Denali National Park part 2

This morning we slept in till 10:00! When we got up we went back to Denali and took a two mile hike. On the hike we saw a Caribou that was 30 feet away! Also on the hike we climbed a mountain made of rocks. (It was like rock climbing!) When we got off the mountain we had lunch. When we were eating we had a very persistent seagull waiting for some food, which he didn’t get. After that we went hiking in the rivers made by the Glaciers so they were freezing cold. When we came back to the RV park we had a wonderful chicken dinner. Now I am talking to you. Tomorrow we will be driving most of the day to Tok so a lot more relaxing then today. Half way done with the trip, hope things are going smooth back home. Talk to you all later, bye!

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Denali National Park

Today we got up earlier than usual to be ready for the bus to take us to Denali. We got on a bus which started taking us to Eielson (a visitor center in Denali.) The bus dropped us off at a rest stop and we decided which mountain we wanted to climb. We chose a mountain called Polychrome. It took us an hour and a half to climb the mountain, when we got to the top we rested then climbed another mountain which also took us an hour and a half. After that we got back on the bus and drove the rest of the way to Eielson. Then back down again. Along the way we saw lots of wild animals around us! As we came home at 9:45 P.M. (We were at the for 12 whole hours) we had dinner and now I am writing you this. I am missing everyone back at home even though I am having a spectacular time in Alaska!

– Elizabeth

  
    

  
    
     
     
  

First Days in Alaska!!

We left our house at 3:30 on Wednesday, we had a 5:39 minute flight to Anchorage. On the plane dad met a really nice flight attendant who got us big boxes of treats, a special drink, and extra cookies! As we got to Anchorage we got dropped off at the hotel that we thought was ours, we had to walk across the street to get to our actual hotel. When we woke up in the morning we went to the Anchorage Museum and had a fun time there playing with bubbles and stuff. Pretty soon we got our RV and went to Walmart for some groceries. Then we hit the road and drove down to Seward. When we woke up we drove down to the harbor and got on the Alaskan Explorer and went on a 6 hour boat tour. We saw Glaciers, Sea Lions, Otters, Humpback Whales, Orcas, Puffins, and many more cool things. (Nobody threw up!) As we came back to the RV we stoped and took a 1mile walk to a Glacier. When we got back to our camp ground we had s’mores and played black jack by the fire.  
    
    
    
    
        
 

Sydney!!!!!!!

Today is our last day to explore Australia 🙁 so we did our routine. We started off the day by swimming!!!!! It was our last time to swim so everybody got in the pool. We did not stay in the pool for long though before moving in to the hot tub because it was chilly. We went down to a breakfast buffet where they had so much good food it was amazeballs (as I say). After breakfast we walked down to the Sydney Harbour through the botanic gardens. It was nice to see the Sydney Opera House again and the bridge. As we walked down the streets I remembered when we first got to Sydney and all of those adventures like the whale watching :(. After we were done walking around Sydney we went to a nice place to eat like at Bennihana. It was a hysteracal meal!!!  First we had to catch a raw egg which sounded gross to get on you but thankfully we all caught the eggs. Next we played a “Special Game” which was the most funny part of all. We all put a bowl for protection then out of nowhere he started flinging egg bits at us!!!!!! It was so funny! So funny that if you want to hear it again and get more information you should read my dad’s post. Sleepy time, love you all bye!

Elizabeth August 5, 2014 2 Comments Permalink

Back to where we started

Today we drove to Mossman Gorge a national park. At the gorge we took a long hike that had a boardwalk, suspension bridge, lookouts, rivers, and a rain forest in it. Sam even got to hang on a vine!!!! A couple of highlights on the hike were, at a lookout there was a river and we climbed on the rocks in the river for 45min it was that fun, we also got to walk across a suspension bridge it was fun but a little scary to walk when the bridge while it sways. Today we brought back the car we rented because we are flying to Sydney, I think getting our car was a good idea because it is good to have your own space. The flight was about two and a half hours. When we got to Sydney we went to our hotel room because it is late and we are tired. We have one more day to explore in Sydney then we are coming home!!!! We miss you guys and we are ready to go home see you soon.

