BEFORE my haircut!
Scooter's making it perfect
Ta-da! I have ears again!
The Banks Family
Marissa and I shaking our booties!
Bouncy obstacle course
Cooking with Marissa
Me, Dakota, Marissa, and Lyndsey frying OREOS!
My new friend
The scooter gang explores Salt Lake City
Helllloooo up there!
Beautiful mountain view
Don't mess with me
Scooter gang strikes a pose
Kennecott Copper Mine...from a distance
Looking into the mine
Beautiful day for a field trip
Camden, Marissa, Lyndsey, Dakota, Me, Camille, Tyler
A birds eye view into the mine
Hellllooo down there!
Each mining truck has 6 of these tires!
Getting ready to watch an educational mining video
Tyler and I check out a few minerals
Great day and great friends
Shooting a movie
Lounging in the grass
Shooting another scene in the rose gardens
All together now!
The tunnel to "The Secret Garden"
Such a beautiful day
Marissa and I take a rest
Another movie scene
Tumbling down the hill
Lyndsey in the bear cave
Beautiful mountain view
Well, another amazing week has passed here in Salt Lake City. I got my official "Michael Banks" haircut this week by the tour's talented hair stylist, Scooter. I knew I had ears under all that hair.
We managed to fit a lot in this week, on top of school and rehearsals. There was a Greek Festival going on near our hotel that we went to. All the kids got tattoos, mine is a dragon. Later, we made fried Oreos in Marissa's room! Thanks, Mrs. Smoker, for helping us and letting us use your kitchen! Fried Oreos sound gross, but they are actually very good.
One afternoon, Dakota, Camden, Annie, Lyndsey, Me, and our moms all went exploring downtown Salt Lake City. The kids all rode their scooters while the moms walked. We went to a park and were able to check out a lot of cool buildings.
On our Golden Day (day off), we rented cars and went to Kennecott Copper Mine and Thanksgiving Point.
At the mine, we learned all about mining for copper. This particular copper mine has provided about 18 tons of copper, is the largest copper mine on Earth, and can be seen from space! The mine is 2 3/4 miles across at the top and 3/4 miles deep.
At Thanksgiving Point, we walked all through Thanksgiving Gardens, a 55 acre area of 15 specialty themed gardens. My favorite was "The Secret Garden", set up and grown just like the book! There was also a huge waterfall. While we were exploring the gardens, the kids all decided to record movie that we all stared in! It's a suspenseful thriller. I can't tell you more about it, you'll have to wait until it's done and edited!
Next, we checked out the Children's Discovery Garden which had a giant Noah's Ark, 2 big mazes, and a bear cave. After spending a lot of time filming more of our movie there, we went to the Farm Country where we got to pet some animals and ride on horses. On the way back home, we took the scenic route and drove all along the mountains. It's so pretty here! We ended our great day off at a yummy Thai restaurant and went swimming back at the hotel. Stay tuned for more.... Only a few more days until I make my stage debut as Michael Banks!