Today I made caramel popcorn with pretzels and M&Ms. Here is the link to the recipe. This is the first time I made caramel corn by myself.
Using a little more then a 1/4 cup of unpopped kernals and popping it makes just about 8 cups popped popcorn. It was good, but next time we make caramel corn we just want to make it with pretzels and M&Ms.
The other day I made a robot out of some KNEXs, a few household supplies, a two-color LED, and some electronics.
The KNEX motor turns the wheels making the robot move. Adjusting the switch on top of the robot makes the LED turn red or green. Later I may add a third option that makes the light mix the red and green light together to make yellow.
11/3/19 Woke up today happy until I thought about breakfast, and when we went to get it I covered my eyes. I really did not want to see what was there. I got fruit in yogurt, and some hot cocoa with whipped cream and sprinkles.
Yay! We are in Florida! We stopped at the visitor’s center and took lots of pictures.
I looked to see how long we had left. We should be there this evening.
I got a picture by the “Florida Welcomes You” sign, and one by the dolphin. I saw shark teeth and a space suit and I tried orange juice and grapefruit juice.
We got to the Everglades at about 5:30. We are setting up our tents now. I cannot help much because I am a little light.
10/3/19 Dear journal, today when I woke up I went outside. There was flowering daffodils and it was warm.
Around ten we went to a brunch. I lost my appetite again! I mean really, what did us birds do wrong? We went to a Ethiopian church service, it was a good service. Then we hit the road.
We saw Spanish Moss. I read it is a flowering plant that lives on trees, but I don’t really believe it. The true story is this: The Spanish used to own Florida and some of the area around it. One day they captured a big super hairy monster and released it to Florida. It went around Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, and North Carolina hiding in trees and leaving fur all over the place. You can’t believe all that you read.
It was quite foggy for awhile. We drove for a few hours then stopped in Adairsville, Georgia, got some ice cream, and stopped for bed. There were more peppermints almost as big as me, and I saw my first palm tree; it did not look like hands.
9/3/19 Good morning journal, I woke up today feeling ready to hit the road… after breakfast. Then we went to go get something to eat. I lost my appetite as soon as I saw the hard boiled eggs.
Today we finished going through Indiana, and we went through Kentucky and Tennessee. When we got into Georgia I was amazed, there was green grass and trees with leaves! We stopped at Auntie Michelle’s house and saw our cousins. We had lots of fun, there was an international buffet with Indian and Ethiopian food, it was good. Then we tried different drinks, my favorite drinks were the pink one on the far left and the yellow one second to right. When we got back to our cousins house it was late. I fell asleep fast, I had lots of fun today.
For a bit, Mr. Roger Mallard will give us the privilege of letting us see his journal notes on his way to Florida
8/3/19 Today we have been getting ready to leave, we are going to Florida! I packed sunglasses and a surfboard, I also brought some duckweed for dinner. I don’t think I need anything else.
Now we are leaving! I am so excited I can hardly sit still. I wanted to eat right away but decided not to. I read instead one of my favorite books Agent SNORE: Mission 120418: Take Me Out of the Ball Game by Thor S McGuire. Thor let me borrow it, but he said he was reading Agent SNORE: Mission 121818-121918, Cats Game at Grandma’s house and would let me read it when I came home.
We are stopping for dinner at an Ethiopian restaurant in Indianapolis. I stayed in the car to eat my duckweed but I heard what everyone got. They got Beef Sambussa, a meat filled pastry; Mango Juice; Ye-Kwanta Wot, dried beef jerky stewed in spicy sauce; Mincetabish, diced beef fried in a pan with ginger, onions, cardamom, and green peppers and then sauteed with sauce; Zitzil Tibs, strips of beef marinated in sauce seasoned with onions, green pepper and rosemary. They all came with Teff Bread, a thin spongy bread. They said it was good. Then they had a coffee ceremony with popcorn. They said it was the most relaxing coffee they ever had.
In Scottsville Indiana, we stopped for the night. The desk clerk gave us a free cookie, and there was some peppermints in our room. I was tired, so after a picture I went to bed.