The Scottish Highland Games

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We went to the Highland games on Sunday on a 4 day weekend. The Highland games is a Scottish Festival. They have game when you have to carry stone that weigh about 200lbs. Who ever has to gets the farthest for the day will get a prize, but I don’t know what. We walked around tents that had clan names. I bought a wooden dagger and my brother bought a bow and an arrow with pencil eraser on the tip. I had a sausage on a hotdog bun and it was delicious. Then are cousins came and we started playing games on a hill. While we were playing games were listening to Scottish music.

The next day we went to St.Augustine to go see the lights everywhere. We started to walk around and we went into some stores and looked around. We walked around but did not go inside the college that is there. We ate at a place called Columbia. It was a fancy Spanish place. We had sausage, scallops, chicken and cheese, shrimp, cheese, and bread with butter. It was great. After we walked around and I got soft severed ice cream. But after I felt like I was going to explode. We went home I slept in the car on the way back and we got there around 9:00pm. I had a great 4 day weekend.

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Our family trip to Washington, D.C.

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It was really fun going to Washington D.C. We did a tour around the White House on our first day. But we were only allowed in the east wing. We also saw Bo for a half a second (Barack Obama’s dog). We were all surprised and curious if we actually saw Bo. The rest of it was cool but it wasn’t the best. I learned that they put up about 20 Christmas trees in one room. After we walked to the mall and played on the fields for a while.

After  playing we went to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. That was really cool.  It shows you how they make money. I saw 100,000,000 dollars in $10 bills in a box. In total I saw about $100,000,000,000,000 dollars. The thing that I liked that I learned was the ways to see the tricks to see if the money was real.

Then we went on a tour of the Capitol. My favorite was seeing Bo for that day. After that day we didn’t walk as much.

We went to the spy museum and I learned what things you have to learn to be a spy. Like you code name. I liked a picture explaining that a pigeon got the Medal of Honor because it was carrying messages from base to base. Then it got hurt but still delivered a messenger then that helped us win a war. But I don’t remember which. We also went to the zoo and saw panda bears! We didn’t stay long because it was about to rain. But it was my first time seeing a panda bear. We also got to see a lion roar. We saw monkeys and elephants. The penguins were closed so we didn’t go there.

We saw the MSU football game with alumni group and we won against Purdue. We also went to the Air&Space museum. Which we saw the Discovery Space Shuttle. A lot of war planes. We even saw the space ship which the guy jumped out then landed back on earth. I saw and learned a bombing plane that dropped a nuclear bomb on Japan and only two nuclear bombs have been blown off.

The next day we went to the Arlington Cemetery. We saw the memorial for the hidden soldier. Also every hour they change their guard and we saw that. The cool thing is there is always someone out there even in storms. We saw all the other memorials to which was really cool. I like Abe the best cause you can run up the stairs and run back down and Abe is huge. After that day we went back home and did are home work that we missed over the 4 days of school we were gone. My favorite was the spy museum. The thingg I liked the most while learning was the engraving.

Our Marco Island Vacation

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I went on another trip to Marco Island. We packed up all of our stuff and drove about 5 hours. But it was worth it. When I got there I unpacked and went to sleep cause it was 10:30.

The next day I went in the pool and unpacked the rest of my stuff. On the back of the house there was a canal that you can fish in. So we started a family fishing contest.  We fished and caught some snapper. I caught one we could have saved to eat,  but it flopped out of my dad’s hands. A couple days later I went deep sea fishing, but I’ll talk more about that later.

The next day we went on a pontoon boat. All we caught were whitings. The next day just relaxed. After that day my dad threw me in the pool with my pajama’s. Then in a I went kayaking. It was cool cause your really close to the water. After, me and my mom went in the pool again. Then we packed up and left back to go home.  It was a great vacation.

A weekend at the beach

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We went to the beach in Tampa so we swam in the gulf.  We went there because it was my moms friend’s birthday, her name is Jackie, we call her Aunt Jackie.

The place was called the Holiday Inn in Indian Rocks Beach. When we first got there we went to the room and unpacked. There was a golf course in the middle in the of the walkway of the rooms.

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Mini golf in the middle of our hotel!

And the rooms are just regular rooms that you you would get at other hotels. After we went to the pool and it has a side that is a splash zone and a pool to swim in. It is a good pool. Then we went to the beach and we collect shells, swam, and me and my brother went on a paddle board for a little. The last day we ate at a place called Slyce. It is a pizza place. For breakfast I had a pizza with ham, sausage, bacon, and cheese. And with a side of bread knots with sausage gravy on top.

Breakfast pizza from Slyce.

