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June 30, 2000
Since Mom was working the first four weeks I
was out of school, I got to go to some camps. The first week,
May 22-25, I went to camp at the Blanchard Park YMCA. I went
from 8:30am to 4pm each day. We would play games and stuff and
they would take whoever wanted to go over to the playground until
everyone arrived. Then we got divided into groups by what
grade we were going to be in next year and we would go with our
counselor to hike or play games like kickball or look for
clams. Each day we got to have water fun, where we would
play in the sprinklers, on a slip-and-slide, and water
balloons. Then we would have lunch. After lunch we would
have free play time. I met a new friend at that camp.
Her name was Sarah. I didn't go on Friday because Grandma
Pumpkin came to pick me up.
Grandma & Pop-Pop's
I went to Grandma and Pop-Pop's for the next two
days. On the third day we left early in the morning and
picked up Uncle Wood. Grandma and I played games
all the way to Virginia. The next day we bought some
trees for Grandma and Pop-Pop's property and planted
them. We planted two apple trees, one pear tree, and a
grape vine. We moved some rocks to stop some
Uncle Joe came and we all ate ice cream. The next day
we went to visit relatives. On Wednesday we went hiking
for five miles and we went fishing at a pond where my
great-great-grandfather and grandmother used to live.
Pop-Pop caught the only fish. On Thursday Pop-Pop hacked
weeds and we visited more relatives. I read a lot.
For dinner I had catfish. It was the first time I had
catfish and it was really good.
On Friday we left for Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
We watched the "Blue Angles" practice for an air show.
Then we went to the beach and Pop-Pop and I played in the
waves. It was fun! That night I slept in a
waterbed. On Saturday we drove home. Grandma and
Pop-Pop dropped me off at my house.
The next week, June 5th-9th, I went to
skating camp. It was at the Universal Skating Center, where I
had my 7th birthday party. I knew Rhianna from extended day at
school. Besides skating, we did arts and crafts, played
games, and watched movies. This camp was my least
Girl Scout Camp
The next week, June 12th-16th, I went to resident camp
(that means we stay overnight). I was in the "Fishing
& Floating Fun" camp. I went with Jackie Shurr, from
my girl scout troop. We stayed in Eagle's Roost.
It was fun but not as much fun as last year. The
counselor's weren't as good as last years. The food was
good. We went swimming every day. We only got to
fish one time. I didn't catch anything, but one girl
caught 6 fish! My favorite thing was going
paddle-boarding. We got to do that twice. We went
My friend Rachel in our
My last camp was pre-team gymnastics
camp. It was June 19th - June 23rd, from 9:30am to 3pm.
We did gymnastics (of course), played games, and watched movies
during lunch. This was one of my favorite camps.
The Girl's Road Trip
On Friday, when gymnastics camp was over, me, Mom, and
Debbie Garrison took a road trip to North Carolina so Debbie
could visit her daughter Stephanie, who was at a summer camp
for four weeks. We drove to Georgia the first day.
The next day we went to Dave & Buster's. It's half
restaurant and half game room. Debbie said it was a
"Chuckie Cheese" for adults, but with better food. We
played games there and got 1179 tickets. I cashed them
in for some cool prizes, like a stuffed animal, a bubble pen,
bouncy ball, and other stuff.
Then we drove to South Carolina and spent the night.
On Sunday we drove to Stephanie's camp and took her to the
mall. That night we drove to Mary Steffensen's
house. Mom and Debbie used to work with her at
Valencia. We spent the night at her house and the next
day we went gem mining.
I found all kinds of rocks,
including an emerald and a real arrow head.
Then we went to swim at a nearby river, but the water was
too cold. We watched other people jump off a cliff and
slide down a waterfall.
For dinner we went to a fish camp and I caught a
trout. Mary cooked it for dinner. I didn't really
like it but I wasn't feeling too good. That night we
drove to Georgia and spent the night. The next day we
Cirque Du Soleil
On Friday, June 30th, I met my Grandma Cookie, Grandpa,
Aunt Beth, Uncle Butch, Trevor, Brooke, and Brittney at Disney
West Side. We all went to see the Cirque Du Soleil show,
La Nouba. Mom and Dad had already seen it so they went
to get us a reservation for dinner for after the show.
The show was cool. My favorite part was the little
chinese girls who did the juggling and tumbling. After
the show we all went to dinner at Planet Hollywood.