Fencing Camp

July 9th-July 14th I went to fencing camp. I already knew fencing so the camp acted as practice. On the first day, we did stations and dodge-ball.  The stations were made to teach the people who didn’t know how to fence the basic attacks. Here is a list of the very simple moves we did on the first day:

  • First position(make a backwards L with your feet if you’re a righty. An L if you’re a lefty)
  •  En Garde (same as First Position  but with a space between your feet and you should bend your knees)
  • Extension(put your arm out)
  • Lunge (extend your arm out then lunge your frontfoot forward)
  • Recovery(after a lunge of some sort, pull your front foot back and un-extend your arm)

The second day we did the stations again. We did these moves:

  • Parry 4(Put tip diagonally pointing at roof and move across body)
  • Parry 7( Same as parry 4 but  with tip down)
  • Parry 6(Make a C from the bottom up)
  • Parry 8 (make a C from the top down to your knees)

We Also did Star Wars Day. Star Wars Day is where you do challenges to level up. I got to the highest level.

The third day we did station and did a disengage.  A disengage is where you go around the blade when they parry you. We also did a tournament. We did games in the second half. Mostly wizard and dodge-ball. Also 2 rounds of sharks and minnows.

On the 4th day we did stations that reviewed moves as well as fenced. On the second half we did theatrical fencing and made skits.

The last day we again practiced, fenced, and did more games.  We did a skit for the moms and then camp was over.


Pool Party

7/15/2012 I went to a pool party. It was a private pool. The pool had 2 waterfalls, 1 water slide, a spa, and a gas fire. There were 2 water slide pads and a floating bed as well.

When we got there I thought it was going to be a  simple house pool, but when we got to the yard I saw the fancy pool. I went into the water to get use to the temperature then did the slide 5 times. Then sat in the spa for 10 minutes. After the spa I laid on the bed. Then Another kid from the party stood on it so I pushed her off and tries to stand and we started playing around.  I got into the Spa quickly and she mad an air bubble. I went back in and tried to breathe with it. It seemed to work but I think we pushed it above the water. After 4 hours of playing it was diner.

For dinner we had peas, potatoes, corn, and steak. For dessert brownies and cookies.

We sat around the gas fire for a little and then jumped back in. I went down the water slide a couple more times and then we played with the water-bed.  I sat in the Spa for another 10, minutes then got dressed and went home.

Las Vegas

On the week of July 1, 2012 my family and me went on a trip to Los Vegas.  We stayed at Caeser’s Palace. The hotel had 4 public pools.  It also had a private pool (to get in you have to rent a cabana).  It had an adult only pool, too.   We were  going to stay in the Roman Tower but we got upgraded to the Augustus Tower. The Augustus Tower has a shower, a jet bath, a toilet with it s own room, and a two sink counter in the bathroom. In the main room it has two queen-sized beds, a large window with manual opening vents, a chair with a footrest, a table with 4 chairs, and an end table. The first night we settled in.

The next day we visited the pools. We went in the Temple and Neptune pools. The pools had a snack bar and a pool bar(adults only pool). Near when we were going to go back up I got a fruit platter. We got to the hotel room around 3:30 pm. We had left at 11:00 am.

For diner we went to RAO’s . At RAO’s I had clams and lamb. When we finished our meal, my sister, my mom, and I went outside and found a place to sit around the pool. When we finished dinner, my dad, my sister, and I went to the Bellagio to see the fountain show. Then we went to the Mirage and saw the volcano show. Then we went back to our room and went to sleep.

The next day we went to the pool for an hour. Then around diner time we saw the Tournament of Kings at the Excalibur. We sat in the Dragon section. I’m not going to tell what happened: You see for yourself. After the show, we went back and got ready for bed.

The last day we packed up and left the hotel. We drove to Red Rock Canyon and hiked.  That was the end of our trip.