Today we are in Cottonwood Arizona. The campground we are staying in is called Verde Valley, ("verde" means "green" in Spanish). I like this campground because there are lots of activites. Some of the activities are horseshoes, swimming, a big family rec room with Nintendos, pool table, foosball, air hockey and ping pong. There is a river really close with a dam. We went on the dam. It is all rock. There are rabbits, wild cows (one was standing on the street), and I saw five deer.
We went to a town called Sedona. It is really neat because there
were lots of trees and good food. There are lots of hills.
I haven't climbed one yet, but we might today.
We went to one big complex. It had two factories in it. One of them made Jet-Puffed marshmallows and one of them bottled Ocean Spray juice. My favorite one was the marshmallow factory.
The day that we went there they were making coconut covered marshmallows. We saw the people putting the marshmallows and sticky stuff into mixers that looked like small cement mixers. Then they put coconut in there too. Then they scooped them out and put them on a big conveyor belt that went up to the top of the building. Some of the marshmallows fell onto the floor but they threw those away. The conveyor belt shook to get the extra coconut off. The marshmallows fell down a chute and a different machine bagged them. Then they got on another conveyor belt and went into a different room. There was a thing in there called a metal detector. If there was anything in the bag of marshmallows that wasn't supposed to be there it would throw it off of a crack on the edge. Then the conveyor belt goes by a lady that puts them in boxes. The boxes went into a machine that closes them up and then they get put into a big truck that takes them to stores.
It was my brother's birthday. We went to Circus Circus and McDonalds. I went on my first upside-down loop rollercoaster. It had two upside-down loops and a corkscrew. I liked it the most in the family. I went on it five times.
We went rock climbing. We were the highest people on the mountain. The rocks were red because they had iron in them.
We went to see Hoover Dam. You can go inside the dam. We saw some
of the generators that generated the power. Half of it is in Arizona
and half of it is in Nevada. The border is right in the middle of
Today we are in Pasadena Ca. We are going
to see the Rose Parade. We had to sit on the sidewalk for twenty
two hours, so we could get good seats. We ate lots of pizza. All
of the kids had silly string fights. Silly-string is stuff in a can
and every one was spraying it at each other. Some kids sprayed it
at cars but the police took it away from them. It was fun.
I slept on the street. The next day the Rose Parade was going to
happen, my favorite float was Jurassic Park.
Today we are in San Diego Ca. The campground we are staying in is called Campland. I like it because it has alot of activities. We played bingo, softball, kickball, and field hockey twice. My favorite activity was kickball. The campground has four swimming pools and even has a game room. We are going to the Rose Parade next.
12/23/98 Today we are in San Diego Ca. We
are making a candy house at my grampa's house. It took two box is of
gram crackers and seven pacs of Necco candies. Here what it looked like
when we got done.
Today we are in San Diego Ca. We are going to see my grandpa's friend. He has a really big train set. His name is Rudy. He has a big house. The train set took up his garage and two bedrooms. Just about everything moved.
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