Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Great Rapids, Michigan and Nappanee, IN

Today we are in Michigan, and we’re going to fix our RV. We have an oil leak that’s tiny. It is going to take a day. Michigan is like a rain forest because it’s all green and there are a lot of hills. The weather’s really nice and sunny. We went to a skateboarding park. We brought Ben’s scooter and Will’s ripstick. The first time we went there, we watched a whole bunch of guys do really cool things on BMX bikes and skateboards.

At Newmar, we went there again. I liked this time more because we went to Ms. Marlene’s house 3 or 4 times. They have ponies, and we had fun playing with their kids, Kari and Michael. We had a silent prayer before supper. That’s when nobody talks, and we think about God. It’s like praying but nobody talks out loud. The dinner we had was bread, salad, noodles, meatloaf patties with ketchup, and the dessert was the best thing ever…peanut butter pie! It tasted just like peanut butter and whipped cream mixed together. Our friends Sara, John, Jonathon, and Katie came too.

We did our school at the library once again. The library was boring, but Mom liked it because we did so much school. We went to a restaurant we really liked and it was called Corner Café. It was pretty cheap, the food was so good, and our favorite waitress was Amish and her name was Amanda.

At Newmar, we made friends named Joe, Anna, and Sam, and Mr. and Mrs. Wahl. I really liked Sam. He was all the same as me. We are both 7, and we have the same name! They were there to do the same thing as us. They were searching the world for a new home, just like us. They are going around the United States and Canada. They are going to go to Germany. We actually got to see kids! We taught them how to shoot Red Rider BB guns and air soft guns.

We went to the horse auction. It’s where Amish people go to buy horses. They need horses to pull their buggies. There were a whole bunch of horses lined up in order. People run around with the horses in a circle and that shows how well the horses listen. They have an auctioneer who was talking really fast (faster than I could ever talk). It was cool because there was another guy who looks for people to buy the horse. There were a whole bunch of buggies. I got to stand up on a post. My Dad held me and I took a picture. There was this stallion at the horse auction that was jumping up, and a man was whipping him to settle him down.

At this Amish restaurant, there was a fish fry. They gave out chicken and fish and mashed potatoes. It was really good. Our friends the Wahl’s came too. The Amish people are really nice and I want to be one when I grow up!

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