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.
FDR and Brendan.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Pre-White House Tour!
The only place close enough we were allowed to take a picture to prove we were in the White House.
MLK, Jr Memorial
Julia Child’s Emmy!
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.
Saturday we went to my brother’s baseball game. It was not that exciting. Then at near the end there was a fight because the coach on the other team was a jerk. He would let the kids get free bases. So near the end the other coach was complaining. Then our coach said “what are you crying about now.” Then the other coach got really mad. So then the other coach took off his hat and glasses and was going to fight our coach. So the other coach raged and stared charging at him. But luckily the other coach on the team pushed him away. That not the bad part. He said to our coach, “I’m going to f*ck you up.” In front all the kids. He said that like 5 times. Are coach was like “you don’t know me!” It was funny but bad at the same time. Also my mom got the whole thing on tape. I felt scared, curious, and I kinda and didn’t want them to fight. I think it is not good to do this a little league baseball game.
Sunday it was Easter. I woke up and started to pick up eggs. They were filled with candy and money. It was fun. Also family came over to our house to get breakfast. So family from my mom and dad’s side came. I played with my cousins. We played xbox and played outside. I ate cheesy potatoes, bacon, and pasta. It was yummy. Then we went on another egg hunt I got more candy. I had a hard time finding my green eggs because it blends in with the grass and the shrubs. It was really fun and frustrating. My little cousin won. But everyone got a prize, which was a Reese’s egg. Happy Easter!!!!!!!!
Brendan dying easter eggs.
Colin & Lauren hunt for eggs.
Boys searching for eggs.
Searching for eggs.
We have been really busy lately. Last weekend, I had football practice on a Friday and then we went to Disney at a resort. We went to Port Orleans French quarters. First we got in the hotel then unpacked then we went to a place to eat diner. I ate a kids pizza and a dessert. After we ate we went in a store to get anything we need like snacks so we got donuts for breakfast we went back in the room ,and then fell asleep. The next day we went to the park we played there for a while then went to the arcade. After we went to a place to go to one of my mom’s friends hotel. Her hotel is the animal kingdom lodge so we went to the pool and played games and I won a ball at a hula hoop contest. Then we went back and had a walk. Then we fell asleep. The last day at Disney for the week we went to the pool and the park. After we went back home and got ready for school.
The next week we went to Disney again and met with different friends that my mom knows. We went to there resort. They where staying at the beach club. We with them with other friends too. First we had to get passed all the runners in the Marathon and we almost ran over one then she screamed it was funny. Then we went to a place to eat and we played with other kids there so we play catch then volley ball after we went to the arcade. We played games. We are saving points on the card to get a big prize. Then after we went home and go to school again. 😦
Port Orleans Pool
On Thursday we went to UCF and we went ice skating. I got the hang of it but it got really crowed so we went on the Ferris wheel. My mom freaked out. It was fun then we went to the book store to take a picture with Santa.
Getting ready to skate at UCF.
Ice skating with mom.
On the ferris wheel.
Friday I went to football practice I played defense and offense I was was good at both. After ,me and my brother went to Boing. That’s a trampoline place. I played dodge ball the whole time I was pretty good at and my team was good too.
Saturday I went to the YMCA for my brothers basketball game and my football game. We dropped Patrick of at his game then I went to my game. I’m a wider receiver. The game was good I lost but it was complicated why they won.
Running with the ball.
Later that we met up with some friends and we went I a carnival. I went on bunch of rides the ZIPPER was there that my favorite ride. My is the gravitron. I went on both and a more, on the tornado and my brothers friend threw up. Then we got food and left.
On another ride!
The next day I went to a friends house played out side and played video games. It was a fun weekend. Next week we are setting Christmas decorations I think.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.