Thursday, April 01, 2010

A Fortunate Series of Events

Hi People
I don't have school this week so we're just staying home and doing things as a family We can't do anything big because we're saving up money to go to Kenya this summer.

Two days ago we decided we were going to this sculpture garden, Queen Califia. and I got to bring a friend so I chose my best friend Kurt. We picked up Kurt and left to go. It took a while to get there and Kurt and I got bored in the back seat. When we finally got there, we went into the park and we saw all these different totem pole type things

and a huge dome in the middle with a bird head and the queen on top of it and under it was an egg.

 Surprisingly they weren't even painted. They were made out of all different rocks and minerals like mosaics. I recognized some of the minerals and rocks that were on some of the sculptures--like obsidian, pink quartz, mica, and tiger's eye. They were all put together to make really cool things.

We found out the same person that made that garden made one in Tuscany where I was living and yet we didn't know. Next time we go to Italy, we are going to go the park, Il Giardino dei Tarocchi.

From there we found out we were close to the Wild Animal Park so we decided to go there. My grandparents and I have memberships and Kurt told us he did at home so when we got there we told the person at the gate and they looked up his membership and he got in free, too.

When we got there it was around lunch time so we decided to get something to eat. Gramma and Papa got chili-cheese dogs and Kurt and I got nacho supreme.

After that we headed over to the gorillas. They were pretty lazy. When one finally came out of the cave, it lay down right next to another one.

We went and saw a show that was funny. It showed some cool animals, a servile, a bird that could break dance, a river hog and a cheetah. I really liked the servile because it has excellent hearing and could hear high frequency which are not hearable to us.

We saw elephants, lions, giraffes, rhinos, elands, horn bills, guinea fowl and bunnies.

These were special because we will see many of them when we go to Kenya this summer. It made me even more excited.

Summer is not that far away--three months. I can't wait. Kenya, here I come.


barb cabot said...

What a great vacation you are having. I can hardly wait to hear about Kenya. Please take alot of photos and post on your blog. Summer is just around the corner you lucky duck!

Chiara said...

Ciao Casey :)
as your italian tutor I feel like I have to correct the name of the link you wrote for the italian garden. It is "Il Giardino dei Tarocchi" which is the exact translation for "Tarot Garden" in italian.
You sure had fun that day!
Ci vediamo sabato ;)

KZ said...

thanks Barb, grazie Chiara, lo cambiato

Judith in Umbria said...

I am very envious, however, what you ate didn't seem to really go with Nikki de Ste. Phaille. I think you should carry a French picnic next visit, yes?

I used to wear a perfume designed by that artist. A woman of many talents.

Casey said...

Hi Judith
Did she make aftershave? I'm going to need it soon.

Anonymous said...

Hi Casey,
Sounds like a great way to spend your school break. You will be off for summer holidays soon, won't you?
Your trip to Kenya sounds amazing.
I will be off to Italy in about 10 weeks. We are staying in a hotel in the Greve town square and will stop by the place you stayed to buy a few things from them again. Maybe I will meet your friend who lives there. Post when you get a chance re: Kenya trip.
Best of luck in school.
chiaro di luna
P.S. my granddaughter is moving to my town in 3 weeks.

nancyhol said...

What a fun day you had! Great photos too!

I am looking forward to reading about your trip to Kenya. I bet you are excited.

KZ in TOSCANA (or KC in So. Cal.)


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