Today I will be telling you about the start of our trip to The States.
To get across the border we went on a bus trip from Vancouver (Canada) to Seattle and saw The Space Needle. At Seattle Airport we picked up a hire car which I chose. I chose a Toyota because my brother Barney works for Toyota right now. We then drove to a small town called South Tacoma where we went to an active volcano called Saint Helens and the last eruption was in 1986. We then went to Portland and stayed with some couch surfers. When we got there I played ‘Call of Duty Black Ops Zombies’ (but don’t tell mum and dad!!) with Caleb who was one of the oldest of the family.
The next day we went to the city centre of Portland where we explored Portland and visited different places around Portland. We walked to Powell’s book store where I got a book to read and a comic book. We then walked to Voodoos Dounuts where we had the most amazing dounuts and brought some back for the family to share the next day. The shop was decorated with glitter *wow* and the dounuts were displayed in a revolving glass cabinet, and no it’s not an ordinary dounut shop the dounuts were filled with icing and sugar, and they even had a vanilla dip with pink icing in the middle and there was a salted caramel one and it had custard inside it the (see pictures of the dounuts below). When we got back we went to bed from a big day.
On are third day of Portland we visited the science museum were I met some more members of the family that we were staying with called Laithe who was 13 and a little girl called Vesper who was 7. We went around the museum and looked at a section called ‘The Journey of Space’ which had some very good information about space. When we got back I played some ‘Forza’ which is a racing game and I played it with Laithe and Vesper. And then me and Laithe played ‘Halo Reach’ which was really fun.
Today was the last day at Portland so Mum, me, Laithe and Vesper went to the swimming pool I did some diving on the board for a bit and then I went to play with Laithe for a bit. Later on we all went to a night time ‘Diversity Festival’ with music and food, and the best bit was mum and dad danced (see video below).
The next day we had to say bye to the family before a big trip on Highway 101.
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