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August 2001

Dear Journal,

Blast Off at the History Center

On Saturday, August 4th we went to the Orange county History Center in downtown Orlando.  Astronaut Scott Carpenter gave a talk but I didn't understand him.  In the History Center, the pioneers invited us to have squirrel soup.  There were a bunch of exhibits about science fiction movies and from the space program.   We were supposed to watch the movie "Plan 9 from Outer Space" outside, but since it looked like it was going to rain, we watched it inside.

Blast Off!
Plan 9 from Outer Space

This was supposed to be the stupidest movie ever made.  It was pretty funny.  It should be a comedy.  You can see my review of it and other movies by clicking here.

End of Summer Party

On Saturday, August 11th, I had an end of summer water party.  These are the people that came:

Chelsea A.
Chelsea H.

In the pool
Balloon toss


We played water games, did some crafts, and made our own ice cream sundaes.

The activities were: water limbo, t-shirt relay, apple bobbing, we made sun catchers, obstacle course, lunch, watermelon seed spitting, water balloon toss, we made candles, then had ice cream.

In this picture we are having a water balloon toss that later turned into a water balloon fight!


Bailey and Chelsea H. being silly.

Slippin' and Slidin'


Going down the Slip 'n Slide.


Watermelon seed spitting contest to see who could spit it the farthest.

Spitting seeds
Making candles


Making candles.


Enjoying our sundaes.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM!
Off to 5th grade

First Day of School

I started 5th grade on Monday, August 13th.  My teacher is Mrs. Pflug.  She gives a lot of homework.  We have hard spelling words. 

Busch Gardens

We went to Busch Gardens on Saturday, August 25th.  I had a meet on Sunday morning in Tampa, so we spent the night at a hotel.  I got to ride the roller coasters and there was no line.  Then we rode the new Rhino Rally ride.

After Busch Gardens, we went back to the hotel and went swimming.

Rhino Rally

Florida Judges Cup Meet

On Sunday, the 26th, I competed in a gymnastics meet in Tampa.  I had a good time.  They didn't give us scores on the scoreboard after we performed, but they wrote down our scores and what we did wrong so we could work on them.  I got:

Floor 7.5
Vault 7.5
Bars 7.65
Beam 8.2