A Miserable Day in Yellowstone!
A Test of Endurance
Bear Charges Trail Riders
Brother No.1 Takes a Hike
Camping,Boating and Bears!Part I
Camping,Boating, and Bears! Part II
Cooking School with M
Dust, Dips, and Bear Tracks
Family Forestry Expo
Grinnell Glacier Hike
Hoar, Ghosts, and Pits!
Lost on Father's Day?
M&E:Kids in the City!
Marmot Mountain Fun and Terror!
Mystery in the Rain Forest
Shuttle Bus Adventure
Snowshoe Fun on Winter Trails Day!
The Big Fair!
The Blood Red Moon
The Great Goldfish Adventure
The Swan Rangers and the 79 Switchbacks!
The Tough Trail
Ticks, Elk, Buffalo, and More!
Too Much to Bear
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The Great Goldfish Adventure
One day in early October, we
set out to do our weekly shopping. I, “M”, quickly slipped some
money and a small video camera into a purse. The idea caught on and “E”
took two dollars as well. We came up with the idea to buy a fish. After
a moment of contemplation, we decided to get two goldfish.
the way to the store, our mom did some autumn photography. At the
store, Mom left us to look at the fish while she did the shopping. The
goldfish would cost 12 cents each. “E” chose a large orange one. I
picked out an orange goldfish with white markings. Soon our mom came
back and we set off to look at fish bowls. We saw that all of the fish
bowls for sale were out of our price range and decided to use the vase
that we had at home. Anyway, it was the same as one they had for sale.
Then, a sales lady came along and we
told her which fish we wanted. She could not seem to to get the fish
that "E" wanted out of the tank. So, "E" got it. We are not sure
if the fish that she got was the same one that she had originally
wanted. Mine was more trouble to catch. Finally, Mom got a bunch of
fish. I picked out the one most like the original fish I wanted.
(We think that maybe I got the one that I wanted first.) We also bought
some goldfish food, TetraFin. We carried our fish in plastic bags on the
We had to go to the grocery store, so
we left our fish in their bags in the sink while we went to do our
shopping. While we were at the grocery, we decided to name "E’s " fish
Brook after a Pepperidge Farm goldfish cracker. It was the case sale at
Smith’s grocery and we bought giant packages of flour and sugar for our
winter supply. As “E” and I lugged a heavy package of sugar through our
backyard to the house, I came up with the name Tetra for my fish. (If
you don’t remember, we bought TetraFin fish food.) When we came in the
house, the goldfish were surprised, but alive.
We removed the artificial fall flowers
and real fall leaves that were in the vase. We left river rocks in the
vase, though. While I was cooking a dinner of hot dogs, the rest of the
family put the goldfish into the vase with their water. The
goldfish looked happier in the fishbowl than in the plastic bags. We
placed the vase on a coffee table in the living room. We gave the fish a
flake of fish food. After it sank, the fish ate it. Even as I write
this, I can see the little goldfish swimming around in their fishbowl.
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