A few weeks ago, Jen thought it would be wonderful to go camping
with her two best friends. Whoops, Jenny thought, Jessica always
wants a quiet, peaceful trip. On the other hand, Jaime loved
wild, crazy trips. Jen decided to call Jaimi first.
Jami answered the phone, "Hello? Hey, Jen. What's up?"
"Nothing, you?" replied Jen. "Hey, Jami. How does a camping-"Jen
was cut off by Jami.
"I'd love to go camping!! Oh darn it! I forgot about….Jessica."
"This is a sarcastic comment. No fun will be in the trip. Oh,
Jessica will go alright, she'll just want to classify animal
droppings and certain birds," Jen said, giggling.
"You're so right. That's exactly what she'll want to do.
Sometimes she can be such a humongous worry-wart," Jami
retaliated. "I wish lots of luck, Jen," Jami said as she hung up.
Jen clutched her sequined baby blue phone in her hand. Her little
bells that hung off her antenna tinkled together making a merry
sound. She clutched on the phone tightly as she swung her right
leg over the coffee table. She tripped and landed sprawled out on
her couch, red-brown hair in her face.She sighed and dialed
Jessica's number. She begged Jessica and convinced her to PLEASE
come. Jessica finally agreed. Jen said to her self, "They better
start packing. This will be a trip they'll never forget."
The three girls arrived at their campsite in Yosemite National
Park, Yosemite, California. Jami scampered over Jen's hiking
shoes and tumbled out head over heels out of the car. "Oh my
gosh!! Are you okay?!?!?!?!" inquired Jen. Jami tilted her face
upward to Jen her face as red as a tomato from laughing. Jess
(Jessica) turned around, grabbed her knapsack, and scouted
through her bag for her camera. Jess grasped her camera and slid
out of the car. She had Jen and Jami stand in the mountainous
scenery and snapped several pictures of the background and the
other two girls. They loved Yosemite's campsites. They were so
After sleeping for the night, Jen wondered what to make for
breakfast. An idea popped to mind. Jen pulled on her fleece
sweater over her t-shirt and then zipped up her hiking vest over
the sweater.She grabbed seven small containers and a water bottle
from her bag. Jen came across a ripe blueberry bush. Jen pulled
out the containers and started picking the berries off the bush.
Later, Jen slipped into the tent and began starting to cook,
after taking out some cooking utensils and baking stuff. Jen
poured some of the berries into a strainer and stretched over to
the table for the water bottle. Jen grasped the water bottle and
leaned back to where she was standing. She poured them into the
batter. She was whisking everything together as Jess walked in,
yawning.Jen poured the mix onto the griddle and watched the
"What going on?" Jess said sleepily, she was so tired she didn't
"Breakfast, sleepyhead, breakfast. Hungry at all?" Jen asked.
Jess nodded. Jami walked in and plopped across from Jess.
Hallelujah, Jen thought, pancakes are ready.
She was putting the pancakes onto plates when Jami said out of
the blue, "Let's go fishing." Jen swung around with her red-brown
swinging wildly. Jess slumped onto the table with her long black
hair complimenting it. "Come on Jess! You got to come!" Jami
exclaimed. Jess refused to go. "Jess! Repeat after me, Jami said,
"I, Jessica Marie Parker, will have fun on this trip and not read
for the whole trip." Unwillingly, Jess repeated Jami. "Jen slid
their pancakes on the table and the two girls lifted their eating
utensils and began to start eating. They all gobbled up their
pancakes and began packing for fishing.
"I'm jumping in the lake. Anyone care to join?" Jen declared.
Jess shrunk behind Jami. Jen shrugged her coat of revealing her
pink and black bathing suit. Jen told Jami and Jess, "Step aside
ladies, and watch my perfect cannon ball!" Jen took 4 huge steps
backward. Then she ran and leaped into the water. Jen landed in
the water standing up perfectly. Her knees bent ever so slightly.
Jen began to sink, not at all was Jen sinking. Jess uttered a
small shriek and jumped towards her knapsack and started
scrambling through her bag for a rope. Jen and Jami began
laughing really hard. Jess realized the water wasn't that deep
and Jen was just bending her knees and splashing around. Jess
flipped around and stomped away to the shade of a tree, angrily.
Jen and Jess were splashing around in the water. Jen had taught
Jess how to swim and some floats. Around an hour later, they were
out of the water and were lying on the dock drying off when Jami
finished her fishing and told the girls she was ready to go. They
left the dock and strolled back to the campsite. Jen and Jess
were setting up a fire when they heard a news report from their
Jen turned up the volume, "We have a few reports of an animal
sighting," a woman said," Nobody knows what kind of animal it is
so be aware, campers of Yosemite." Jami walked into the campsite
at the last part of the report with the water buckets. All the
three girls began to worry, even Jami.
Jami's catch consisted of trout, salmon, and catfish. They girls
cooked the fish and ate it. The girls were washing the "dishes"
when Jami heard a strange noise in the trees. The girls dropped
the dishes gently into the buckets. The girls stood up and
huddled close together. They backed up far from their buckets. A
blur of white flew through the trees and landed on the bucket the
girls had been using. It was a white owl! The girls had freaked
out over nothing. They laughed at the fact.As they drove home
they wondered what they would do for their next trip.
"What about the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History? They have
the Hope Diamond," Jess said hopefully. Jami stuck her tongue
"How 'bout Disneyland? You can learn a little bit in Disneyland
but have fun at the same time," Jen said. Jami and Jess nodded
yes. The girls planned, went, and tons of fun in their trip. Then
they planned for their next trip.