to Washington, D.C. " Are we already in Washington, D.C? We went to the capitol first and saw the beautiful angels on the ceiling. We went to the museum and we saw the dinosaurs. We stopped at the vender to get something to eat. It was a foot long hotdog!!!!!! We got to see the White House but they would not us in. But we got to see where George W. Bush lived. After walking around all day we were getting very, very tired. When we got to Grammy's, we got a very, very, very good meal with fresh food. Then my cousins came down while I was in bed. "I am so glad to see you!!! I got out of bed to see my cousins and aunts, uncles and played with them until eleven o'clock. I could not stay up any longer so I fell asleep on the couch. My dad had to pick me up of the couch and carry me to bed. I slept like a baby until eleven o'clock. The next day when I woke up the best meal was waiting on me. It was biscuits, bacon, eggs, and home made Orange juice. The biscuits Grammy made from scratch were so good I ate five of them. Maybe after breakfast we celebrated Grammy's birthday. We got her a beautiful necklace. She was so happy that she cried. We ate birthday cake and ice cream and sang a birthday song. It was the best birthday party ever and I will always remember spending Grammy's special day with her.
Maria Faith Boggs
This year my family took a trip to Cherokee North Carolina. It is in the Mountain Region. We drove all the way and it took six hours to get there. When we arrived at Cherokee, we saw millions of people dressed in different clothes. The Indians wore beads and feathers on their clothes. We got to go to the Cherokee Village to see what it was like to be an Indian. They ate beans, fish, and deer. My favorite part of the Ocuhaluftec Indian Village was watching the Indian shoot darts from a pea shooter. The dart went super fast. We also got to go to a play called The Trail Of Tears. This play had loud cap guns. I did not like it because it made an echo in the stadium. I got to hike in the woods with my dad. We saw an old chimney and fireplace from an old log cabin. We also got to see lots of big and small waterfalls. It was cool when the water hit the rocks. I got two souvenirs and one of them was a buffaloes tooth and the other one was a slingshot. I also have lots of pictures of things that I saw. We got to eat boiled peanuts. When I tried one, I spit it out on the ground because it tasted horrible. It tasted like hard crunchy yucky peanut butter. We went to Sliding Rock and when I first touched the water it was so cold. My brother and I went down the slippery wet rock. It had rushing, freezing water crashing over the rocks. When we got to the tiptop of the mountains, we could touch the clouds because we were so high. The clouds felt very damp. It felt like it was raining because it was so foggy. When we were in downtown in Cherokee, I got to see a real buffalo. There were lots of Indians dancing and singing around the buffalo. The Indians had lots of face paint on and they wore leather clothes. I liked my trip to Cherokee North Carolina. Next time I go to the mountains, I will go to Brison City because I really want to see the trains.
This past summer my family took a trip to Long Island N.Y. I did so many things when I was there, but my favorite thing I did was go to a fair. I went to the fair with my aunts, uncles, cousins, Mom, Dad and brother. The first ride I rode was The Tornado. I sat on a chair that had an umbrella on top. It spun me around on a cable. It was so fast and went so high in the sky. The second ride I went on was called The Gravitron. It went very fast and was really scary! It sucked me against the sides, I could not move! The next thing I did was get sticky, sugary sweet cotton candy it smelled so delicious and it stuck to my fingers and my face. The slides were the next ride I went on. We had to climb a lot of stairs to get to the top. My brother and I were given mats. We slid down the curvy, slippery slide all the way to the bottom. It was fun!! then my mom and me played a game and my mom won a pillow that said", cutie on it for me. The last thing we did was try to win my brother a fish. We had to throw ping pong ball into a gold fish bowl. The night was complete when we took the fish, Nemo home with us. What a New York memory!!!
Mountain is in the mountains of western North Carolina. It is
a lodge built on an old farm on the top of the Blue Ridge mountains.
Each room has a special name, and my room was called the Bears
Den. It had wooden bunk beds that my brother and I shared. There
is a giant playroom with lots of games and a stone fireplace.
Around the lodge, there are open fields. In the forests, there
are hiking trails and even a Cherokee Indian settlement.
By Conner Church
By Kyle Cura
"Wake up, Taylor", I heard as the car suddenly stopped. When I opened my eyes I saw a gravel parking lot surrounded with huge trees and rocks. My family and I were going hiking. We found a great trail with bridges to cross and bushes that made it skinny. We saw all sorts of fossils and rocks. In a distance, I heard a rumble noise. I thought it was a thunder storm. There where no clouds in sight. As went farther up the trail, it got louder. Suddenly I realized it was a stream of water running over the rocks. My father asked, "Do you want to go across?" "Sure," my brother and I said at once. My Father told me to be careful as you jump from rock to rock because they are slippery. As soon as my feet touched the cold brisk water, I shivered. Then I saw an enormous rock. I carefully climbed up the rock. There was a lot of cracks in it. As I knelt down on the rock, a fish jumped. I said to myself, "This is beautiful!" I carefully put my feet back in the cold water to see if I could catch the fish. I told my parents that some people don't get to see such beauty. I told my brother we where very fortunate. Maybe one day I will get to tell this story on what a great time I had on my trip to Tennessee.
One year I took a trip to a wonderful place called California. I went by plane. It was my first time to fly on a plane. It was kind of freaky my first time on a plane. But it was fun. California was a huge big place. There was a lot more people in California than there was in North Carolina. It was a fun place to visit. I went to San Francisco. There was lots of good foods like shrimp. A lot of fun places to have fun. I would love to go back one day. I really liked the trolley cars they were really big and fun.
