While we were in Florida in January Luke had to fill out a vacation journal for school. I was waiting to get his journal back from his teacher so that he could write about our trip. So today we have a guest blog post from Luke….his first one. I added a few comment in parentheses to explain extra things.
My Vacation Journal
Saturday 1-9-16: We went to a Shell Factory and went into a store. Then, we looked around. There was a lot of shells. When we came out of the store there was an iguana. Our mom asked the owner if we could pet the iguana. The owner said, “Yes” so I pet the iguana. Then, we went out to eat. When we were done eating we drove home through a hailstorm. When we got home, there was a real tornado warning. Sunday 1-10-16: We went to Sanibel and Captiva Islands and went to the beaches where I jumped over the waves but sometimes I jumped too early and landed in the waves. I got soaked but I only got salt water in my mouth two times. It was disgusting. Finally we went to a different side of the beach and collected shells. Two of the names are slippers and jingles. My favorite shells are cockles.Monday 1-11-16: We went to Edison and Ford’s winter estates and learned that Edison and Ford were friends. I also learned that Edison was a great inventor and Ford came along and asked Edison lots of questions. Ford invented the car.
Finally, we went to a manatee park and learned lots of facts about manatees. My favorite fact was that the child only stays with their mom for only 2 years.
Tuesday 1-12-16: We went to a state park and saw a real alligator and her babies. Then, we went on a boardwalk. We walked on a boardwalk because it was swampy. Next, we went to the Everglades and went up an observation tower. From the observation tower I could see the Everglades. It was mostly water. Wednesday 1-13-16: We went on a board walk. Once in a while we saw animal tracks. I learned that a raccoon has it’s bigger paws in front and smaller paws behind the other paws. Then we went to the Imaginarium. I moved a ball around. I learned about batteries (The Imaginarium is a Science/Children’s Museum.)Thursday 1-14-16: We went to Siesta Key. The sand was as white as snow. There was a restaurant named Yoder’s but it was full so we ate at Der Dutchmen. After we were done we got whoopie pies from Yoder’s.
(We came home on Friday which was an adventure. There were more tornadoes that took out electricity in the airport so everything was a mess. On top of all the cancellations and delays, our airplane had a hydraulic leak so it was delayed for 14 hours. We quickly got on a different flight and made it home only 4 hours later then our original flight. We did much better then others.)