Prepping to Leave for Vacation

Breighton has been taking classes at the Tarpon Campus of SPC so Mom and I get to hang out and wait since it is silly to drive home. Today we went exploring and found donuts. SO many donuts! I picked some Emoji Donuts and others. I really liked them but still kind of prefer Publix maple glazed. We went back to campus to walk around and there was an Earth Day event. I planted lucky bamboo, bean seeds, learned about some of the campus clubs and then snuggled a breaded dragon for nearly an hour while we waited for Breighton to finish with an extra study session for his final test. The next day we had our end of the year party for 4-H. This year went ice skating! We had so much fun. I am going to miss our regular club as we transition to the new archery program full time next year.  The next day we went to the laser tag place for Ellis’ birthday party. Hard to believe little Ellis is 8! Not so little anymore.  Mom took us to see a the Avengers movie at the Cinema Cafe. We arrived super early to make sure we got good seats. We got a bit goofy while waiting. We were acting out fight scenes but pretending to be scared. We came home to a frog on the motorhome! B got him off and then went to show me and it hopped into the garage. B had to go study for a final so Mom and I played HUNT THE FROG for an hour. After moving two shelves of tile we finally found the little bugger and released him back to the outside world.

Forest Ecology State Contest

We had a great practice round for the contest. Mom set up stations for identification and everyone pretended like it was the real contest. Our motley crew. After the day was done it was time for awards. I only missed 1 question! I got 1st place again. So for my 3 first years I received 2nd with I was 8, 1st when I was 9 and 1st when I was 10. Next year I go up an age group. I know most of the material already so I am hoping to do very well. Out junior team also placed 1st.

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More March Madness

We ended up boon docking at the Newberry Sports Complex since Mom’s foot is still injured. She had to volunteer on the back range but got twitch us shoot on the front. B, Maleah and I were all next to each other so we kept chatting. Ellis found ways to keep busy and have a fun time. He improved Breighton’s scores.
I got 1st in my division. I shot really well again. I am excited to move up next year to the intermediate level. Goofy group!

Mom had surgery to remove the pencil part, but they couldn’t find it! UGH! I thought this was HILARIOUS! Mom is back to archery as we wrap up our year. I am excited for the growing club next year. Oh. more hamsters! B went to Latin State with Mom and I hung out at Grandma’s house. We went to Tarpon springs and I picked out some pretty nautilus shells and then we went and had lunch, more fun to play with than to eat, it was rubbery.  The new archery targets have arrived, this will be EPIC! Mom is getting around on a knee scooter, we thing it is funny to make a giant wall to protect her. Oh boy we are FUNNY!

Tampa Airport Field trip

We had an amazingly cool trip to Tampa Airport today. We got a behind the scenes tour of many areas. MY favorite was the police and dispatch station. It was like sitting in the war room watching a zillion monitors watching traffic, terminals and other things. We learned about the history of the airport. We got to see the base of the tower where they monitor the flights. The ARRF was also really cool. We got to see all the training rooms for the firefighters. There was another group in the “normal” meeting room so we got to hang out in the comfy chairs in their media room. There were no complaints! Seeing all the gear was neat. I was amazed at the different suits for different type of calls. Most calls are airport terminal calls and nearby traffic stuff. They have a fancy fireproof suit for working around hot burns like jet fuel. The fire trucks are cool. They have a long rod on the front for piercing the plane to inject the foam. Each truck is equipped with different fire fighting equipment but it is all listed on a huge board. A better look at the injector. The firefighters have to use the gym 1 -2 hours a day! We saw one of the Trump planes leaving the airport. It was here for maintenance from back during his campaign!  We took a tour of the tarmac and other areas at the airport you normally dont get to see. This is a training burn fuselage. Several times a year in the middle of the night they do training. They di it in the night because people would panic if they saw flames at the airport and smoke in the day! This is one of the repair hangers. Any brand plane can come for service for the right amount of money. This wall is for testing the engines. It buffers the sounds from the area. We did a figure eight inside the area. This is not at the airport but who can resist looking at Blue my hamster! And Butterscotch. Oh and mom hurt her foot the day after the airport tour. She managed to impale a pencil into her foot, mechanical, and it broke off in her toe. She has to go to the foot doctor on Monday and get an MRI as well. So she is still getting around…. via crutches and a cart. There is the tip! OKay since that was gross. Here is another photo of playtime with the hamsters.