Tuesday, April 26, 2011

West journal 2

 Well, so far I am loving this road trip. The first place I went to in the West was Death Valley. I learned that Death Valley is the lowest point in North America. Many people come to Death Valley every year to see the beautiful sunset and scenery. By the way, I did spit but I never saw it reach the bottom so I guess it did not work.

The next place I went to is Hoover Dam ( I am not sure about my order of going to places so if it is wrong do not make fun of me ). While there I saw that the dam had made its own lake called Lake Mead. I also learned that it brings lots of water to the West and Southwest.

Then I went to Alcatraz Island. This was the most fun part of my West trip. It was such a heavily guarded prison that only 3 people escaped. Even though they escaped they supposebly died on the boat ride back to San Francisco. The prison was very cruel but the food was considered good.

After that I took a boat to the Pacific Ocean and I saw why the Pacific Ocean is important to the West. It is important because it is easy to trade to Asia from it. It also supplies the West with many fish and crustaceans.

The fifth and last place I went to was Hollywood. While in Hollywood I learned that the West is very big in the movie business. Many famous singers, comedians, and actors live and work there. I even saw Lady Gaga while I was there.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Begining of the West

   If you remember from my last journal I have many questions about the West. I still do, but not as many as I used to have.

For my major city I am planning to go to Hollywood. I want to go there because I heard many tourists go there. I also want to go there because of all the movie stars. I hope I see one. At least one.

After that I am planning to go to the Pacific Ocean for my body of water. I am planning to go there because of all its trade and resources. I hope I catch a big fish!

For my historical place I am planning to Alcatraz Island. I have heard that many notorious criminals have been there. I want to see how bad their lives were on the island.

After that for my land I will go to Death Valley. I heard it is the lowest place on land in the U.S.A.. I wonder what will happen if I spit from the top of the valley. Will my spit hit someone in the head and give them a concussion. Who knows???!!!

For my 5th and final place I will go to Hoover Dam. I am guessing it is very important because of it bringing lots of fresh water to many places.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Midwest Journal 2

Well, my trip got off to a great start. First I started in Chicago. Then I went to St.Louis and boy, I had fun there. I also went to the Gateway Arch. Did you know the Gateway Arch symbolizes westwerd expansion? While I was in Missouri I decided I should also see the Mississippi River. Man, it was dirty! I can't believe people would ruin such a big fresh water source. I can only hope that not all of the river is like that. What a waste!

After that I headed to the Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota. I saw one of the biggest mountain carvings in the world there. It was of a great Native American. Then I went to the museum. It had many Native American artifacts and artwork. I had learned that they set up the memorial to keep Native American culture alive.

Then after that I decided to go to the Dunes of Duluth in Minnesota. The reason I went there was because it was a big tourist attraction because of its activities and its beach.And tourists = MONEY$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.

After that I went to the Ozarks. I loved it! I went there to learn why it was important in the Midwest. I learned that it was a big tourist attraction and as I said before tourists = MONEY$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. while I was there I went kayaking and did many other activities.

Well thats the end of my second Midwest journal so BYE!

PS: I hope everyones trip is so far great.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Begining of my Road Trip

I already know a lot about the Midwest( because I live there ),but I would certainly like to learn more. One of the things I would like to learn is more about its history. Did countries fight over who gets to have the land that now is the Midwest?

The region I will most like to learn about will be the Northeast because I find it the most interesting. I especially find Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia. I find them most interesting because they are very historic and many interesting things have happened in those cities. I have been to New York City and Boston but I have not ever been to Philadelphia so I have MANY questions about Philadelphia like has it ever been used as a battleground in a war?

And the West, I have LOTS of questions about it. This is because I have only been there once and that was for two days so I do not know a whole lot about the West. I would especially like to learn a lot about the gold rush. How did people find out about the gold and how did people get to the gold?

And all those other regions, I do not not really care about them because they are not as interesting. I still do have SOME questions about them but not nearly as much as the West and the Northeast.

Well, this is the end of my first journal so to end it off I will say one thing. I hope I have a great time on this road trip!