Friday, August 04, 2006

My Visit to the Beach

Hi everyone! I have had another exciting day here in Miami.

During the day, Kristin and Sherif are busy with their computer class so I attend the Harbour kids club. I've been able to swim in the BIG swimming pool here at the hotel but until last night, I had not been swimming in the ocean.

So, Kristin and Sherif took me to the beach after they got back from class. I was SO excited when Kristin told me. The beach has LOTS of sand. I like walking in sand. It's squishy under my feet. Here you can see the beach near our hotel.

I was a little afraid to swim in the ocean because I thought the water was going to be very cold. But Kristin told me I would be surprised at how warm the water is. Guess what? She was right! The water is very warm. It's like the temperature of the water when I take a bath at home. Don't tell my mom...but I would like it MUCH better if I could take my bath in the ocean every night! Here you can see me getting my feet wet in the ocean!

I noticed when I was playing in the water that there was a lot of greenish-brown stuff in the water and on the beach. It looks like wet weeds. Kristin tells me it is actually called seaweed and she says it is very common to see seaweed on the beach. I had no idea!

After swimming for a bit, I decided to play in the sand and build a small castle. Here's my sand castle.

That's all for now. Until next time....

Greetings from Miami, Florida!

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a good summer.

This week, I am with my friend Kristin in Miami, Florida. See if you can find Miami on the map.

Kristin is here this week with her friend Sherif. Sherif works with Kristin. He is very nice.

Kristin and Sherif are here to go to school to learn all about one of the computers at the Stanley Foundation. The computer is called ProTools. Maybe you remember seeing me standing by it when I visited Kristin's office? It is the computer she uses to help make radio programs.

We arrived on Tuesday and we are staying at a hotel called the Sheraton-Bal Harbour. It is very nice! The Atlantic Ocean is right behind our hotel. Can you believe it?! And, you can see the Biscayne Bay from the other side of the hotel. Kristin says it is a very famous body of water here in Miami.

Here is the view from Kristin's hotel room. If you look carefully, you can see Biscayne Bay behind me.

Kristin tells me she is going to be at school ALL day. But, Kristin's hotel has a kids camp so instead of going to school all day (how boring!), I am going to be part of the hotel's "Harbour Kids Club." I am SO excited. But, I also know I will be so busy with the kids camp that I won't be able to update you every day.

Until next time......

On Top of the World!

Hi everyone! I hope all is well with you!

I have been very busy this summer and have not had time to update my blog. But I had to share with you the pictures from one of my most recent adventures!

Last weekend, my friends Keith and Kristin and a few others took their friends from Kosovo back to Chicago before they headed home to Kosovo. In Chicago, we visited Navy Pier, the Field Museum and a HUGE park with lots of cool statues and fountains. But my favorite part of the trip was our visit to the Sears Tower. Did you know that the Sears Tower is the tallest building in the United States? It is also one of the tallest buildings in the world. I had no idea!

Guess what? I got to go to the TOP of the Sears Tower with Kristin, Keith and their friends. How cool is that!? Here is a view of the Sears Tower from the street. Can you how tall the building is?

And here I am on the floor called the "Skyline Observation" deck. This is one of the top floors of the Sears Tower. We had to take a very big elevator to get to the top of the building. The elevator was VERY fast. It was so fast that my ears popped like they do on an airplane!

It is hard to tell from this picture but trust is a VERY long way down to the ground. Thank goodness the observation deck is surrounded by glass. I think it would be very scary to stand outside and look down from this spot!

Here's a view of Lake Michigan from the top of the Sears Tower.

See the tallest building in the photo? It's called the Hancock Tower. It looks really tall, doesn't it? It is tall but it is still SHORTER than the Sears Tower.

I had a great time in Chicago with Kristin and Keith and their friends from Kosovo. I am going to miss my new Kosovo friends. Thanks for everyone for being so nice to me.

Until my next adventure.....