Wednesday, June 30, 2010
So in 2009 my parents and I flew across the country. Our first stop was Colorado, it was cool, about 70 degrees most of the time, maybe 80. I had some trouble with the altitude but it was still pretty amazing. We got to working mines, and visit with my parents old army friend. We also got to go white water rafting for the first time ever. That is definitely something I will have to do this summer. We saw beautiful mountains and old towns, Colorado was perfect. Then from Colorado it was off to Vegas. That was pretty awesome too. My favorite thing about Vegas was that no matter where you go there's always something different and interesting to look at or do. There is a reenactment of a volcano, there are amazing fountains, there's a big replica of the Eiffel Tower that you can go up in. There two hotels that have a mall portion made to look like Venice (The venetian is my favorite, it even has 2 canals you can take a gondola ride in) and much much more. I would definitely love to be in Vegas right now, it's definitely not just casinos. Now after Vegas we picked up my grandpa and drove to Williams Arizona. Williams is a small town about an hour away from the Grand Canyon. We have friends who own a bed and breakfast there so it was a nice place to stay. They have a main street with lots of neat shops and a train that you can ride to the grand canyon. The Canyon is also amazing, I can't even describe it, I guess you'll just have to see for yourself. After our week in Arizona, we dropped Grandpa off at the Airport and then drove on to California. I love California, the temperature was in the mid 80's which is nice compared to the weather here and in Vegas. The ocean water was cold though, it was my first time swimming in the Pacific Ocean. If I can do that I can get in the pool today :) Now, I had been to Disney World a few times, but never Disney Land so off we went. It's much smaller than Disney World but it was still very interesting and lots more fun. Now the last place we went , my best friend is there now. We flew to Minnesota, for a shopping spree at the Mall of America. It was a nice end to a thrilling trip, it gave us time to relax. The mall has a theme park and an aquarium, all inside, so it's nice for rainy days. We also found a new favorite restaurant called Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. I recommend finding one near you, it's great. After that, it was home. We've taken some small trips then, but nothing that big. The whole time we were gone I wanted to be home with my friends, but now that i'm here this summer, I wanna be gone again. Can't wait til Canada in August. Meanwhile here's some pictures of last years travels. Have a Wonderful Wednesday
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
What has your summer been like so far? Mines been relaxing (boring as I like to say, but I prefer not to put any money in the boring money jar therefore, mom you never saw that.) I've also done a lot of fun stuff, I've had sleepovers with my best friend, rode a sled down a tarp on a hill, and taken some trips. Also a a side note, what do you do to cool off? Our pool is still in the process of being cleaned and open, so any ideas? Happy Summer Tuesday!!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
So, it's June 21st, and you're thinking running through the sprinkler, swimming, going to the beach. But no. I am stuck in school til wednesday because my county is the only county who decided to extend their days due to the huge blizzard. It's finals week and the power was out so I definitely passed the ones today because the teachers gave us the answers. Wish me luck, it's almost summer!!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
So the other day I received an email from my aunt. It was a cool little recipe about making a 5 minute cake in a coffee cup. So, being a choco-holic I decided to try it. I think it tastes amazing, so here's the recipe, try it and let me know what you think.
5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug (MicroSafe)
Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well..
Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
EAT ! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).