Monday, August 27, 2007

Exercise Day

Today was Exercise Day (not official). It started out by walking from Bonaventure m├ętro station to the church of Notre Dame in Old Montreal. We walked back to Square Victoria. Then, we waited 15 minutes for bus number 36 to get to Lionel-Groulx. When it arrived, we found out that it didn't go to Lionel-Groulx. So instead, we took the Orange line home from Square Victoria. In the evening, my mother, my brother and I jumped rope. I used to be very good in grade 1, but I hadn't practiced for a long time. After an hour of jumping rope, all three of us had gotten better. I like jumping rope. It's very fun. Later in the evening, my brother, my father and I went to the park. In the park, we played hide and seek tag. I love hide and seek. It's one of my favourite games. For the first two rounds our father knew where we were. But my brother and I had a plan: our father would think we were in the same place as before, but we really weren't. The plan worked so well that it worked two times. Our day of exercise was extremely exciting and fun.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Alps

Today my brother, my father and I went to a movie about the Alps. The movie is about a man named John Harlin III climbing the most rugged part of the Alps; the north face of the Eiger. For him, it's not just difficult physically, but also emotionally because when he was nine, his father, John Harlin II decided to climb the Eiger and died in the attempt. John Harlin III doesn't believe that there's any climb worth dying for. If needed, he will take a helicopter back to base. His wife and daughter are anxious for John but are nevertheless supporting him emotionally. His wife said that her husband knows what he's got to do; complete the climb that his father started 30 years earlier. I think this movie was very good. It might have been better if it was not mainly about a man climbing the Eiger. It should have more about other parts of the alps. I would give this movie 4½ stars out of 5.