Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Goats, Sheep and a Donkey

I guess Opa has decided that the cows aren't enough work so he is going to try sheep too. He
invited all the grand kids to go and "pick them out".
The kids got to hold the goats, feed the lambs, and sit on the donkey...plus climb on the straw!
Kayte, Gracie and Blake
Jack was a bit scared of the goats, the lambs were behind a fence so he was more daring...but it took some coaxing by Oma.
This picture is deceiving because he was pulling away from me the whole time!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Chatham's Cross Country Adventure

If you would like to read in order you must scroll down and start at day one.

Day Nine

Day Nine
Date
04/11

Tell me where you went and your favorite thing about the day.
Today we went to Mark Twain’s Cave. The smallest part was 17 inches wide, Bubba made it! In another part of the cave they turned the lights off and you could not see your face smack in front of your face! After that scary experience we went to Mark Twain’s house.

List the things you saw that you don’t see at home:
· Mark Twain’s Cave
· Mark Twain’s house
· Mississippi river
· River boat
· The White wash fence
· Railroad track

What is one thing you learned today?
If you stay in the darkness for 17 days you will go blind.

Where did you stay the night?
Mark Twain’s Cave Campground – Hannibal, Missouri

Did you meet anyone new? If yes, who?
No






Day Eight

Day Eight
Date 04/010

Tell me where you went and your favorite thing about the day.
We went to Pioneer villege. We saw trucks, old cars, dresses, school house, school bus, school playground, church, blacksmith, shop, tool, shed, gypsy, wagon, coal train, fire dept, pump car, covered wagon, 2 pony express stations, a house in a fort, stockade, wells fargo coach, dishes comb, dish/clothes washer old ice and milk wagon and after that we went to Kansas.

List the things you saw that you don’t see at home:
· Train Station
· Old planes
· The wright brothers plane
· Switch board
· Sand hill cranes
· Old drinking fountains

What is one thing you learned today?
That there were Indians raids in the civil war.

Where did you stay the night?
Hiawatha, Kansas

Did you meet anyone new? If yes, who?
No











Day Seven

Day Seven
Date 04/09

Tell me where you went and your favorite thing about the day.
We went from Briton, CO to Gothenburg Nebraska. It rained and hailed hard. My favorite thing of the day was visiting a pony express statin and did you know the youngest rider was eleven years old!
After that we visited Bubba’s cosen. I’ll revel their names on the next question.

List the things you saw that you don’t see at home:
· Cranes (100000)
· Rabbits
· Pony express stashan
· Coal train
· A mound of corn
· Some prairies


What is one thing you learned today?
Bubba has a cousin in Nebraska

Where did you stay the night?
Minden, Nebraska

Did you meet anyone new? If yes, who?
Gary and Brenda



Gary and Brenda, Bubba's cousin in Nebraska.


On the road again...

Day Six

Day Six
Date
04/07

Tell me where you went and your favorite thing about the day.
We went to the Arches and Towers. One of the arches was pea arch. We think one of the towers was the tower of bable. My favorite thing of the day was going through a tunul a mile long I think, mabe longer. We went through meny other tunnels. I lost count after six.

List the things you saw that you don’t see at home:
· Relly big rocks
· About a hundred jeeps
· Red sand
· RV’s
· Jack Rabbits
· buffalo

What is one thing you learned today?
There can be snow in the desert

Where did you stay the night?
Brighton, CO

Did you meet anyone new? If yes, who?No

He had his daily chores on the trip.








Day Five

Some of the pictures of this day were on a previous entry.

Day Five
Date
04/06

Tell me where you went and your favorite thing about the day.
Today we went to Mesa Verde. It’s where the Cave Indian lived…Corn there can be a blessing and a curse because it infects their teeth. Our tour guide told us corny jokes like “the major dying problem was sleep walking”

List the things you saw that you don’t see at home:
· Mesa verde
· Cliff house
· Deer
· Ladder wooden
· Grinding stone
· Sand stone


What is one thing you learned today?
The women grind corn 5 hours a day.

Where did you stay the night?
Moab, UT

Did you meet anyone new? If yes, who?
No




The Corny guide


All settled in for the night...nothing like a good book.





Day Four

Day Four
Date 04/06

Tell me where you went and your favorite thing about the day.
We went to the Grand Canyon at the place we stayed it was so cold the owner shut off the water at 6:00pm to 8:00am. Then we went to the watchtower. I got a thing that atchis to clothing (a pin). We tried to go to four corners but missed by 0:15 min. My favorite thing of the day was seeing Nana’s hair fly at the Grand Canyon.

List the things you saw that you don’t see at home:
· Grand Canyon
· Four Corners
· Colorado River
· Indian Resuvashan
· Deer
· High Mt. Desert


What is one thing you learned today?
I didn’t know there was a Watchtower at the Grand Canyon.

Where did you stay the night?
Mesa Verde

Did you meet anyone new? If yes, who?
No



The WatchtowerBubba looking down from higher up in the watchtower.


Inside the watchtower

The outside of the watchtower

Nana's hair at the Grand Canyon





Day Three

Day Three
Date
04/05

Tell me where you went and your favorite thing about the day. (He forgot to write this day, so he wrote later and forgot about the dam until afterwards)
We went to Las Vegas and I etvise you not to go there. We went far in Vegas. We wen tot Casino’s (most of which smelled like smoke). One of them is New York, New Your which looked like New York with restaurants.
List the things you saw that you don’t see at home:
· Hoover Dam
· Bridge built
· Route 66
· Police search trailer

What is one thing you learned today?
Building a bridge near Hoover Dam

Did you meet anyone new? If yes, who?
No

Day Two

Day Two
Date 04/04

Tell me where you went and your favorite thing about the day.

We went to Las Vegas. We also went to Casinos. We got lost in a casino it was soooo big and in getting lost we saw a Circus act, then we went to dinner and saw flamingAdd Videoos then we ate at a café, seeing a fake volcano.

List the things you saw that you don’t see at home:
· Lots of lights
· Tumbleweeds
· Desert
· Volcano erupt
· Casinos
· flamingos

What is one thing you learned today?
Not to go back to Las Vegas.

Did you meet anyone new? If yes, who?
David and kniclis (Nicholas)

Day One - the journal of an Eight year old's cross country trip

I prepared a journal for Chatham to take on his trip. Below all the blue font is me, all the black font is my retyping of what he wrote. I fixed a few grammatical errors, and left a few as well.

Day One
Date 04/03

Tell me where you went and your favorite thing about the day.


We went to aunt Kayce’s school and it was made into a circus we also meet Kayce’s class. My favorite thing of the day was seeing Kiki and Lulu we had a lot of fun and we played uno while Bubba and Nana went and dropped off the trailer. When they got back we went to bed and I sleeped on the floor.

List the things you saw that you don’t see at home:
· Palm Trees

What is one thing you learned today?
Aunt Kayce’s class was doing a school play of the Wized of Oz.

Where did you stay the night?
At Aunt Kayce’s house.

My fun kids

My fun kids
In their favorite tree