Wednesday, October 24, 2007

October 24, 2007 - Animal Kingdom

Today I went to Animal Kingdom. We rode on the Primeval Whirl roller coaster seven times. I rode with my Dad and my Grandma and I liked it.

I took the safari ride and saw hippos, elephants, giraffes, lions and other animals.
We went on the Kali River Rapids water ride two times. We had to wear our ponchos and we got all wet and it was fun. You go up this big hill and then you don’t go very fast down, but you do get wet and you see a pretend fire. At the end people think they are all done getting wet, but there’s a switch up on the bridge that people can push and when you push it the elephants at the end squirt water on them.

We rode on a train and got off the train and we went into a petting zoo. In the petting zoo I brushed the goats. They came out of the ropes sometimes because it’s a petting zoo and they can walk around and they can go into the other rope area. It was neat because they felt good.

I got my picture taken with Rafiki.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

October 23, 2007 - Clearwater Beach

Today I went to Clearwater Beach. I built a sandcastle like the one I saw on Reading Rainbow. I got water in a bucket. Then I put sand in there. Then I scooped the sand out with my hand and drizzled it on the sand castle. It makes a drizzled sand castle. We saw another man build an alligator out of sand.

We also played in the ocean. We played splash and jumped over the waves.

The signs were up that said stringrays were in the water sometimes and we should watch out carefully for them. We did not see any.

Monday, October 22, 2007

October 22, 2007 - Epcot Center

Today we went to Epcot Center. I rode a boat ride called Living with the Land two times. I really liked it because we got to see fish, alligators, a rainforest with pretend alligators, pumpkins, and lots of other plants growing.

I traded lanyard pins. These are pins about Disney that you trade with other people and when you get them you put them on a strap you wear around your neck. I traded with people who work at Disney.

I went on a Nemo ride. I rode in a type of clam and saw jellyfish. We saw Nemo and Nemo’s Dad and Dory. After we got off the ride we saw a dolphin show. The dolphin smiled at us and the trainer made some hand motions and the dolphin would do them.

We went to a restaurant called The Nine Dragons at the China Pavilion. I tried some new kinds of food. I didn’t like some but I ate it because I didn’t have to eat all of it. I found some that I really liked, too.

I got to make chocolate chip cookies. When we were making the cookies they put it in this magic oven and the cookies came out cooked in a just a few seconds.

October 21, 2007 - Sea World

Today we went to Sea World. I saw three shows. I saw an animal one that had dogs, cats, a skunk, a pig, a rat and that’s all. I liked it. I watched the Shamu whale show, too. I liked when the trainers did a Shamu chant and I joined in with some hand motions. The whales liked the fish a lot so they always wanted to get a fish when they did something right. It was very, very, very, very fun.
The third show I saw was a walrus and two sea lions. The sea lions were taken care of by a pirate.

I fed the stingrays and the dolphins. The stingrays are a little bit harder to feed because they don’t come out of the water you have to put your hand under the water as far as you can. Then they come and take the fish out of your hand. But the dolphins don’t do that. You hold the fish by the tail and you leave it out of the water and then the dolphins come and get it. When the dolphins come I drop the fish into their mouths. I like feeding the dolphins better than the stingrays, but they’re both cool.

I went into climbing nets and I climbed up the nets. After a while it felt easy because I’d been doing it over and over and over. After a while my Dad came on there, too.

I rode the Journey to Atlantis ride at the end. It was scary for a minute there because there was big green eyes and then he poked out at us when we went through. Then we went up this giant hill and we went really fast down and we got splashed. And then we went back up by the same hill we went down on and we went down another hill in the dark. When we got off it was raining so we got even more wet.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

October 20, 2007 - Magic Kingdom

Yesterday I came to Florida. Today I went to Magic Kingdom and I rode almost all the rides. I’ll tell you all the rides I rode and I’ll tell you who rode them with me. We drove a car and I went with my Dad. We did that two times.

I also went on a roller coaster with my Dad and a second time with my Grandma.

I went on Splash Mountain and you go up this really big hill and then you go down really fast and you get splashed usually but we didn’t too bad. Some people get a big splash and we just got a little splash. That was a good ride.

I went on It’s A Small World and everybody came with me and I’ll tell you who they are - my dad, my Mom, my Grandma and Grandpa. It was dolls and they were singing “It’s A Small World After All”.

We went on Pirates of the Caribbean and I went on there even though I was nervous about the pirates. I got my face painted like a tiger and I got sparkles but I wanted to get it off after I started rubbing it in my eyes.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

October 13, 2007 - Going To Florida

We are going to Florida to see my Grandma and Grandpa S. and Uncle Mike on my Mom’s side of the family. And their friends Rich and Vera. We are going to be there for about a whole week. Here are the things we’re going to do while we’re there: Disney World – it has three parts of it (Epcot, Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom), Sea World, and the beach. At Sea World I am going to feed dolphins and I get to touch and feed sting rays, too. The dolphins come right up to your hand when they see the fish