I suppose if you wear all the right protective gear and take some lessons from an expert about how to properly execute some cool bike tricks, you might not break an arm. It would be fun to write about!
My cousin visited me this past long weekend. He retold the story of a spectacular birthday party gone wrong. He asked all his friends to gather in a field on the prairies. They had no idea why, but there they stood. Then he surprised them by parachuting in (he’d never done that before), like some kind of super hero. Only, he did not pay close attention to instructors, and he hit the ground way too hard. He broke his ankle and had to be rushed to hospital in an ambulance.
It was not the memorable birthday party he was hoping for.
Your ATV looks like a hoot. I’ve seen many coming out of the woods around here caked in mud, just like you’ve described. I grew up with cousins who had snowmobiles. I got to drive one from time to time, but mostly I was a passenger who just had to hang on. It was thrilling.
I see that you and your sister are wearing helmets. Well done!
There are lots of new things I would like to try, but skydiving is not one of them. However, I would certainly love to read about someone else trying it, especially for the first time, so I think you have a great idea to write about.
You’ve drawn a figure who looks like how I would look on a plane if I was supposed to jump. I would be grabbing on to anything I could and plastering myself against a wall so as not to fall out. What a chicken I would be!
I’ve never been to LEGOLAND, but I absolutely loved LEGO growing up, as did my son, so I looked it up. It turns out that there are many LEGOLANDS in the world including California, Dubai, Florida, Japan, Malaysia and New York.
I don’t know about you, but the closest one to me is in Florida, which is far, far away. Instead, I visited the website and I learned that guests can trade LEGOLAND figures with employees at LEGOLAND. My favourite LEGO figure is a cowboy, which is attached to my keys. I wouldn’t trade him for anything, even though his foot is now broken.
When I was little, my favourite thing to build from LEGO was house boats. After my son was born, LEGO became more complicated, with kits and a catalogue of instructions to read through. Still, I’ve kept many of those kits and the catalogues, just in case we want to build again.
I picked your letter because today it feels like winter is coming for sure. I think somewhere in the province, it is actually snowing.
I liked how you coloured your snow hill blue. So cold! Your snowboarder doing the loop-de-loop reminds me that winter can actually be fun. It’s a happy thought that I will remind myself over and over again as the last of the leaves fall from the tree in my backyard.
And anyhow, on really cold days, I can always stay inside with a good book. I’m sure I can find one on snowboarding!
I don’t know much about lacrosse but I looked it up and read that: it is the fastest game played on two feet; it was invented by North American aboriginals (1600s); and women started playing as far back as 1890. I also read that one of the most important rules in lacrosse is the hand-ball rule. If players other than the goalie touches the ball with their glove, the other team receives possession of the ball.
You are right. I don’t see a lot of protective equipment in the photos I saw. I’m sure that this adds to the excitement of watching from the sidelines (where you would find me).
It is so nice to hear that you’ve taken a keen interest and I hope you keep at it. With practice, you’ll score many goals to come!