Mackenzie’s awesome trip to Minnesota
For thanksgiving our whole family decided to rent a house in Minnesota and everyone in our family will be there! On November 19th we flew there on an airplane. We had a layover in Denver which I wasn't happy about because our first flight took off at 5:00 pm. When we finally landed in Minnesota at midnight, (Minnesota time) we drove to the hotel we stayed at and went to sleep.The next morning I was sooooo excited because my dad said we were going to pick my grandma and then go to the Mall of America!!!!!!!!! My dad ordered a shuttle to get us to the Mall of America.
Me in front of the Mall of America
The driver was nice enough to give us sea life tickets. My favorite part of the Mall of America was the amusement park!
Log Ride at Mall of America Amusement Park w/ Dad and Maddie
The first ride we went on was the log ride witch I think was my favorite. After that we went to sea life. It was soooooooooooooooo cool! We saw all kinds of sea creatures.
Sting Rays at Mall Of America Sea Life Exhibit
After our visit the shuttle picked us up and we went to bed.Tuesday was my favorite day! We got to see bald eagles in the wild! That was on the way to the raptor center in Minnesota.When we finally got to the raptor center I saw a place where they kept live eagles. There were two bald eagles and a golden eagle. We also went to a show where they taught us about raptors. It was so cool seeing the bald eagles. We saw 1 % of all the bald eagles in Minnesota.
Live Bald Eagle who had been rescued and cured of lead poisoning
On Wednesday we checked out of our hotel and we were going to the big house. On our way to the big house, we stopped by our cousins house. They were coming with us! Finally it was time to go to the big house. My dad said there will be lots of family members, and he was right, lots of family members came.
My first Cousin once removed Heather and my Auntie Erynn
The next morning I woke up knowing that today was thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!!!! We had lots of fun that day. My favorite part was the thanksgiving feast! Everyone at the dinner table eating and talking. After dinner we ate dessert which was ice cream and pumpkin pie. Then it was time to go to sleep. Friday was also awesome,in the night we went to Sky zone. There was a place in Sky zone where you can do obstacles, but they're really hard. On saturday we all checked out of the big house. After that we went to the children’s museum. There is a place in there called The Scramble. Its so fun. You get to climb all over the place!
My little sister Vivienne on the very top of the 3 story Scramble!
After the visit to the children’s museum we went to my great aunt and uncle's house. We talked and then went to bed. The next day we went to the Minnesota Zoo! Lot’s of the birds were in for the winter, but the aviary had birds in it like Summer Tanagers and White-Eyed Vireos. After that we went back to Chris and Anders house to have a birthday party for me. It wasn't really my birthday, but it was coming up. Someone brought their pet African Grey Parrot to my party!
On Monday we went to Robert’s Bird Sanctuary. My dad spotted a sharp- shinned hawk on a tree. We watched it for a while, then it flew away. We also took a trail down to the Mississippi river.
Me and My sister standing where the Minnehaha Creek meets the Mississippi River
There was not much action at the river so we headed back. On the way back from the river it was bird heaven, birds in every bush! I was so happy that night. Tuesday was the day that we flew back to california. But first we went to The State of MN Natural Wildlife Refuge. The inside part was closed, but the trails were open. On the trail we saw lots of birds, but no bald eagles. After that we headed to the airport. We had three hours till we took off. After both flights we went to our house to go to sleep.