            

Elizabeth August 4, 2014 2 Comments Permalink

Rainforest

Today we started our day earlier then normal because we had some exploring to do. We got in our car and drove to a sky rail. We took the sky rail up to a look out over a gorge. Then we got back on the sky rail and we were in a rainforest so there was a lot of trees. I had never been in a rainforest before so this was a cool experience. We got back off the sky rail and took a little hike. After we finished the hike we got back on the sky rail. When we got to our final destination we went to a butterfly garden and got butterflys to land on us it tickled a little bit. Next we went to a bird house where birds could land on you which my mom “loved”. I liked to pet some of the birds heads. Then when we were done there we went to a Koala House where my dad and Samantha got to hold a Koala!!! They thought it was pretty amazing and who wouldn’t think so. We also got to feed Walabys, it tickles when they lick your hand!!!! We also did some shopping in the town. There are a lot of stores there just like Abour Lakes. We came down for the rainforest on a train which is fun I think. When we came back to our hotel I started working on this post and we were all sitting down and doing nothing.

                    

Crocodiles :)

Today we went to a zoo place and got to see crocs!!! I know it might sound a little scary but it was really cool. We went on a boat ride in a swamp looking thing were the crocs live, watched a show were somebody went in to the crocs swamp and told us about crocs, and went to a croc farm with hundreds of baby crocs. We spent a lot more time there then we expected because it was so amazing. At the croc zoo thing there were also Walabys, Koalas, Snakes, and Lizards. It was just like any other zoo but the main animal was the crocs. After that cool but interesting adventure we came back to the hotel and went to the… What is it guys?? That’s right we went to the pool and the…. yep the ocean!!!!!! I mean who wouldn’t want to go and play at the ocean everyday it is just so relaxing. There is just no way not to be relaxed. There has also not been a day were we have not had a good dinner and tonight the streak continues because my dad’s wonderful, spectacular, epic, amazing cooking. After dinner we went back to watching TV as always 🙂 🙂 but we had all ready had a good day. Today was warmish kind of on the hot side so people got tired a little faster today which was ok because we had an awesome day with out a doubt.         

Port Douglas

Today we were kind of lazy watching TV and playing on I Pads but we finally got out of bed and went to Port Douglas. At Port Douglas we went shopping in the town which was cool to see how there stores are (not that different). We also got to go a different beach, the sand was hard but still fun to play in the ocean. We also got to have ice cream!! It was pretty fun at Port Douglas. When we got back from our adventure we went to the pool and swam in the ocean it never gets old :). It was a nice sunny day and perfect for exploring, swiming, and eating a good meal on the deck. It was a good day. Sorry for no pictures but I hope you have a picture in your head.

Relaxing Even More!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today we woke up and got to watch TV for a while. It was very relaxing just to lay in bed and watch. After I was done watching TV we went to the pool and the ocean. The pool was cold but very refreshing and the ocean was warmer then the pool which was strange, but it was saltier of course. Next we watched some more TV then we took a walk on the beach. It was nice to walk in the water it reminded me of walking on the beach in Florida. We had another amazing dinner tonight that my dad made. We are also having another great relaxing night and I hope you guys will too.             

Elizabeth July 31, 2014 1 Comment Permalink

Cairns!!!!!!

Today we flew from Melbourne to Carins. Cairns is like the Florida of Australia (says Samantha). We are staying at a hotel on the ocean it has a pool in front too. It is very relaxing just to sit on the deck and watch the ocean. We got to go swimming in the pool today and we swam in the ocean. It was Mark and Samantha’s first time in the Pacific Ocean and I think they enjoyed it very much. We also had chicken, chips, and oranges on our deck which was nice because we have not done that in a while. It has just been a super relaxing day. Miss you Oufreez, Dominic, and Maya and all of you guys.