Day 8: BEACH & OCEAN (Still in Newport)

Today we met up with an old friend of my parent’s, and walked around on a beach. I did not take my camera, but I will upload my photos and videos of Crater Lake instead. On the beach, I found many shells and jellyfish and a part of a sand dollar and jellyfish and little crab-like things and jellyfish and seaweed and I think a few jellyfish. It was REALLY windy on the beach. The wind was so strong, I could lean backwards into it and not fall down. After that, we went back to the apartment. Just beat Misty with a MAGIKARP. Anyway, as promised, here are my photos from Crater Lake.

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Day 7: (Redding to Crescent City) Trees. Tallest trees.

Today we drove through Humboldt Redwoods State Park, home to the tallest trees in the world. Funny that just the day before yesterday we were just seeing the world’s largest trees. I got many more pictures of trees for yall, so I will put the good ones here. Most of them are of the scenery, but a few have the OCEAN in them. I know some of you might not find that exciting, but coming from south Texas, water in any amount larger than a small puddle that does not go away after an hour or so. By the way, if there seems to be a lack of good photos, I apologize. I was too into my book again.

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Day 6: (Fresno to Redding) Mount Lassen National Park and the vacuum-packed Pringles

Today we drove through Mount Lassen National Park, and it was nerve-racking, yet breathtakingly beautiful. The drive up the mountain is a narrow road with not much room for error outside the road. This meant that you could see right down into the valley and watch the tiny ant-cars go around. We also found that if you take those tiny packs of Pringles up a couple thousand feet, apparently they turn into little balls of plastic and potato chips, that apparently burp at you when you open them. The drive through the forest was amazing, and I apologize for the lack of photos. I wrote this up the morning after the drive, and my mom had already put the cards on her computer. Meh. It was mainly photos of trees and stuff anyway.

Day 5 (Anaheim to Fresno): Sequoias (Really big trees) and really big mountains

Big trees. Today was basically us visiting Sequioa National Park, home to the biggest trees in the world. After a beautiful drive up, we did a short hike to General Sherman, which is the biggest tree in the world. After that, we walked through General Grant Grove, which is a collection of more of some of the largest trees. The drive back was amazing, but I was on the wrong side of the car to really get any good photos, and was tired already. So, have pictures of trees and mountains. I am sleeeeeepy.

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Day 3-4: Disney and Meeting up with Family

So the day after last post, we went to Disneyland, and had a blast. First ride we went on was Haunted Mansion, because it seems to always be under repair or temporarily closed every time I visit. Finally getting to ride it again after 13 years was awesome, and they added some things as well. There is now a bride in the attic, and there is a coachman with a disappearing head right after. After we finished the Mansion, we then went to the legendary Pirates of the Caribbean. The ride is same as the last time, but Pirates does not really need anything added. It is amazing how well animated the animatronic are. After Pirates, we went on lots of rides, such as Jungle Cruise, which is always fun, as well as touring Fantasyland, hitting up Mr. Toad and Snow White. After that, we went on the new ride “Indiana Jones and the temple of the Forbidden Eye”. That is one of the most exhilarating rides I have been on. It is a fast-paced, adrenaline-filled ride, following a group of tourists who try their fortune in the Temple of the Forbidden Eye, a recent discovery by Indiana Jones. As you guess, something goes wrong, and the group is running though a trapped temple in a jeep with faulty brakes. I can’t really remember the order of what we did after that, but we went on Space Mountain, and watched “Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln”, and rode the Matterhorn, and rode “It’s a Small World”, which in my opinion is required on every visit to Disney. We also rode the Rodger Rabbit ride, and went on Pirates and Indy again, and finished the day with Peter Pan.

The day after, we got to meet up with my uncle and cousins, and talk about stuff and toured the Discovery Science Center, which is HUGE. They have an area dedicated to just the human body, and another focused on different biomes, but the main attraction is the 2-story aquarium. This has so many different types of plant and fish life, including a HUGE fish that just sat and watched us. After that, we then went to dinner at a pizza place, which was great. We then closed the day swimming in the hotel pool. After that I went and got my laptop to write this. Tomorrow, we go back on the road, and I hopefully will get more stuff to write about.

Day 2: Deming to Anaheim

Day 2: HOT

Today was eventful in the fact that we went through a heatwave. It is currently 80 degrees Fahrenheit outside. Now that doesn’t seem too hot, until you realize it is 10:00 at night. At noon, it was 120 degrees outside, and not fun to be in for an extended period of time. We kept driving through New Mexico and a bit of Arizona, and ate lunch at Picacho State Park. Really pretty place, beautiful scenery. Only issue: It was really hot out. We still did a short hiking trail, and I even got some video on my camera. We pressed on through Arizona, and entered California. Apparently they don’t allow outside fruit into the state, due to them wanting to keep pests under control, but they did not search our van. Anyway, we continued on to Anaheim, and I was not really looking out of the windows much, as I have quite a good book to read. Tomorrow: Disney, Hopefully.

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Day 1: Texas to Deming, New Mexico

Travel Blog post #1

Day 1: Texas to Deming, New Mexico

Day 1: Packing up and some interesting stuff.

Started the day early, leaving around 6, and not much happened on the road, except the occasional stop and such. The scenery was amazing, though. I got plenty of photos on my camera, which I will hopefully upload alongside this post. Anyway, pretty much it for the day. We got to Deming, New Mexico, and stayed in a Day Inn. Photos will make up for short post I hope.PICT0126PICT0112PICT0120PICT0132

Where I am from is FLAAAATTTT.