Sunday, August 30, 2009

West Sand Lake, New York

July 27, 2009
This is officially my last blog. This year has been a great one. There have been tough spots, boring spots, but most of the time it was fun. We decided that we're going to live in New York. I'm pretty happy about that too.

My favorite place was Ontario, Canada which we're going to fairly soon. My favorite place in Europe was Heidelberg, Germany. Overall, the year has been great.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

New York, Indiana, Wyoming

July 15, 2009 – Niagara Falls

We just came from Niagara Falls. Three words…It was HUGE! One million bathtubs full of water go down it every second. There was a museum about all the dare devils who went down the Falls in barrels. There was a guy that went off the Falls on a see-doo and then tried to pull his parachute, but it didn’t come out and he died! I wish I could do that (not the dying part though). There was also a little boy that fell out of a boat and went down them without a barrel or anything. Luckily, he survived!

We’re going to be at my Poppa’s farm in five hours now!

July 12 – Indiana, Wyoming

Hi! Right now we’re going to Amish territory. We’re headed from there to New York. Then we’re going to Canada. We haven’t been doing much. But two days ago we watched Transformers’ Revenge of the Fallen. Before that we went to Cheyenne, Wyoming and went horseback riding. Also I went to the Galvins’ house one last time in Colorado.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Aurora, Colorado

July 4
About five days ago, I had a headache. And it hurt! I started throwing up that night. The next day my left eye was kind of swollen. It’s the same eye that swelled up the other two times. So then I went to the emergency room at the Denver Children’s Hospital. I’ve been here for three days now. I had surgery two days ago.

It made me sad because my eye hurt, and it’s the third time. Whenever the doctors talked about surgery, they said there would be less pain after. I really wanted it. I remember going into the operating room. They put some stuff in that would make me go to sleep. Then my dad said to count down from 10. I got to 7, and then fell asleep!

After the surgery, I remember having a slushee and I liked it. My throat hurt because I had a tube in my throat. The next day my eye didn’t hurt at all. It’s bleeding, but the doctors say it’s normal.

I have a nurse named Whitney, and other nice nurses named Kate, Kim, and Sarah. Dr. McCourt is one of my ophthalmologists and she’s really nice.

There are two things they did in my surgery. One thing is they took out some of my left sinuses so I’ll drain better. The other thing is they had to drain the abscess, and then they put in a stitch.
I’m going to stay here for one more day maybe. Tonight is the Fourth of July and my Dad’s going to spend the night. We’re going to watch fireworks from my window. It’s a good view over Denver, and I can see the mountains.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Air Force Academy, Colorado

About a week ago we finished school! We celebrated by bringing Clayton and Spencer Bailey over and we went bowling and swimming. At the bowling alley I got a strike which I didn’t get very often. At the swimming pool there was a 3-meter high dive that I dove off. We went to the swimming pool a different time but without Clayton and Spencer. Next we went trail riding on horses. We weren’t supposed to trot but we did anyway.

We also went to the Royal Gorge. The Royal Gorge is a giant crack-shaped thing made by erosion. It was right next to the Rockies. It was about 1,500 feet from the water named the Arkansas River. We went on a tram, inclined train, and a super long bridge. Sam, Will, and I went on a roller coaster kind of thing. Later we saw a gunfight.

The next day we went to the Galvin’s new house. We went to a lake with them. We went canoeing too. We also saw their three horses. Then we went and had dinner at a Vietnamese restaurant. This morning we went shooting arrows. Our instructor’s name was Mr. Doug. He was very funny. On Wednesday we are going to the Galvin’s house again.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Air Force Academy, Colorado

A couple days ago we went to the Bailey’s house for a sleepover. We watched the Dark Knight, played rock band, and went to the park with them. We also had a wonderful dessert.
Next we went to the Kiraly’s house. We had lots of fun sword fighting with Amen and crash testing with Spiderman. We also played guitar hero with Zach.

Later we biked through Garden of the Gods. We stopped sometimes to climb rocks, but we never went very high. Later with the Bailey’s, we hiked back up to Stanley Reservoir with the Bailey’s. We stayed overnight there and had a camp fire. We went swimming, and then hiked back down. Today we are going to a different sight.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Kansas and Colorado

In a different place in Kansas we went to a campground that sold antiques. We met two kids there and played at the park with them.

A couple days ago, we entered Colorado. We met up with some of our old Alaska friends, the Bailey’s. We played Cops and Robbers. Will and I hid from them so well that 30 minutes later we came back and everybody was looking for us!

Next, we went to Ms. Ronda and Pastor Gene’s church. It was their last sermon because they are moving to Alabama.

At Roger’s house, we made a garden. First, we put down railroad tracks in a rectangle. Second, we put down dirt. Lastly, we planted strawberries. We also drove a bulldozer, a
4-wheeler, and rode a horse. On the 4-wheeler I went 32 mph in a 100 yard long area! For dinner Roger literally dumped our food on the table and we even ate with our hands!

Later, we went to the Bowen’s house for dinner. We played Monopoly and had pink stuff (pink jello) for dessert. Today we’re doing school at a library. It really stinks because all the other kids are out and we aren’t!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Michigan

June 3
Next we went to visit some people named the Conge’s. We played with them on their trampoline. We also played with their dog, Duke. Next, we went to another nice family named the McCloskey’s. Afterwards, we saw one of Shakespeare’s plays. Then we went back to the Conge’s house and said good-bye.

Then we went to see our old neighbors from Texas, The Galvin’s. Their names are Shelby, Olivia, and Mr. and Mrs. Galvin. They’re going to Hawaii tomorrow. Now we’re going to Colorado.

May 27
Awhile ago we came here to Great Lakes Navy Base in IL. We went swimming and did tons of school. We also went fishing and bowling. I found some sea glass. Then we went back to Newmar to get some parts. We got a tour of Newmar. We saw how they put the coaches together.

Next we went to Charlotte, MI. When we were there, we went to a giant skateboard park. It was so awesome. After that we went with my Mom’s college friend, Ms. Julia to Chicago, and her family came too. We went on a boat tour and saw the Sears Tower and the John Hancock Center. We also got on our bikes and went all over the place. We had ice cream for dinner, and then went home. Today we’re leaving Illinois.