The Final Presidential Debate

 

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I wanted to share 4 highlights from when I went to the final presidential debate:

1. I liked the set-up of the debate. It was at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The center was nice because there was a lot of lighting, there was red velvet carpet on the floor, and the seats were cushioned and very comfortable.

2. Before the debate I got to meet some famous people. First, I met a famous basketball player. His name was Kareem Abdul-Jabaar. He played in the NBA first for the Milwaukee Buimg_0998cks. Then he got traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. He gave me a post card of his new book that is coming out on June 6th, 2017. His college was UCLA and he had a famous coach named John Wooden. The next person I met was Jesse Jackson. He is a civil rights leader and use to work for Martin Luther King, Jr. 

3. During the debate, my Aunt created a Bingo game to help me pay attention to the debate. It had words that both presidential candidates might say. Some of the words were: Constitution, White House, and President/Presidential. I was able to get BINGO twice. 

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4. After the debate, I got to meet …HILLARY CLINTON! I was all the way in the back and my dad did not think that I could go to the front to see her. There was a HUGE crowd in front of us! I asked him if I could try and took his phone in case I could get a picture. I ducked under people and had to shove myself into the crowd to get up there. I finally did and asked Mrs. Clinton if I could take a selfie. Mrs. Clinton said “Do you know how to take a selfie?” I tried to take a picture but my dad had updated his phone so I could not find the button. Then, someone said they would take the picture for us! She is a presidential candidate for the Democratic party. Her husband was the president from 1993-2001. Her daughter is Chelsea Clinton and she has 2 grandkids. Also, if she becomes president she will be the first female president of the United States of America!!!

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My Trip to Lake Tahoe

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My family just got back from Lake Tahoe. We drove their on Saturday and towards the end of the drive I started getting a little car sick. That always happens to me on long car rides and on winding roads (like when I went to the top of Mt. Diablo).

It took us about 4 hours because we stopped to get smoothies and to stretch out our legs.I saw a lot of pine trees on my way there. When I got to the house, I was so excited to see it.  I had three beds in my room! I had a bunk bed and another bed. It was next to a playroom.  I slept downstairs with my dad the first night. The second night I slept all by myself (and nobody else was downstairs but me!) I was totally fine and I made it through the night…and  I can probably do it again… I think?

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The next day, I went to the Lake and there was a small park and swing set on the sand. I had so much fun swinging and looking at the Lake, the boats, the birds, and the palm trees. That was also the day I learned how to swing by myself!!! I used my legs and body to keep swinging. I have been trying to do this for a long time and it finally happened on the trip!

Later that day, we went back to the Lake when it got warmer. I wore my swim suit and my dad took me jet skiing for the first time! We went all over the Lake and at first I was a little scared, but then I loved it. I kept telling him to go faster. After that, we stopped by an organic shaved ice place. I love shaved ice 🙂 Right when we were finishing it started to thunder and then it started  to pour really really hard. It was CRAZY.  I was screaming all the way back to the car. It was also fun.

When we got back,  I took a shower, changed into my pajamas, and sat by the fireplace. My mom, dad, and me watched the movie Chasing Mavericks. It was a true story about a boy who learned to surf and became famous. At the end of the movie, we found out he died and it was really sad. The first night, we also watched a movie about a monkey who checked into a hotel. It was really funny and I couldn’t stop laughing.

After the movie, the thunder and rain finally stopped. They actually had an emergency warning on TV because of all the thunder and rain. We decided to go to Nevada to check out some of the casinos in Lake Tahoe. I learned that Lake Tahoe is on the border between California and Nevada. So we went to Harrah’s and played arcade games. I played this game called “Deal or No Deal.” I kept hitting No Deal and then my dad finally convinced me to hit “Deal.” I won 200 tickets and I got a Lake Tahoe slinky and 2 smarties with it. It was awesome!

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I really liked going to Lake Tahoe. My dad said it is also really nice in the winter time when it is snowing. He said we can go back in the winer again too!