Breakfast pizza from Slyce.

After we ate we went to pack up. Next we went to the pool one last time. And we did the same thing at the pool. Like throw a a ball around and swam. Then it was time to leave.  It was a fun weekend.

Indian Rocks Beach.

Indian Rocks Beach.

 

Summer Vacation – Visiting Michigan State!

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Before I went to Michigan I saw my great grandma and cousins. We played soccer and baseball. The oldest was a boy named Liam and he had two little sisters. And there were two babies.

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This is me and a bunch of cousins in Michigan.

Gigi with all the Michigan cousins.

Gigi with all the Michigan cousins.

Then next day we went to Michigan State and we looked around stores and I bought a cool hat. And we took a picture with a statue of Sparty.  He is the mascot. We also saw the football field, basketball, and hockey.

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The next day we went on a picnic for my moms and dads reunion for college. All there friends were over there and I played croquet for the first time. I also had some friends there. There names were Luke,David,and Kyler. We also played kick ball. I was playing corn hole and we were playing till ten and it was 7 to 5 then I got the points to win!

Playing croquet.

Playing croquet.

After I had a sleep over. We watched a movie called Here Comes the Boom.  It’s all about wrestling. Then we went to sleep. Then we woke up and started driving. We went through Ohio,Kentucky,Tennessee and slept there then we derived through,Georgia and finally Florida. I liked that vacation.

Sleeping in the car with my new Michigan State blanket.

Sleeping in the car with my new Michigan State blanket.

Fun at Cedar Point!

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I went to Cedar point on Wednesday and I road lots of rides.

First I had to stay at a hotel. Our hotel had a big indoor water park there.  There is little of every thing.  It was called Great Wolf Lodge.

In the lazy river at the Great Wolf Lodge.

In the lazy river at the Great Wolf Lodge.

The next day we went to Cedar Point.  First we went straight to Millennium Force. That’s the roller coaster where you go three hundred feet up and down.  I loved the drop and the picture they took of us on the ride was funny.

Waiting in line for Millennium Force.

Waiting in line for Millennium Force.

Second we went on the Iron Dragon. We tried to go on the Corkscrew, that’s the one that goes up side down. But the weather was bad so we ate instead.  We ate at Fridays where I really don’t like anything.

After, we went on Magnum that goes 200 feet up and down. I liked that one. The we went on Dragster that one is 17 seconds long. It shoots you 427 feet and it goes 120 mph. I was scared then I really liked it.

After we went on Corkscrew, but it was shorter than I thought it was going to be. After we went on some wooden roller coasters and I got a headache. Then I ate a cheese burger. Then we went on swings. Then for the next ride we went on Maverick it was awesome it goes upside down and speeds in a dark tunnel and we did at night. Then we went on the Mean streak that I did not like it was so bumpy and it felt like my seat belt was loose, other than that I liked it.  My favorites were Millennium Force, Dragster and Maverick.  We also went on lots of water rides.  They were very fun.

It was also fun because our friends from Michigan were there.  I want to go back to Cedar Point soon.

After we rode Millennium Force.

After we rode Millennium Force.

Summer Vacation – Chicago and more!

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I went to Chicago for a week then we are going to Ohio and then Michigan.

We drove there and it took two days. We drove in Georgia then we slept in Atlanta. When we learned about hogzilla he is a pig and a hog in one and he was 10 feet long.  You should look it up, it’s a thing. Then we went thru Tennessee and saw big hills. After that, Kentucky. Then Indiana. Finally we went in to Illinois. We stayed at a apartment with my mom’s friend.

The next day we went to the Lincoln Park Zoo. I took lots of pictures. Once when I was little, a gorilla scared me.   This time,  this big monkey started beating his stomach and kicked the glass right at me and then went in tree to pee.  And there was a big fight one monkey was screaming and hurt ing every monkey. After we went to the beach and swam in the waves.

Then we went to a bacon restaurant and I made a new motto, “No bacon left behind.”  My favorite was a soft good bacon. I also liked the bacon bomb it was bacon, sausage deep fried. After we went to a carnival in Northbrook I wanted to ride the zipper but it was not there. But I liked the gravitron. I liked it because  could go up side down. The next day we went to breakfast and I ate a donut but it had a s’mores flavor. Then we went to the beach and I got sun burn. After we went back and we watched 42 and I really liked it. After that day we walked in the city and looked at the rocks. And then we went to a family members house and ate dinner there. Then the next day we had to leave and we are going to Ohio to go Cedar Point. And in Indiana we went on the dunes and we went up and down on them it was pretty fun. And at the hotel there is water park. And I can’t wait for Cedar Point.

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