Friday, August 8, 2008

Issue 11

Girl's Camp by Whitney

Last week I went to a five day long, Stake Girl's Camp. We drove out about two hours to a sage brushy canyon. We were on a ranch. We set up our tents different sites during the day. We woke up, ate breakfast, and went to flag ceremony. Then we were with our groups until 1:00. then we had free time until dinner. Every ward was a super hero. We were Wonder Woman. Each tent was a different Wonder Woman weapon.

Each ward had a different activity at the pavilion. On the last day, the Bishops visited us. It was cool, except for three hours in the middle of the day, then it was miserably hot, and everyone (leaders included) was left panting under their pavilions, and there was an infestation of grass hoppers in the field by the zip line. Our campsite

The Buzz Lightyear zip line

To infinity and beyond!

At the Robin Hood archery range. (I don't think Robin's bow was this good.)

Book Review by Steve L.

I have made a goal to read all the Childhood of Famous Americans series books. I started about a month ago and here is a list of the ones I’ve read so far:

Daniel Boone
Davy Crockett
Harry Houdini
Abraham Lincoln
Annie Oakley
Molly Pitcher
George Washington
Laura Ingalls Wilder

This series tells you all about their childhood. Harry Houdini is my favorite. If you don’t know who he was, he was a famous escape artist. This book series is great. I highly recommend it.

Water Fun by Daniel

We went to my Mom’s Cousin’s house for a pizza/pool party on Saturday. They have a big pool and I swam across it. They also have a water slide and it was the first water slide I ever went down. First I went down with floating noodles and then I could go down by myself and swim across the pool. I liked the pizza and the Root beer and they have a cool hot tub.

Today (Aug. 8th) I earned my Cub Scout swimming belt loop and pin! I had to dive in the deep part of the pool and swim across the pool 3 times and do a lot of other requirements. It wasn’t easy and I felt horribly tired after I was done, but I liked earning it and it’s my first belt loop and pin that I have ever earned in my life.

Raindrops and Turtle Shells by Ellie age 3

Rainbow by Janey

Moeraki Boulders by Noreen

Have you ever had the satisfaction of achieving one of your childhood dreams? I had the chance on our drive from Oamaru to Potuwi.

My Dad has a New Zealand photo book with beautiful pictures of the Moeraki Boulders. They look just like giant soccer balls lying on the beach. That picture intrigued me as a child and I had always wanted to see them. It is amazing to me that you can travel thousands of miles and arrive at a specific location that you have always wanted to visit.

Some phenomenon happened naturally in the nearby cliffs that formed these almost perfect spheres, and as the dirt has eroded away it has left them on the beach. You can still see some emerging from the cliffs, and I wonder how many hundreds of years it will be before they join their companions in the water. I was just giddy to be there, and even I got wet, fully dressed.

End of Issue 11