Tuesday, April 26, 2011

What I Did in the West

So, I went to the West, and went to some very interesting things. So, I chose to go to the site of the Gold Rush in California, Arches National Park in Moab, Utah, Los Angeles, California, where I also saw the Pacific Ocean, and Glacier National Park in the Northeastern part of Montana.
First, I went to Glacier National Park. It was beautiful! The sleek mountainside, alpine glaciers, the jagged peaks, the teeming wildlife, the lush forests, the waterfalls, and so much more made the view even prettier. While I was there, I looked closely at the Swiftcurrent Lake and Swiftcurrent Creek. The Swiftcurrent Creek goes down, then drops 100 feet into a waterfall! The journey had only started, but it was getting super.
Next, I went to the Gold Rush site. I learned a million things there. Before it happened a man named John Sutter was building a fort, but finds gold! He keeps it a secret with a friend, but word got out, and soon thousands of individuals set off to California. Very few of them made it and found lots of gold, but most of them only found themselves in a tremendous journey. They faced unending days of dark, back-breaking days on sea or by land. It seemed that the Gold Rush made the population rise, and California was a state. The Gold Rush was a good place to go.
Afterwards, I went to Los Angeles. Los Angeles is the second most populous city after New York in the U.S. It is though the 3rd richest and the 5th most powerful and influential city in the world. It is the world center of business, international trade, media, entertainment, culture, fashion, science, technology, and education.
While I was there, I took a glimpse at the Pacific Ocean. It spreads from the Arctic Ocean to the shores of Antarctica. It is the deepest average depth, and it has the deepest trenches.It has terrible weather and small volcanic islands. An interesting fact was that the bulk lies along the warm tropics, and that's what makes the Pacific Ocean warm!
Later on, I went towards Moab, Utah to see Arches National Park. The dazzling colors, sheer cliffs, amazing rock formations, and the steep slickrock slopes made it more dazzling! If you go there, you can see the Delicate Arch, and it was so cool, because I got to touch it! By the Delicate Arch is the Wolfe Ranch, which I didn't get to go to, but I bet it's great.
I wish I got to go to some other places too. I really wanted to go to Black Canyon is Colorado, Death Valley in California, Canyonlands in Utah,  North Cascades in Washington, Crater Lake National Park, and the Great Basin in Nevada. So, that's the end of my 2nd West Journal. Hope you liked it!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Trip to the West

So, I will be going to the West. I just left from the Badlands and am now heading to the West. I know about the Yellowstone National Park, Rocky Mountains, Great Basin, Death Valley, Mt. St. Helens, Old Faithful, and the Oregon Trail. I've actually been to most of those places and they are very interesting.Å I have been wondering, what did they use the Oregon Trail for? Why is Old Faithful so famous? How can the Rocky Mountains help the West? In what ways make the West famous?
I'd like to go to a lot of places, but I'll only name a few. I'd like to go to California to see the site of the Gold Rush. Another place would be Death Valley in California. I heard it's super hot there. I'd also want to see The Jackson Hole, in Wyoming, which seems interesting to me. Last but not least, I'd like to see Arches National Park, in Utah, where there are the rocky arches. This is my West Jounal 1. Hope you liked it!

Friday, April 15, 2011

What I Did in the Midwest

So I had went to my trip already. I first went to Fort Dearborn in Chicago, Illinois I knew lots about it already, but it was interesting. Next, I went to Door County. Door County is where I once went to Washington Island. It is really cool there; I'll never forget what I had learned there. After that, I went towards St. Louis so I could see the Mississippi River. I really didn't know much about the river, but once I was there, I learned that it is the second longest river, aside from the Missouri River. After the Mississippi, I went to Whitewater State Park, in Minnesota. It taught me plenty; there are lots more than just farming! Finally, I went over to my last stop in the Black Hills AKA Badlands. It is said to be the second longest cave, Jewel Cave, inside of the rocky hills. The trip was wonderful so far.
If I could go back to the places I was at, I wouldn't say no! The places were so interesting, I'd go to the places multiple times if I could. I would definitely recommend these places to other people. I know that if I enjoyed it and learn, they'd too. I bet that anybody would go to some places on my list, or on anybody elses'!
There were lots more places on my list that I never got to go to. A few memorials and National and State Parks I would go to would be the Isle Royale in Michigan which seems pretty interesting, the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in Indiana that should teach about Abraham Lincoln's first part of life, Old Cowtown in Wichita, Kansas that I don't know about, and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio which is questioning me a lot. Those places, I've never heard of before so since they're new to me, they should help me a lot. So that is my 2 journal. I hoped you enjoyed it!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Starting the Trip

So I'm starting my trip, and I'm going to the Midwest. In the Midwest, there are some flat land. There's lots of farming there, and so I'm excited about the trip so that I can learn more. I'm looking forward to seeing different parts of the Midwest, and even if I think I already know lots about it, I will probably learn lots more than I thought.

So, when we go on the trip to the rest of the United States, I know I'll be really excited because I really don't know much about the other regions. Though I'll be looking forward to going to the Southwest and West because I don't know much about those. This trip will be so cool, even if we really aren't where we are actually researching. I can't wait for the trip to go on. This will be so exciting, so I can't wait.

If I could choose anywhere to go, that would be Fort Dearborn. I don't know much about Fort Dearborn, so I'll learn so much if I head over there. I'd like to go to Yellowstone and the Badlands again, and I know it would be so exciting! I'd also like to go to a farm because farming is a big part of the Midwest and farming is so important, so being there would be just like going to nearly the whole history and present of the Midwest. So that is my first journal. Hope you liked it!