Over the last 3 weekends, I’ve been taking an NSL course so I can be a lifeguard. I took it at the university and the guy who taught it was the pool director there. The first two days were a lot of swimming and some first aid. It wasn’t too hard, but definitely challenging. The second weekend was all first aid and learning how the pool works with all the chemicals and the behind the scene functions at the pool. We didn’t even get in the pool. The third weekend was pretty much all swimming. We did fitness tests, scenarios and some more first aid. In the end, I thought it was easy. I knew my first aid and knew what I had to do, so I passed without a problem.
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When Preston was here, we took a 2 and a half hour drive south to the Sonora Caves. There were tours every half an hour and we got there just as one was about to start. We got the the entrance of the cave and the tour guide explained to use that it was a felony to ever touch any of the cave. I soon learned that it was very hard to not touch the cave! When we started to go into it, it was very humid. We weren’t allowed to take anything down there except our cameras; not the cases, sunglasses, flashlights, anything, Not even water. It wasn’t that hot, but around half-way, we got very thirsty.
We started going through the cave, and it was really neat. Some rooms of the cave were really big and some were really small. Sometimes we had to duck under stuff to not touch any of the cave. Some places were not very wide. It was really amazing to see all the stuff that goes on 155 feet under us. There wasn’t any wild life in the cave: No bugs, no rabbits, no birds, because it’s all pitch black! The tour guide turned off all the lights once we were all sitting down and you could not see a thing. Most of the pictures didn’t turn out because it was quite dark, even with the lights on. Here are some of the better ones.
We went windsurfing for the first time this year. The water wasn’t that cold so we didn’t have to wear a wet suit. We got everything out and ready and started going.
The wind was blowing a different direction than what I was used to, but I ended up going pretty fast out to the other side of the lake. It’s when I turned around it got… a little freaky. I wanted to go back to get some water so I tried to go to the shore. The wind was going a different way than what I wanted it to and it was really hard. I had to zig zag back a few times and I was really tired.
When I finally did get back one of the guys that was there said, “Come on, the wind is great!”, so I ended up going out again, which was my first mistake. My second mistake was that I should have gone with a smaller sail. Caleb down-sized when he came in so I could have used his, which is smaller. The wind had picked up and I started sailing. It was great going out, but I had the same problem coming back in. Except this time I was REALLY tired. I wasn’t even half way back when I dropped the sail and had to sit down on the board to rest. I did that a few more times and had to swim the rest of the way back to the shore, where I carried the sail and board back to the shacks to put them away. Here are some pic…
R: So Sneaker, why do you want to be president?
S: What? I don’t want to be president!
R: But, you said you are running for president.
S: That’s right! I think I have a good chance too.
R: So your confident?
S: Oh yes. Very confident. I have to be. That’s the only way anybody can win.
R: So what will your first act as president be?
S: President? Well, I guess the first thing I’ll do is go and party with my buds.
R: Are you sure that’s being a good role model for people? Shouldn’t you be lowering taxes or something?
S: Um…. I can’t lower taxes.
R: You will be able to if you win the election.
S: Election? What are you talking about? I’m just running for president.
R: Exactly. What do you think about the other people running for president? Do you think they have a chance?
S: No. I am confident I’ll win this race. I told you that already.
R: As you’ve seen, this little sneaker is confident he’ll win this years election for president. I’m Bozo Bingo from Silly News. Thank you for watching.
On Saturday we went to Sweetwater to meet up with some friends to go shooting at the range out there. We drove to the range and unloaded their armory in the back of their car. They had…. Uh…. Let me think here, um. A LOT OF GUNS!!!! .22′s, .44′s, 9mm, 45, and many others. I think my favorite was the 1911 they had. It has the most kick and felt the best for me. But all the guns they had were fun to shoot.
Yeah, I got bitten or stung or sat on by something Tuesday night and my hand is swollen. Caleb, a friend and I were hiding from our friends mom coming to pick him up at around 9:00 PM. We hid behind the sign by our house. It has a few kinds of plants that are more like little sticks now because of the time of the year. We were circling around it so that his mom couldn’t see us as she drove by. I felt a pain in my finger and thought I just got poked by a little twig or something. When I went inside I saw it started to swell. The next morning, my whole finger was swollen and there was a little white bump. A day later the whole left side of my hand is swollen. I don’t know who or what did it… But I’m not dead yet so I don’t think it was a Black Widow.