Hi my name is Ivy and i am 8 years old and this is the story about how me and my uncle marc and my dad Johnny flew from ellsworth Kansas to boise Idaho.
And now the story begins. We had a long goodbye and then we loaded up my uncles Cessna 180 and took off then we flew
out of kansas and into nebraska and then we flew out of nebraska and into south dakota. This is a picture of us while we were flying. I’m sitting in the front right seat.
On the flight, we saw lots of grass and farms. Everything looked very small from way up in the air. It took us about 3 hours to get from Ellsworth to Custer South Dakota where we landed at the airport. When we landed we unloaded some of our things, we talked to the aiport people, and we picked up our rental car. We were kind of tired and hungry from the flight so we drove into town to look for food. We went to a place that had Buffalo burgers and I had Buffalo stuffed mushrooms and a peach slushie. After lunch, we drove out of town to find mt rushmore and on the way we saw crazy horse and then we got to mt rushmore. It was a really good slushie and it came with a second one, but that was all watered down.
Once we got to Mt. Rushmore, we parked and walked into the gate where they had the american flag and all of the state flags on big rock posts. After that, we went out on the balcony where everyone goes to take pictures. After that, we walked on the trail that goes up by the mountain and walked around to the museum where they had a presentation about Mt Rushmore. In the museum there was also a model of a building they started building behind Mt Rushmore so they could store things behind the mountain. But they never finished the building.
here is me and my uncle Marc with the kansas state flag.
heres me and my dad with mt rushmore .
heres a picture of mt rushmore with the trees.
we saw two woodchucks.
there were a lot blockking the way .
we drove out to a lake and hiked a trail but first we had to cross some rocks.
when we got back to where we started we walked around the rest of the lake.
when we drove back to the airport on the way we went through a tunnel.
That night, we camped at the airport. We came back from our drive to the airport and set up our tents and we ate freeze dried beef stroganoff and easy mac. We made a fire and I talked to mommy on the phone while daddy and uncle Marc finished setting up camp. After dinner we got ready for bed and then crawled into our sleeping bags. During the night we were woken up by the sound of the wind blowing, then the thunder started. It rained really really hard and there was thunder and lightning and wind. It sounded really scary, but Daddy and I cuddled up and stayed dry and warm in the tent through the storm. We fell back asleep after the storm passed, but everything was really wet in the morning outside the tent. We woke up in the morning, we packed up our tents and got some snacks for the trip, then we loaded up and took off from Custer, SD.
On the way, I took pictures of the mountains.
I also ate lots of beef jerky and trail mix, and drank lots of water.
We flew from Custer, to West Yellowstone, MT. On the way we flew over Yellowstone National Park. We saw lots of things, but the only good pictures were of the paint pots!
We landed in West Yellowstone right after flying over the park. We went to a little restaurant that had really really good food and a Very good milkshake!!
We took off from West Yellowstone and headed for Boise. Right after we took off, it got pretty bumpy and very windy. During the flight, I had to move from the front seat to the back seat because I didn’t feel good. It was hot and I felt really sick. I was really glad when we finally landed in Caldwell, ID. Even though I got sick on the last part of the flight, I told my Dad that I would do it all over again because it was so much fun!
I had a great trip and Uncle Marc didn’t have to go home for an entire week! I will remember this trip for my whole life.
This blog is a bit delayed (it took place in July, 2014.) as I forgot that typing is a very slow and frustrating process when you don’t know how to type. I had to reel in my desire to proof-read for capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. Since this was Ivy’s story I decided to leave it as is, a wonderful memento of her trip and also of her abilities at this time in her life. She had such a wonderful time on the trip and a good time recounting the trip with us as she told this story. I’m so grateful to my brother and husband for sharing such a fun and unique experience with her.