The day started with Spanish class. After a quick breakfast of cereal, I started the lesson. Today I was taught how to order at a restaurant and how to say different foods. I also reviewed my verb conjugations with Consu. Ever since I started lessons with Elly, my Spanish has taken off. I can speak to people in real situations and make myself understood. I had fun learning Spanish with Elly and Consu, but I was excited when I heard my parents and I were going to take our truck to a beautiful stream bed.
Nora had recommended walking up a brook with beautiful waterfalls flowing over rocks like silk. My reason for going was to slide down or jump off the waterfalls along the stream. We drove up along a dirt road to find clear, beautiful water. The image of a wide stream with occasional large pools was displayed on the windshield. We jumped out of the car and started walking up the stream. A little while into our walk, we came to a waterfall beside which was nice place to eat the empinates that we had brought with us. Empinates are small, stuffed baked dough. After lunch I wanted to slide down the waterfall, but I deemed it unsafe. The slide looked a little rocky. I shrugged and continued up the stream. Later on, we found a deep icy pool and we decided to jump in. We had a blast jumping, but found the water freezing. This did not stop us from sliding down several waterfalls later on. We found several perfect places to slide. I loved the feeling and now have a new favorite sport. I have to say, sliding down waterfalls totally beats cliff jumping.
At the end of our walk, we met three kids contemplating a four meter jump off a large cliff over looking a deep pool. I finalized their decision by jumping off a couple times and soon we were all doing laps from the rock to the water. I was happy to share one of my favorite sports with the other kids.
Today was amazing. The Spanish lesson at the beginning of the day was fun, but I really enjoyed going to the stream in the afternoon. I had a blast sliding down rocks and jumping off a high cliff. I would have done nothing different!
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