We had just been at Grand Canyon National Park which was insanely crowded, so we were very happy to come to Petrified Forest National Park for some much smaller crowds. Petrified Forest is one of the smaller national parks in he United States. Most people overlook it, but it was actually way cooler than I thought it was going to be. This national park is a must see because of its uniqueness and factor of surprise. Because of its size, you can do the whole park in less than two days and still see everything the park has to offer. What’s really cool is that the park has two very different sides to it; the petrified side and painted desert side.
It’s that time of year again and the Sacramento County Fair is back in town! Featuring amazing food, super fun rides, fantastic shows, an abundance of animals, and more, the fair is an awesome experience for everyone. The fair is May 24 through Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018, at the CalExpo Fairgrounds. This is the 82nd year of the fair with the theme Let’s Eat, Have Fun, And Celebrate The Red, White, And Blue. There are so many fun things to whether your with friends or family at the Sacramento County Fair.
Media Preview Night: Food and Fun
The preview night for media and bloggers was lots of fun and we had a chance to try some pretty awesome food and check out the rides and entertainment.
Today, my family and I got to go and walk through Black Chasm Cavern in the city of Volcano, California. This cavern was a more vertical cavern and we had to climb a lot of stairs, but it was worth it to see this awesome cavern.
This cave was 225 feet, or 69 meters, including the clear blue lake at the very bottom of the cave. Black Chasm is mostly known for the millions of the helictites protruding from the walls, ceilings, and cracks in the cave. Helictites, unlike stalagmites or stalactites, can grow in any direction and are curly, wavy-like crystals formed from water pressure that bursts our and hardens. These make Black Chasm especially unique because it’s one of the very few caves that has helictites, and even fewer have this many.
On our family vacation to the Big Island in Hawaii, we had to go to the Kona coffee farms. This is one of the only places in the world that can grow coffee. We went to Coffee Joe, Mountain Thunder Coffee, and Hula Daddy.
At every stop, we got to taste coffee. I didn’t of course, but I did get to try tea. Every place had a lot of different flavors. At two of the places, I got to try white and dark chocolate covered coffee beans. They were so good, we bought two bags, one of each.
This week, for my school’s February Break, my family and I all went to the big island in Hawaii. For the first leg of the trip, we stayed at the Hilton Waikoloa. Our room in the Lagoon Tower looked into pools of dolphins. Turns out, you can pay to do Dolphin Quest. You swim with dolphins, kiss them, pet them, play with them, and learn about dolphins.