Saturday, July 15, 2017

Justice Vacations in the Bahamas With Eric

JusticeFirst, we took Justice on our cruise. We took him to the Bahamas. Then we took him to the British Virgin Islands. We had a great time.
Justice in the Bahamas

Monday, May 8, 2017

Freedom's Trip with McKenzie to California

   For spring break, I took Freedom to San Francisco for a four-day trip where we stayed with family friends and had a beautiful view of Twin Peaks and the San Francisco Bay! 
At the top of Twin Peaks overlooking the city
At the top of Twin Peaks
overlooking the city
   Freedom and I visited tons of places in San Francisco. We went to the California Academy of Sciences, hiked in Land’s End with awesome views of the Golden Gate Bridge, and went to Dolores Park, which had a huge playground and even tightrope performers. At Land’s End, we touched the Pacific Ocean, which was way colder than at the beach at home.  
Hanging out in a lion’s mouth at the entrance to China Town
Hanging out in a lion’s mouth
at the entrance to China Town
   We also went to the top of Twin Peaks and, after a cable car ride, walked through the whole city (with lots of stairs and hills). We stopped at Ghiradelli Square for a 10:00 AM brownie sundae, Little Italy for a yummy pasta lunch and Chinatown for some homemade fortune cookies!  My favorite stop was Fisherman’s Wharf where we saw tons of Sea Lions – they were very loud and funny! 

   I also saw the house from Full House, the redwood forest in Muir Woods and tons of animals at the San Francisco Zoo. It was amazing to see so many tall trees in Muir Woods – I thought the trees in Wilmington were big and old, but these trees were even taller and older! We even learned about taking care of the environment since you have to compost in San Francisco – we’ve started composting at home now because of seeing it in San Francisco. The trip home was long but cool, too, since we saw tons of snow as we flew over the Rocky Mountains. It was way more snow than we see in Wilmington. 
   We had a great spring break! I hope to go back to San Francisco soon! 

An amazing slide at Dolores Park

At the Sea Lion statue at Fisherman’s Wharf
At the Sea Lion statue at Fisherman’s Wharf

At the top of Coit Tower
At the top of Coit Tower

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Justice Travels to the Austrian Alps

view of the Alps
JusticeNiko took Justice to Lech am Arlberg in Austria. Lech is a mountain village and an exclusive ski resort. It has lifts and gondolas connecting to the neighboring villages, making it the 5th largest skiing area in the world.
student won a silver medal

Justice watched Niko win a silver medal.

Justice made new friends in Austria
Justice made a lot of friends from all over the world.  Some of them were Jonas and Alexia.  

Justice with a Parsley student
Justice was truly a great travel companion. Niko looks forward to showing him other parts of the world in the future.

Liberty and Mia Spend Spring Break in Turks and Caicos

For spring break I took Liberty to Turks and Caicos. We had so much fun! We stayed five nights at the Beaches resort. They have a water park and seven pools to swim in.
playing soccer
holding a kittenThe grounds are beautiful as well. There are flowers and palm trees everywhere. We played a lot of soccer in the grassy area in front of our room and met lots of feral kitty cats. We almost brought one home! 

on a glass-bottomed boat
getting ready to snorkelThere were so many fun ocean activities. One of my favorite activities was snorkeling. We saw really cool sea animals like parrot fish and puffer fish. The coral was beautiful! Another favorite activity was a glass-bottom boat ride. We saw a huge stingray! 

on the beachThe beach was so pretty. The water is the most beautiful shade of blue. I learned that the water is so blue because in the Caribbean the sea is calm, warm, and has minimal sea life. 

We had a great spring break! I hope we can go again soon!