Sunday, May 10, 2009

The big race!!

So every year there is race in Calinete put on by SNORE (Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiast) and well this year I (Neal) was looking on their web site and thought I would ask and see if anyone would let me co-ride a lap at this race. Well this guy e-mailed me back and said that he would let me co-ride a lap. Well this race was this past weekend (May 9Th.) Well I made it through safe and I had a great time. I wasn't able to take my camera on the ride but mom and dad got pictures of me climbing and getting strapped in for the ride, then pictures of coming down the final hill behind the stores in Caliente. In all but the last picture I am in the Bronco.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Vica/ Skills Usa

Well this year skills usa was in reno again and once again I competed in cabinet making again this year ( my third year.) Last year I took fifth place and was getting exited for this year. On thursday we woke up at 5:30 to get all our showers and head down to the bus to go find something to eat, well every place was closed!! So we just headed down to the place where this contest was held at. This year was a complete different cabinet then the past couple years. Last year's did not have a draw, just a door and a adjustable shelf (this years had one too.) All together there was four kids from our school working, and 18 people started but only 16 stayed and worked the whole time. (two girls droped out a hour into working!!) But anyways after eight hours of hard thinking and working, they told us to put our tools down and move our cabinets (completed or not) down to these tables. We stayed a little after to look at all the cabinets and there was only three finished!!! (last year almost everyone finished that shows how hard this years was.) the ones that finished were a kid from elko high school, and Ivan Ortiz from our school, and me. Well that were the three that got medals!!! The elko kid took third, I took second, and Ivan took first!!!!!!!! It is pretty amazing that our school took first and second, I still think I am dreaming!! But anyways, so we got some prizes for wining and Ivan get's to make a trip to kanas city to compete in another competiton there agianst all the other gold medal winners in the united states. It so cool!!!!!!!!!!! But anyways here is some pictures of everything.