Date: July 4, 2000
Subject: Rodeo and fireworks
Today rocked. Today was the day of the parade, and
Happy [my host dad] ran in the marathon. I got to see him run.
Then we went to the museum at 8:30 AM and heard that
the dino-mobile broke down, so we just had to ride [in]
the plain OTM van. [During the parade] we threw candy [to] the lookers on,
and we were so generous that we ran out quickly.
we worked a little in the prep lab, and went to the rodeo
with my host family. The rodeo was really cool. People
didn't get hurt or trampled, though. My favorite part
was the wild cow milking, where you had to chase,
rope, restrain, and milk a wild cow. Cool huh?
that we went to Marco's house, and that's where we
tried to get some pics of some cows, but they just ran
away. We played horseshoe and a little ball, too. We
also played [music from] Metallica and Q-Tip for the family they didn't like it though.
This summer rocks. We
found out that [this] site is up! Kara emailed us the
link so now we start sending [her] our entries and
After that we played Monopoly. Marco
kept stealing money (though it was very funny).
Then my host family came to pick me up to go watch
fireworks at the airport. It was chilly and very
beautiful. Then after a few hours the brush started to
catch on fire! Cool!
After that we went home and lit
more fireworks. I put 50 fire rockets in one bottle
and lit them all at once. The Feders [my host family] swore I tried to
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