Joke of the Week: What's brown and sticky? *Answer at bottom of post
By Pepper Toft Our class went to Williamson Creek on monday. It took 15 minutes to get there. On our way to John’s house we went on a bridge that went over the creek and John told us, “If you look to the left of the bridge, we were going down there.” I thought he sounded like a tour guide at a zoo. When we got to John’s house we played tag in the big field for 20 minutes with Terran,Charlie,Brayden and Theo. It was fun. After that we ate lunch outside. At lunch we told scary stories and warmed up by the fire. It is a tradition to tell scary stories when we are at John's house. When we went on the hike we walked in the woods and under the bridge. I saw two shoes that didn't even match. One was checkered and one was blue. We saw a lot of trash; glass bottles,beer cans,plastic bags,etc. When we were under the bridge the sand was wet so it felt like you were walking on memory foam, it was cool. All the Littles called it quick sand and it annoyed John he ended up telling them to stop. John told them to stop because he did not want them to tell their parents we played in quicksand, when they really weren't. John brought the CB radios so we could split up but still be in contact. Brayden went up on the hill with some of the littles but all the Olders except Brayden crossed the creek. One of the times I fell in the water it was warm, surprisingly. Then we climbed up the hill of debris and met up with Brayden and the littles. Then all the class actually got to go off by our self without John. John taught us how to stay on the trails with the trail markers. When we went off John could still see us but it was a start. Eudog came with us and Kept running off. One of the times Eudog went to John and John told Eudog to find us and she scared us bad; she came up behind us running through our clump of children. The trails started to get a little confusing, because there were a lot of forks in the trail. Trail markers were getting more spread out and a lot harder to figure out where we were. But most of the times Eudog had to show us where we were. She was like a future Google Map that you did not have too read. We got to this place where there was sand mixed with mud the Littles walked through it instead of going around the tree, and ended up not being able to walk. Uma got stuck in the middle of the sand-mud so we had to contact John with the CB radios. John had to help her get out of the sand-mud. When she did, Brayden had to get her shoes out with a stick. She needed new shoes she could barely walk in one shoe. So we had to wait 5 minutes but it felt like 20 minutes for them to clean their shoes off. On our way back we went the wrong way and instead of coming down the left fork we ended up on the right. John told us we were all going across the creek to rinse our shoes off instead of walking around the creek. We all ran to the van. We were late to come back to school. All the parents were already there. We went to Williamson Creek. It was fun. We are going again to pick up trash.