Sunday, November 28, 2010

Zoey and Freedom Spend Thanksgiving in Ellenboro, NC

My family and I took Freedom on a trip to my grandparent’s house for a traditional Thanksgiving celebration. We traveled five hours from Wilmington to Ellenboro, NC. Ellenboro is in Rutherford County and is located in the foothills of western North Carolina.

My grandmother and I planned and prepared our traditional feast of turkey and stuffing with all the trimmings. I was the sous chef, which means that I helped to prepare ingredients for the recipes. I also made brownie cupcakes with cream cheese icing!

After our big family meal on Thanksgiving day, my aunt, grandmother and I talked about our game plan for “Black Friday” shopping. We got up at 5:00 a.m. on Friday and shopped, shopped, shopped!

On Saturday we had our traditional bonfire down by the creek. We had fun riding four wheelers, visiting with our cousins, and roasting marshmallows!

Sunday morning came and it was time to head back to Wilmington. Only four more weeks until Christmas!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Disney World Adventures for Liberty, Alyssa, and Wes

We went to Disney World and it was lots of fun!! We stayed at the Polynesian and it was the best hotel that we have ever stayed in, because it had great restaurants and a private beach. The restaurants were very exciting, entertaining, and the food was delicious. We stayed on the monorail so we could get to the four Disney Parks very fast.

My favorite park was the Magic Kingdom and my favorite ride was the Buzz Light Year ride. Wes’ favorite Park was Epcot and his favorite ride was Space Mountain. In Magic Kingdom we also loved the Speedway because we both love to drive cars. I also liked the Presidents Presentation because it taught me a lot of things that I didn’t know. Like did you know that Theodore Roosevelt named the President's house the White House? Before that, presidents called it the Executive Mansion or the Presidents Palace, but in 1901 Theodore Roosevelt came up with the current name that we know today, the White House.

In the Magic Kingdom, Liberty rode with us on the Jungle Cruise. I don’t think she laughed at many of our guide’s jokes, but Wes and I got some of them.

At Hollywood Studios we both enjoyed the Indiana Jones Stunt Show because there was lots of action; something was always blowing up or on fire. Wes also liked Lights, Camera, Action because there were lots of interesting cars. We both loved Test Track because it is fast and you go through testing that real cars have to go though before they can be sold.

In Animal Kingdom, Wes, Liberty and I enjoyed the Animal Safari because it makes you feel like you are in South Asia, the Amazon River and the Nile River; the animals are very exotic. Liberty also liked the Bird Exhibit. It was really neat because there were birds from all different countries and they all had unique colors and designs. I think that this has been the best trip to Disney World yet

Friday, November 19, 2010

Freedom Joined Hunter and Amber in Disney

We left at 5 AM on Wednesday morning to Florida. We drove to Orange City FL and spent the night before heading to Disney World. We went to Animal Kingdom the first day. We saw lots of animals and rode lots of rides but our favorite was the safari ride where we rescued a baby elephant. All the animals were so close to the truck. It was very up closse and personal.

The second day we got to visit the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Freedom loved getting to see a show in front of Cinderella's castle. It started raining when we were riding on the Tomorrowland Speedway. Luckily we had Freedom all covered up so she didn't get wet. We got SOAKED!!

The next day we visited Epcot all day. We rode Spaceship Earth and Soarin'. They were great rides. On our last day we spent all day at the Magic Kingdom. We took Freedom on lots of rides and we even showed her the Liberty Bell. To finish the day off we stayed and saw the fireworks and the electirc parade. Then next day we left and headed home. It was a GREAT vacation!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ms. Froehlich and Freedom Experience a Cultural Exchange in Japan

In June 2010, Ms. Froehlich and Freedom traveled to Osaka, Japan with other teachers and professors from UNCW. They visited many historical and cultural sites and visited several Japanese schools. They participated in classes and were also able share with the students what school is like in the United States.

View Ms. Foehlich's slide show to see pictures and read about her trip.