Olympic National Park Ranger
We're in America now, I think that's good. Everyone's been saying for so
long now that I'm going to America and then I'm in Canada??? I just called
it America anyway. In a town called Vancouver we visited my friend Sandras
Oma it was nice, we stayed there for four days, she made apfelstrudel mmmmh
lecker, my favourite. But anyway now were in America.
I did something exciting yesterday. We drove through a big rainforest,
daddy said it's called a rainforest but there wasn't any rain, just a forest
and the trees were so big some were huge. Daddy said it was so nice that he
had to take a photo so mama kept driving backwards and forwards until the
sun was in the right place. They do this quite a lot so I don't jump down
out of my seat now until I'm sure we're really stopping. Olivia was eating
her foot and Fabio was sleeping so it was nice and quiet.
Eventually we stopped and we all jumped out. Fabio and Olivia and me all
put our wellies and rainclothes on (it's still not raining but daddy keeps
saying it's a rainforest). We went into a small house and Fabio thought
everything was to touch but it wasn't. A lady gave me a book and a crayon,
wow cool, so I took it to mama.
We sat outside and looked at the book. There were lots of exciting things
to do in the book, we had to find lots of animal tracks and birds and
flowers and everything and I had to draw pictures of them. We walked along
a path and me and Fabio kapt looking for things. Ifound a squirrel, a hole
where an animal lives and lots of mushrooms. Fabio found a big yukky yellow
slug and he wanted to touch it but I said that's disgusting. Suddenly mama
and ne and Fabio heard something, we stopped. I thought maybe it was a wolf
or a bear. Then we saw daddies hat behind a tree. Daddy was hiding and
making noises like a wolf, silly daddy.
When we'd finished looking at all the exciting things we went back to the
house and a man looked at my book. He said all boys want to ask a ranger a
question so I could ask him anything. I just looked at him strangely, what
should I ask him?? If he likes Barbapapas? If he's wearing Bob the Builder
socks? No, maybe not, he looks a bit oo old and scary to ask that. Mama
said I should ask if the mushrooms were poisonous. That was a good idea
mama. I asked the man and he sat me on his table and showed me a big book
full of mushrooms but he didn't really answer. Then I had to hold my hand
up and he said something very serious then guess what? I got a badge and he
stamped my book with a yellow slug stamp (just like the one Fabio saw).
Now I'm a Junior Park Ranger. Cool
||Story told by Jun. Park Ranger Yannik (with a little help from