Family Photos. I love taking photos with my family but this time it was unique. We had a wonderful time taking pictures at the beach, and how the wind blew through our hair, and the waves crashing into our backs. Not really, just trying to make the description more exaggerating. Even though I'm supposed to be a teenager and hate hanging out with my family, but we had a blast and I couldn't wish to be happier.
Latley I haven't been wanting to join my family in activities, but as soon as our family reaches our destination I enjoy the activity. This weekend our family loaded up to visit the local zoo in Brevard County. There are a lot of different animals species. One thing that haven't seen in a zoo before is themes. I really liked it. When I entered and saw the different animals I felt like I was in a different world. It was incredible. They had certain animals go into themes. For example mer-cats, giraffes, rinos, camels, and ostriches were gathered in one theme and it was called Africa. Also alligators, crocodiles, monkeys, snakes, and sloths are put in the Florida theme. I also liked the employees. They are super friendly and cooperative. They answered a lot of my questions, And bonus point, you can tell that they put time and effort into their jobs, and that they really care about the animals. But there are a few things that can change. I couldn't find one water fountain in the entire park. We ran out of water on the second theme. I also think they need more animals. They just have the same animals that every other zoo has. And everything was so expensive. One piece of lettuce cost $2.00 just to feed a giraffe. There are things to be unexpected though, like there is a monkey called the Sun Lion Monkey. You think it would be pretty big, but it's really small, its probably the size of a baby monkey. My ultimate favorite part was visiting the stingrays and fishes. One sting ray was really big and was gliding on the side of the glass, so I put my hand in the water and touched it. It was slimy and smooth at the same time. The employee that was there said that the texture on its body helps it glide through the water faster. I found that fascinating. I was about to leave and it came back again, only to do a little trick. It splashed water everywhere and I got soaked. I was kind of happy about that though, I was really hot. I wasn't really looking forward to go to the zoo, but I'm glad I did. I recommend coming to the Brevard Zoo, if you are bored. It's great to see animalsand seeing what they are like. If you have an assignment on a certain animal, come to this zoo. You can learn about the animals, and if you have questions the workers will definitely help you out.
A STARFISH JOURNEY
The clock turned to 2:27. That means lunch time, and my stomach was screaming for some coral. The normal day of a starfish. Wake up, find a spot to have breakfast, then take a nap till lunch. Starfish come everywhere from the ocean to eat this coral. I found a nice area where no one can find me. Best spot in town where the food is beyond belief. Just minding my own business, currently eating the wonderful coral, then I saw a shadow cross over me. I tried to tell myself that I need to stay calm, but it didn’t work. My fear wasn’t going anywhere. When I almost peed my pants it reached it's dangerous large tentacles. They look a lot like my stems but without my pokey sides. Anyway, they were big and scary. It picked me up and I was screaming inside. What happens if I never see my family ever again. As the creature glides through the water, I got to see the neighborhood, it was outstanding, I never got to see it from this point of view. I looked at the monster, and I never seen anything like it. I saw bubbles coming out of a tube. There next to his face, a little tube, it looks like it helps him breathe. I keep looking forward and we are over the clear yellow sand. NO NO we can't go to the land we can't, way to dangerous for me. It could dry me up and kill the life out of me. He comes out of the water and I try to control my breathing. Then I see things that look exactly this creature. But these creatures look a little different. They have longer hair, and don’t have hair on their faces. As I look at it, they are all different sizes. That means some of them are older and some of them are younger. I looked at them and they are very pretty and beautiful. They took care of me. The oldest one put me in the water a couple of times. One of them wanted to throw me in the water. I almost screamed, but the two other ones put me somewhere else. I saw a whole bunch of rock and little tide pools. They put me in one and they watched to see what I could do. Eventually they left to go to their home. I was sad when they left, but hide tide came by and swept me back to my home and rock. Biggest adventure in my life and hopefully the only one.
My Trip to Costa Rica
Things you can do while you are there.
Every single year, my parents take us on a journey to a different country. This year they decided to take us to the lovely and amazing Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is a beautiful country. And Costa Rica is a very popular tourist area. It has active volcanoes that spew hot lava and stars that light up the night sky through the many rainforest tree's. Whether it's back packing through the mountains or just relaxing down at the crystal water beaches, you will have a splendid time.
The one thing that you have to see is the Sunsets. Every night at 6:00 exactly the sun goes down below. Sometimes the're clouds that are in the way but it can still be a wonderful sight. The sky fills with all sorts of different colors. And the clouds absorb them. The clouds can be pink, yellow, orange, and we even saw purple cotton candy clouds. So if want a romantic dinner or have a memorable night with family go to the beach and watch the sunset and let it take your breath away.
Want to take an adventure, got to Diamanté Adventure Park. It has lots of activity from horseback riding to superman Ziplining. Have you ever wondered what it is it like to fly. With the wind in your hair and your mouth bouncing around like a dogs with his head out of the car's window? Then this is the Zipline for you. The Zipline is a 1 mile long and is about 2:00 min. When you go off the edge you are scared and baffled. You have an amazing view of the beach and the forest. When you zip down the line you feel like you're flying like a bird . Diamanté also has the largest animal sanctuary in Guanacaste. You have the chance to stand close, face to face to the animal species of the rainforest. The sanctuary has Sloths, Monkeys, Pumas, Jaguars, and Toucans. They also have dozen of other species. Frogs, Snakes, Birds, and a world class butterfly exibit. Diamanté is an adventure you surely don't want to miss.
Beaches are totally worth a long drive to visit. In Playa Flamingo, waves can get up to 10 feet. Wonderful for surfing, and fun to just jump over them. Pirate beach has everything for a fun day at the beach. You can either look for creatures in the rocks, jump big waves, get some sun, or even go to the island. Beaches are beautiful in Costa Rica, and you wished you weren't anywhere else.
Being asked to leave my home and friends at the beginning of my teenage years was not that easy. I can't say that I went willingly, but I didn't put up much of a fight. You will always find friends where ever you are. Sometimes your family is all the friends you need. Follow me as I take a little more honest approach to some of the crazy things we do as a family.