January 12, 2008 – Trip Redux – 6 Year Old Style

Martin kept a journal during the trip to Arizona, and I am going to post his thoughts here (to the best of my ability, as the handwriting is that of a six-year-old, often times writing in a vehicle or in bed)! You are lucky that I decided to post Martin’s rather than Claire’s 60 pages of notes from the trip.

I can’t wait to go to Arizona.  Going to Arizona. A book.

Chapter One
We woke up really early this morning.  We had to ride in a plane. We landed in Chicago.

Chapter Two
We get to go on another plane. I have no idea where we are. All I can see is a plane wing.

Chapter Three Arizona
We landed in Arizona.  There are littel cactus and big cactus. and palm trees. We get to go to a picnic and go hiking then we go home and have supper. Good night Martin.

12-31-07
New Year’s Eve I was the 1st one to see the red rock.  We had pancakes and sausage. 1st we went to Oak Creek then I got a turtle.  Then we went to a volcano. then we went to the indian ruins. Good night Martin.

1-1-08
We had eggs for breakfast. We have a long trip to Walnut Creek 7 miles long.  Emma scarde me right now.  We are going to the petrified forest.  We are there now.  We watch a movie. We buy a box of wood. It is a long ride to the wood. We go hiking now. We are going home we watch a movie. We go to bed.

1-2-08
We go to Montezuma Castle. Then we go to tuzigoot. We come home to eat supper then me and Emma go in the hot tub.

1-3-08
We go to the Grand Canyon and have a coca. Then we go on a hike. Then we go home and me and dad have a big pizza. Me and dad go in the hot tub good night Martin.

1-4-08
We pancakes and sausage. Kathy and Jill left today and we went to Red Rock Crossing then we went home the have lunch then Dad Mom and Emma left and I had a nap then I came out and Mom and Emma came home. We had dinner.  We went in the hot tub then we got bed. Good Night Martin

1-5-08
We have omwits today then we went to red rock crossing.  then we have to go home to have lunch then I get a dirt shirt then we go home and then we have dad’s birthday cake!

One year ago…