Sunday, September 26, 2010

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Last weekend I hung out with some girls my age. They were renting one of the cabins because it was one of their birthdays. I got to spend the night with them and we tried to build a fort on the playground, but when the parents went to the cabin to go potty and we weren't there they freaked out and we had to go back inside, but it was fun.

A couple nights ago we went and hung out with the owners and some of the other people that work here. One of the owners kids ran outside with a cereal box and a lighter and started a fire in the fire pit. When it started going out he went back inside at got more trash, after that all the boys were going in and out with trash, and then they started gettting trash from the garbage cans around the campground. it was pretty funny.

We went to Cave Springs Georgia on Friday to see a cave. It was kinda small, I was expecting it to be a lot bigger, and have water dripping from the ceiling or something, but my said it was a dead cave. They had an underwater spring, and supposedly it's the cleanest water source on this side of the pacific.

Last but not least, I added a couple of things to my BeHappyKid store, so you should definately go check that out.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Waco Fall Fest

So yesterday was the Waco Fall Fest. I don't think I've ever seen that many people in one place in this town since we've been here. It was really hot so we didn't stay most of the day because everyone was complaining that they wanted to go.

They had a talent show later on that Lorenzo and I had already signed up for, I only signed up because there were no other musicians and he needed someone to compete against. I had to do an easy song because I had less than 2 days, I ended up playing "When I Come Around" from Green Day.

Everyone in talent contest was a singer! Most of them were really good, but they had 3 old ladies judging, supposedly they had all worked in the music business for a very long time, but who knows how long ago that was. It was all country, but they not once chose the people that actually deserved to win. The singers were divided in age groups 15 and under, and 16 and up. For the 15 and under group, the first girl played guitar and sang and in my opinion she was the best. The girl that got 1st place was alright, but the girl who got second place sang the star spangled banner and in my honest opinion, she was absolutely terrible, but, to each his own.

For the 16 and up group, they did a little better when they picked the winners. They chose some girl that had great stage performance for 1st place, a barber quartet for 2nd, and an amazing singer for 3rd. I think the barber quartet or the girl who got 3rd should have won and my dad thinks the same.

When it was my turn to play I couldn't hear the music at all so I sounded like absolute crap! I could only feel the bass drum and it screwed up the whole song. Supposedly one of the judges was giving the sound guys dirty looks when he tried to turn it up. So I was ready to just collapse when I got off the stage.

When Renzo went up he said he couldn't hear the music all that great either, but he still did a whole hell of a lot better than I did.

They called us both up to the stage and Renzo got a 1st place trophy and $100 and I got $25. It was definitely an experience, I can tell ya that. We ended up splitting the money, both because it was an unfair competition and also because he couldn't have done it without me. So I guess that means I get to go to my Flyleaf concert. YAY!

When we got back we had ice-cream and root beer with everyone up at the office to celebrate. All in all it was an interesting experience.


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Day trip to Talladega National Forest and More

Things were getting a bit stagnat for awhile. Everyone was getting restless, wanting to move on. We decided we have to venture out. Fear of breaking down yet again couldn't continue to hold us back. So we all took a deep breath and hoped for the best. Happy to report we made to Alabama and back with no problems except for a scare that the brake problem was not yet fixed properly. Turned out it was just from having to use the brakes a bit more going up and down all the hills. I think my heart skipped beat when Dennis said STOP! I smell breaks again. Thankfully all was okay.
We hiked to what was supposed to be waterfalls. Well.... we didn't find much in the way of waterfalls but it was beautiful and we had a blast climbing on the rocks and some of us took a shower in the what was flowing. It was an awesome day and rechared us all.
We are getting antsy and wanting to move on, but it looks as though we will be hanging around till November. Have to secure some cash and possibly another work camping gig. We shall see what is in store. No more plans set in stone since God seems to have other plans and it trips us up. Just going with the flow from here on out.
I would post pics but seems I can't figure it out. Gonna have to have Jacquedo it for me. In the meantime if you want to check out some pics of our day you can head on over to my website or or even find me on facebook.
We did meet a family travelling fulltime. They got us beat. They have six kids. Glad to have some kids during the week. Jacque has girls her ageto hang with a couple of days. Good things are happening. May God keep us on the upswing.
Hope everyone is having an awesome time in whatever they are doing and werever they are.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Weekend Fun

Well, it's been quite a while, so I figured I'd post something on here to fill everyone in on what we've been up to.
A few weeks ago we went to a little town thingy a little ways up the road. It was pretty much empty, but we got some neat pictures there. There were train tracks going in between buildings and it was just a neat little town.

After that we went to a "ghost town" although it honestly was not much of a ghost town. There were houses all up and down the road and all there really was was a cemetery. Some of the headstones were from way back in th 1800's. The cemetery was a little weird though, because most of the graves were fenced in, but there was one part where there were just a bunch of them sprawled out in a little clearing by the road.

Last Friday we went to Cheaha State Park in The Talledega National Forest. There were a bunch of trails and stuff to walk up and we chose the Silent Trail (we weren't very quiet). We walked about a mile until we came to the waterfall we were looking for. There wasn't a whole lot of water because the river was low, but either way it was beautiful! We got to climb on the rocks, and everything, there was even one part where there was water coming of tree roots so it was just like and shower and the boys actually went and stood under it. The water was incredibly soft and clean too. We had pictures, but I don't think they're on the computer, and I don't feel like uploading them, maybe later.

This weekend was a blast! There were a bunch of kids here for Labor Day weekend and the campground had a bunch of activities. There was a Pinewood Derby Car Race thing, the  boys made cars and were obsessing over them, trying to make them as fast as they could without going over the weight limit. Some old guy I think won 1st place, some kid got second, and I think one of my brothers friends got 3rd. I'm sure if that's exactly right though, because I was in the bus, sick. There was a glowstick train ride too. When me and my brothers got on everyone started screaming and there was one girl who was probably 8 or 9 who kept saying "Stop! Stop screaming! You're gonna make my ears bleed! Please! Stop!" and she would scream at the top of her lungs and say "Now stop!!!!!!!!!!!" It was kind of funny honestly. There were also a bunch of kids chasing the train and jumping on the back of it, which the boys and I joined in on when we got off, but after that rounf they told us we weren't allowed to do it anymore because someone might get hurt, I guess they were right, but come on! We were having fun, I don't think we were being to stupid. Last night they had a campfire/cookout. My dad played some acoustic rock covers, we roasted hot dogs and marshmallows and just had ourselves a good 'ole time! After the campfire the boys got Brad's had (Brad is out parent's new buddy and a guy that works here) so he chased them around for a couple of hours and got Rickey in the pool, then I joined in. When he finally got his hat back all the kids (I mean almost all the kids in the campground) tackled him and we got it back. He said he'll chase us for it again to day after he gets off work and he also said that me and my brothers are all getting thrown in the pool.

I started making some bottlecap necklaces. Some of them actually turned out pretty cool. I think I'm gonna put them up for sale on my store when they're all done.

So all in all this weekend has been pretty good for the most part, by far the most fun I've had on this adventure so far. As of yesterday, I don't want to leave this place, it's to much fun on the weekends.