Memorial Day

Hi!  I hope you had a really nice Memorial Day.  I'm very thankful to all of the Veterans out there who have served our country and protected our freedoms.

Yesterday, we had an "air show" on Lake Tahoe.  There is a tradition in Tahoe where every Memorial Day pilots of sea planes bring out their planes and fly around the lake as a tribute to a famous pilot.

My family and I went to a local BBQ at a marina, and all of the sea planes came and parked there so that people could check them out.  It was really awesome!!  We got to talk to the owner/pilot of this really cool plane that the man had restored.  It was decorated like a Navy plane, and the owner said that it was a tribute to the Sea Bees.  We're not sure if it was an old Navy plane or not, because he was getting ready to leave and couldn't talk long.  There was one really big plane that was really neat, and it had 3 rows of seats.  Almost all of the others only had 1 row with 2 seats.  The experience of seeing the planes up close, watching them take off, and land was extremely cool, and I was so glad to be able to be there.

Here are some pictures:

 This is the tribute to the Sea Bees
 This one has 3 rows of seats!
 This one is a very low profile belly-lander with only 2 seats
I like this one's colors a lot!

I hope you had a happy and safe Memorial Day!



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My name is Grace, and I am a 12 year old homeschooler.  I love American Girls, animals, dancing, bike riding, hiking, and baking (especially cupcakes).  I live with my parents, my younger sister Lindsay (9) and my 2 dogs; a German Shepherd named Kaptain, and Kooper, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (long name, I know!).  Kooper is my special little dog, and he is the sweetest dog in the world!  I love him so much!  I also have a beta fish named Royal.  I named him that because he is a "Crowntail Beta."  I will post pictures of my pets later.

Reading is my favorite "quiet" activity.  I read A LOT, and I mainly like to read fiction.  I think books are the coolest thing; when I read I am completely immersed in "another little world," and I feel like I know the character.  I was in my bed the other morning, right after I had just finished a book when it occurred to me that this is why I enjoy reading so much.  I have to say, as weird as this may sound, I was utterly fascinated!

I have a very good friend Claire who has been blogging for a few years (please look at her blog here) and she inspired me to create my own blog.  So, I started a blog when I was 9, and it was a lot of fun, but I lost my motivation to keep posting (don't ask me why - probably because I was 9) so I just kinda stopped.  I've been following several blogs (you can check out my blog list), and I have really enjoyed looking at their posts.  They have really inspired me, and I hope that my blog will do the same for you.

I have been thinking about starting a new blog up for awhile now, so today is the day!  This blog will be about life; so I will be posting stuff about me, my family, my dogs, my thoughts and experiences, and things I find interesting and inspiring.   I will try to post regularly, and I think this "blog adventure" will be really fun!  So, here we go!


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