Sunday, June 8, 2008

Kindergarten questions


Hey kids! I can't believe that your school year is almost finished. I'm glad to hear that you went for a hike at school and saw the birds and squirrels. Yesterday I saw a turtle in the middle of the trail. I stopped to say hi to him, but he pulled his head and legs into his shell. I picked him up and set him on the side of the trail so that nobody would step on him.

Here are the answers to your questions:

Q: Why did you start hiking the trail?
A: I decided to hike the trail because I wanted time to think about what is important to me. The trail is like a long vacation for me. When you go away from home you miss some things and are glad to be away from others. I don't miss doing chores around the house, but I do miss my family and friends. Now, when I go home, I'll be able to focus on doing the things that I've missed the most.

Q: How many animals have you seen? What was the most exotic animal that you have seen on the trail? Have you seen a garter snake?
A: I've seen a lot of animals. So many, in fact, that I've lost count. I've seen at least five snakes, including garter snakes, black snakes and one copperhead. I've also seen bears, deer, turkeys, wild hogs and owls. I think the owls are the most exotic animals that I've seen. I like them because they are so mysterious. Many people think that owls are wise animals.

Q: How do you get mail?
A: Emma's mom sends packages to me. She sends them to the post offices in the towns that are next to the trail. On the outside of the package she writes my name and the words, "Hold for Appalachian Trail thru hiker." The post office keeps the package until I get there. The last package that I got had a new pair of shoes in it and drawings in it from Emma's brother Will. That made me happy!

Thanks for reading my blog. I hope you all have a great summer and that you have the chance to do some more hiking!

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