Sunday, September 13, 2009

Issue 68

Shakespeare King

Steve is taking a Shakespeare class this year and having a lot of fun with it. They held a contest to see who could read, listen to or watch 17 Shakespeare plays first. Steve decided to go for it and in 5 days he finished all 17 plays. He said that by the 3rd play he could understand what they were saying with out having to translate it in his head. He really enjoyed to project and it was fun to hear him laughing out loud while listening to or watching a play. He came in second (because he doesn't do homework on Sunday), but they treated all 3 students who finished the first week like royalty. He was crowned and celebrated and named the Shakespeare king!

Cycling Merit Badge

On Saturday, as a scout group we went on a 50 MILE BIKE RIDE!!!!!!!!! We got up in the morning at 6:00 and had a tiny breakfast, then left. We started the ride at the head of the Jordan River parkway, and set out! It was hard, long, and tiring but we got 37 miles in before lunchtime! Back at the head of the trail, the moms had put together a lunch buffet. (Funny, I wonder why it’s spelled like that) It was delicious! We started out again, but the last 10 miles must have been the worst ten miles in the world! In the course of five minutes everyone had a flat tire! Shortly after fixing Eric’s tire (he’s one of the scouts) he completely BLEW his back tire! It was hard but we had a lot of fun! (It still hurts to sit down though.)