Carnival Cruise to Mexico: Part 2

We had such a fun day 3!

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In Cabo!

Day 3:

YAY! We were finally off that ship, not saying it was bad, it was just nice at land. Anyway, here we were anchored right outside of Cabo San Lucas! We got off and rode the little tender boats to land.

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On the tender!

We found our leader, and she showed us the way to Cabo Dolphins. There, we got our wristbands and put on our swimsuits. Finally, we could jump into the water! We met our dolphin that we were gonna swim with. His name was Cahall.  He did many tricks. His trainer told us what to do, and Cahall would do something. One example is when we clapped, he’d clap, or try… We all got turns riding on his back which was SOOO fun!

After we swam with Cahall, we went on a boat ride to the arches. It was really rocky, and at one point we went SUPER fast! My Grandma was so scared. It was funny. 🙂

After the boat ride, we went to our ship and watched The Greatest Showman. We ate from the buffet while watching it and then headed to bed.

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Watching the movie!

Cabo San Lucas was SUPER fun!!!!

More Cruise Post(s):

Carnival Cruise to Mexico: Part 1

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BYE!

 

Sailing Regatta at the California Yacht Club!

A couple days ago, I went to a regatta at the California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey. It was an hour drive from our house. When we arrived, I said hi to all my old friends who are now on a different racing team than me. I checked in, and my coach, Captain Rod, gave us a tour of the giant yacht club building. Then, we had our Skipper’s Meeting. After that, I went in and rigged my RS Tera. I had to wait a while to get a dolly. Finally, I received one. I brought my boat down to the dock and then launched.

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I was out in the marina sailing, and then a PIRATE ATTACKED ME! Just kidding. I got to the committee boat and sailed around while we waited for other boats. Finally, everyone was there and we started the race. We did 6 races, but your worst race would not be counted. Anyway, in my fourth race, I was fouled. I had the overlap, but the boat didn’t give it to me. That caused 12 boats to get ahead of me. 😦 The other races, I did pretty well.

After all 6 races, we sailed in. My former teammates helped my de-rig. We checked the board with the results and I got 17th place. I would’ve earned around 15th without that foul. There were 30 boats racing so I ended up  in the middle, and I beat a bunch of high-schoolers! 🙂 Then, I went to the yacht club restaurant and ate with my mom.  The reason why my siblings didn’t come is that they were at Scout-O-Rama. I ordered a burger and fries, and there was free POPCORN! Yummmmmmyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!

After that, we headed home. It was an hour drive on the way back. Luckily, I had popcorn to eat in the car.

 

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Waving to my Mom as I head to the dock.

 

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SELFIE!

 

 

Rancho Las Lomas

We went to Rancho Las Lomas yesterday (4/12/18). It was very pretty, and there were lots of cool animals there. Rancho Los Lomas is a zoo and a wedding place. Hmmm…..well I wouldn’t exactly say a zoo, but there were lots of animals there.

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At the Amazon Parrot’s cage.

Happily, we met in the dirt parking lot and went down into the “courtyard” where we waited for more people. Before the tour, we went to a telephone booth. Finally, everyone arrived.

Our first stop was the crazy macaw. He made so much noise, and it was, sadly,  very annoying. The macaw was pretty, though. One thing to consider before you get a pet macaw: it lives 80 to 100 years. Will you commit to that? When we were walking to our next stop, I told my mom I did not want a pet macaw.

Our second stop, which was the Amazon Parrot, wasn’t super noisy. Although they were smaller than the macaw, they are much more aggressive. I liked the green color of it, though.

Next, we saw a cockatoo. It had a pale pink head and was white. It was a very pretty bird. We learned that when it eats, it holds its food in its claws and nibbles it.

After that, we saw the smallest species of zebras. They smelled like horses but were cute. We learned they all had black and white stripes to blend in with each other. It would look like a big black and white blob to the lions so they wouldn’t know which to pick. They wouldn’t just run into the herd because that would be very risky.

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Aren’t they cute?

Our fifth stop was the Red Fox. They were the cutest! When they ran around chasing each other, everybody thought it was so adorable. As you know, foxes used to be my favorite animal but are now my second favorite. I learned something cool: red foxes aren’t always red. The reason why they’re called red foxes is when their fur was traded,  most buyers preferred red pelts.

Our second to last stop was the White Bengal tiger. Did you know if a mama tiger gives birth to a white cub, she will abandon it? The reason is it won’t blend in. That would be very dangerous for her other cubs.

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And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. It’s the last stop! We went to the American crow. Now I guess you’re all thinking, “A crow. Really? Why do I want to see a dumb crow?” That’s what I thought, but they turned out to be very interesting. Maybe the most interesting of all the animals. Turns out, crows are the smartest birds. They can’t crack a nut with their beaks, but they’ll drop it in the middle of the street and wait to go on the crosswalk to get it. If you’re ever walking in the crosswalk and, there’s a crow walking with you, just know he is going to get his nut.

 

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As you can see, I had a fun, and interesting day. But, is this the end of the post? NO. I have a little more.

After the whole tour, we went to a little house and the place that they have  weddings. That little house was so cute and fun. I wish it was mine. There were lots of pretty trees, bushes and flowers….well just plants. So that was that.

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lol. I look so wierd in this pic.

Rancho Las Lomas is a great place, but I have one more thing to tell you about the day. After that, we went to sailing, but we couldn’t sail because the wind was to strong.

So, that was my crazy adventure! Thanks.

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