One place for me to travel that is the best place I will ever go is heaven. I know that heaven is the best place because that is the only place that you can go in your life when you are dead to be with god. But even alive I am still with god. I think being with god is the best place that you can be then my parents would be the next safest place to be. I love god and he is very important to me. I hope sooner or later the missionaries spread news about god so people everywhere even in countries over seas will at least know one thing about god. So that they can go to heaven also.
Last summer vacation, I visited Honolulu in Hawaii. I flew by airplane with my parents. When I got there I could go to the beach morning or night because the ocean water is so warm. The next day I took a bus tour. On the trip I stopped at a shop and I saw a pearl in a clam. After lunch I went to the Polynesian culture center. And there they demonstrated their ancient culture for lifestyle and festival. At the end of the show was people dancing on the boat. Next we visited Pearl Harbor that place reminded us of when Japan attacked the Hawaii in 1945. The next day I went to a souvenir shop and got a free shell necklace and got a flower necklace. Hawaii really has a lot of history to learn about. I would have enjoy going to see a volcano. I had such a great time, I would really like to go back again. This was the best trip ever!
My family and I went to Overland Park, Kansas, for my Aunt Betty's wedding and to see my grandparents. On July 17 we packed up, got in the car and went on our two day adventure. On our way we drove through very bad storms. We stopped at Nashville, Tennessee at 11:00 pm. The next day we drove through more bad storms and at 5:30 pm we got there. We had to get ready for Aunt Betty's rehearsal dinner. And I got to see my cousin Leah and other family members like my Uncle Brian and Aunt Betty. But the best thing so far is seeing my Nana Barnett and Papa Barnett. Nana Barnett bought my brother and I some new clothes. My brother and I played jail with Papa in the backyard where the birds and squirrels were playing. For breakfast we had homemade cinnamon rolls. Saturday was Aunt Betty's wedding and she wore a beautiful beige suit. After the wedding, we ate vanilla wedding cake. The next day we went to Worlds of Fun. First, we went to Snoopy Land and we went on the Timber Wolf and it went 55 miles per hour. Wow, that's fast! The next roller coaster was the Orient Express and it went loopdee loop three times. On Monday we went to Lake Milford and after awhile we found the perfect place to swim. My brother and I jumped out of the boat and we tried to get Papa to come swim with us but he didn't. After awhile we where prunes and my mom told me to get out but I said "no". Well, the next day we had to go home and I said to everybody, "I don't want to go home." But, I had to and I said to my mom, "I hope we get to go back another time because I love seeing family and I had a blast."
My family and I went on a trip to Europe. The country
we went to was called Germany. Our airplane landed in Frankfurt.
My uncle picked us up, and we drove to a town called Kleinostheim.
The town is located in Bavaria. We stayed at my grandmother's
house. My uncle's wedding was on an island called Fohr located
at the North Sea. My uncle got married in a fancy church. The
food at the wedding was fabulous. We visited the beach and walked
across the dunes with relatives. We saw a large ferry. When we
got back to my grandmother's house we played Uno and drew pictures
together. While we were in Germany we visited my uncle's house.
My dad got poked in the bottom by a cactus, because he was too
lazy to walk around the table. It was funny.
"Here we are" I said in excitement to my dad as the plane landed in the airport of Maine. We were surrounded by mountains and rivers. We went there to see my dad's mom and his brothers. When my dad was growing up he used to fish at a river called "The Big Eddy". When we were on the trip we got to go fishing there. I wasn't catching anything good at first but after I put on a new worm I caught a huge bass and it was tugging my line and bending my pole! We took home the fish and put it in the freezer so that we could get someone to mount it for us. After that we went on a walk. We got to walk across a train bridge behind his house. It was over 100 feet above the water. My dad told me when he was little two guys used to ride their bikes across the bridge. The bridge has two skinny rails that the train used. That is hard to do on a bike so up high above water. After the many cool nights of sleep it was time to go home. We had fun visiting with my dad's family and I hope we can go again soon.
far in my life I have been to Key West, Florida, Bethel, Maine,
Boston, Massachusetts and England. My favorite of the four is
Bethel, Maine because we went skiing at Sunday River. I went
skiing with my Grammy, my cousins and Grammy's friend, Vernon.
I love skiing a whole lot!
David Kent Sheppard
I can't wait! Are we there yet? Come on, are we? We just landed
at the Florida airport and we're just getting off the plane.
We're here to surprise our grandma at a restaurant for her birthday.
We're heading to the hotel called the Boca Raton Resort. We pulled
into the driveway and saw huge palm trees all around. We went
straight to our room and called our Grandma but we did not tell
her we were in Florida! The next night we were heading to the
restaurant. Who's that we see? It's our Grandma, so we all jump
out and surprise her and then she liked it so much she started
to cry. There was a really pretty fountain close by so we took
some pictures. It was very steamy in Florida. Good thing we didn't
bring coats! After dinner we went back to the hotel and got a
glass of lemonade with sugar on the rims of the glass. The next
morning we had breakfast with my cousin and aunt and uncle. They
were staying in the same hotel as us. After we had breakfast
we went for a walk and swam in the ocean. It was just beautiful
with all the waves all around. Next year I might be able to surf
on the terrifying waves of the Atlantic Ocean! After dinner that
night we went to see a magician. He gave us a playing card, which
we signed, and the next thing we knew it was on the ceiling!!!
His tricks were outrageous! So, all in all it was a pretty fun
weekend. I never knew Florida could be so fun. Florida has perfect
weather and perfect waves! My Grandma loved her surprise which
made it an even more fun weekend. She said "This was my
best birthday present EVER!"