Showing posts from July, 2009

Black Friday Has Been Canceled!

By: Andrew Bermudez (Lego Studios; July 24, 2009)      During the vacation, a unanimous decision was made to halt the development of the short film Black Friday. "We decided to make the decision when we realized that we would mainly be busy filming Johnny Thunder and the Gift of the Nile," said Mark Matthew, head of the board of directors. "With all of this commotion, especially since we plan on ordering some prop weapons, we just don't have the time to get the movie out by November 27th. Alas, maybe next year, but not this year."      In the meantime, some promotional ads are being written up. Peter Samuel, the resident script writer, said, "I am currently working on some commercials for tourist attractions around town, including the Sea Life Aquarium, the Legotown Museum, and others. But I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you. These projects may fall through too."      The proposed commercials will be released during the holidays this year, an…

Vacation Update: Home, Sweet Home

By: Andrew Bermudez (Daniel and Andrew's House; July 24, 2009)      Yesterday, the Bermudez's 6-week long vacation came to a close. Even though the vacation was cut short by three days due to bad weather, they still had a wonderful time. Here are the details on the last days of the vacation.      Day 38: Today we drove on to the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. Here we visited the underground Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, which featured a museum about westward expansion. The entire complex, especially the arch, was very clean and impressive. Pity the same cannot be said about the rest of St. Louis. For the night, we stopped in Independence, MO.
     Day 39: Today we went into Independence. First, we visited the Truman Presidential Library. It featured all sorts of different artifacts, including the famous "The Buck Stops Here" sign. Afterwards we walked around town before a storm scared us back to our hotel. Oh boy.
     Day 40: Today we outran the storm as we drove…

Vacation Update: Starting Back Home

By: Andrew Bermudez (Litchfield Holiday Inn; July 18, 2009)      With only one week left, the Bermudez Family is now starting to head back home. This final week they are mostly driving and contemplating all the awesome sights they have seen.      Day 32: Today we viewed yet another battlefield: Antietam. We drove the battlefield while listening to an audio presentation. It really brought the experience to life. We closed the day at the Gettysburg KOA with Chipper, our friendly cabin chipmunk.
     Day 33: We begun our day with Chipper's friend flinging seeds at us from above. Luckily he was a bad shot, but seemed to enjoy himself anyway as he chuckled menacingly. Guess where we headed today? Those who said Gettysburg Battlefield would be accurate. How did you know? When the brochures tell you how amazing the place is, believe it. We ended the day tired, but enjoyed every minute of it.      Day 34: Drive, drive, drive. Ohio here we come.
     Day 35: Weather holding out beautifully. W…

Vacation Update: At the Nation's Capitol

By: Andrew Bermudez (Harpers Ferry KOA; July 13, 2009)      It has definitely been an eventful week on the Bermudez's six-week long vacation. Recently, they have not only gone to Washington D.C., but to Jamestown and Harpers Ferry as well. Here is a day-to-day update of the recent events.      Day 24: Today we went to Jamestown, the first English settlement in North America. The settlement featured living historians in a recreation of the settlement, the ships that brought the settlers over and a local Indian village. It was all very engaging and interesting, even though Daniel called the Indian village farby (a reenacting term meaning 'far be it from authentic'). Afterwards, we went to the original site of the fort. Here we saw artifacts from their ongoing excavations, as well as the foundations for some of the former buildings. We even saw a snapping turtle in a nearby stream.
     Day 25: We are now on our way to our nation's capitol, Washington D.C.! After leaving W…

Vacation Update: Passing Through the South

By: Andrew Bermudez (Colonial Williamsburg KOA; July 4, 2009)      It is now Independence Day, and the six-week long vacation continues. Now we are half-way through the vacation, and to celebrate it, we're sending out another vacation update. during this time, we passed through four states: Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.      Day 16: Today we drove to the town of Andersonville to visit the National Prisoner of War Museum and Andersonville POW Camp. It was an eye-opening experience. After that we drove to Forsyth, Georgia. We tried to spend the night in the KOA's Kamping Kabin, but it was so cheaply made (the mirror was a shard of an old mirror glued on the wall, insects infested the bathrooms, and the air conditioning did nothing) we had to spend the night in a nearby hotel.

     Day 17: We waved goodbye to our first hotel on this vacation as we headed off to Atlanta, Georgia. After accidentally wandering around downtown Atlanta, we pulled into the Geor…