Jadyn Dalrymple

Snowboarder, Hiker, Traveler, Story Teller

Rocky Mountain National Park- Sky Pond


Last Saturday I went to Rocky Mountain National Park with Gabe, dad, and mom.

It was like three hours out there, but I listened to Percy Jackson, so it passed quickly.

The hike was really pretty and fun. It was 9.00 miles round trip though, so it got a little tiring.


The first thing we saw was a waterfall! It was big and really pretty.


Then we hiked for a while until we reached a lake called Loch – it was my favorite especially on the way back since it was around dusk. It looked like glass.


Then we hiked a while more till we reached a waterfall that was really cool. It wasn’t as big as the other one, but I think that it was prettier.


Then we hiked a little bit up and saw Lake Of Glass. Honestly, I didn’t think it looked like glass, but that was probably just because of the clouds in the sky.


The last lake we saw was Sky Pond. It was really pretty. It reminded me of the Sierra Nevada’s.


On our way back it started to get dark, but it was ok because you could still see a little, and we had a couple flashlights.

For dinner we went to a Korean restaurant – it was so good!! Gabe and I got bulgogi sliders. They were the best sliders I have ever had.

Then we drove home and  got back around 1:00 in the morning. But I had a great time and wonderful memories!


Rickshaw Girl


The main point of this book was that girls can do things, too.

The main character was Naima from Bangladesh. She hears her father talking to her mother and saying that I wish one of our daughters was a boy so that he could help him drive the rickshaw.

So Naima decides to drive the rickshaw, but it is too heavy for her to steer, so she rams it into some bushes, and she messes it up.

Then her father says that he’ll take it down to a new shop that just opened. He didn’t know that the owner was a woman. She decided to go down in her friend’s clothes, who is a boy and ask for a job helping to fix rickshaws, and she lets down her hair and shows that she is a girl, and she gets a job.

They are able to fix her father’s rickshaw if he lets her work for the lady. And that’s the end.

I thought overall it was a pretty boring story without too much adventure.

Kirk, the Koala


This is another story I wrote for my freewrite time for my writing class today:

Once upon a time, there lived a koala and his name was Kirk. Kirk wasn’t like every koala for her lived in a picture, and in his picture there was bamboo that never ran out and the sky was always blue. But one day he got bored with the always blue sky and the bamboo that never ran out. He wanted something more. He wanted adventure.

So he decided to try and find a way to get out of his picture. He searched everywhere for a way to get out but with no luck. He became abashed so he decided to take  anap. When he awoke he decided to try one more time to try and leave his picture and this time he found a doorway.

He immediately crawled through the doorway. Once he was out he looked around.

He saw a nice looking kitche. Then he saw an open door leading to sunlight and he had a feeling that that was the right way to go. And then he was free.

He looked around him. He saw dark green trees. He saw beautiful flowers that gave off a wonderful aroma, and the best of all, he saw a beautiful lake that looked like glass. he smiled.

This is what he had wanted. Its everything he had imagined. Kirk crawled all about him loving every single thing he sae about him. And then he decided he needed some friends to keep him company. He looked everywhere. He found bugs and birds but nobody who seemed like the right friend.

And then he saw it. He opened his eyes big. It was another koala his age too.

He quickly crawled over to her. She smiled at him.

Hi she said. My name is Kira.

Hi, Kirk said. My name is Kirk.

Where did you come from? he asked.

I came from a picture. Where did you come from?

I came from a picture too, Kirk said.

They both smiled, and they played all day til they were best friends, and then Kirk said, will you come live with me in my picture?

Kira said happily, “yes, I would love to. I get so lonesome in my picture.”

So they both lived in Kirk’s picture and lived happily every after.

The End

Teal’s Story


This is a story I wrote for my class with Bravewriter. I had to pick a color and go on a walk, looking for the color and then freewrite afterwards. I picked the color, teal. My mom picked the color, yellow. Here’s my story:


Once upon a time there was a rock name Teal. Teal was the only one of her color there were many orange characters and yellow and red but no teal and nobody wanted to play with her. Which made her very sad.

She thought it was because she wasn’t the same color as them but it was really because they were jealous of her. They thought she was so much prettier than them so for some odd reason they didn’t play with her.

So one day Teal decided to go out on a journey to find someone who was teal like her. She met very many different people along the way such as magenta mushrooms, yellow leaves but never anyone who was teal.

She asked each and every one of them if they knew anyone who was teal but each and every one of them said no you are special.

The last person she met on her journey was a beautiful white shiny rock who said her name was Shimmer Rock. Shimmer Rock was the most beautiful being Teal had ever seen and the nicest.

Shimmer Rock invited Teal to come to her house for some tea and something to eat. Teal gratefully accepted for she hadn’t eaten in a while and was starving. So they walked to Shimmer Rocks house which was very beautiful. After Teal had eaten enough Shimmer Rock asked Teal to tell her story so Teal told her story and Shimmer Rock didn’t interrupt once only listening intently.

Once Teal was done Shimmer Rock said when I was younger I used to be sad too because I was different and everybody kept telling me that I was special but I didn’t believe them. I just wished that I was like everyone else, but then I met a purple flower named Delicate Wild and she explained to me that I was special but that I could be whatever I wanted to be, but I always had to remember to always be myself.

“And so I am going to tell you the same thing, Teal,” Shimmer Rock said: “Remember to always be yourself.”




Scrounged Poetry


I wrote this poem for my Write for Fun Class from Bravewriter about this painting above, Celebration with Fireworks and Kites by Chinese School.

had to try to just use the words I had been collecting that week.

cheerful China

colorful fun

thoughts of laughter

wild shimmer

conspicuous designs

delicate kites

unabashed learning

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon


This book by Grace Lin is about a girl named Minli who goes on a journey to ask the man of the moon to change her family’s fortune, and along the way she meets a lot of cool people.

One of my favorite things about this book was that each person she met told a story.

Along the way she meets a dragon, and he decides to go with her to ask the Man of the Moon why he doesn’t have any wings.

While she is gone, her parents realize that she is their fortune. Once she reaches Never Ending Mountain (which is where the Man of the Moon is), she sends up a kite with a string of destiny as the tail, and since it is a string of destiny, it gets longer and longer which means that it is her destiny to meet the Man of the Moon. Then the string turns into a bridge, but it cannot hold Dragon, so Minli goes up alone telling Dragon that she will ask the Man of the Moon his question for him.

Once she gets to the top of the bridge, she sees the Man of the Moon, but he says a person can only ask one question every 99 years, and so she will only get to ask one question. Then she realizes that she doesn’t need to change her fortune because the love of her family is her fortune, so she decides to ask Dragon’s question. Then she comes back down the bridge. Dragon asks her if she asked his question for him, and she said yes, then she sat on top of Dragon and pulled the ball on top of his head off.

Then he was able to fly, and he flew her back home and then he decided to live up on Fruitless Mountain which was very close to where Minli lived. And then Fruitless Mountain was very fruitful, and it was because the Jade Dragon, Dragon’s mother, had been reunited with one of her children.


Enchantment Resort Tennis Camp


When we first got to Sedona we had one day until our tennis camp. I had been really nervous before but had a great time. We played for about six hours every day.

When we got there we usually warmed up hitting and then ran a little and stretched. Then we would go to a court with our group. There were three different groups that you were put into. There were three coaches and you rotated between all the courts. All the coaches worked on different things with you, and at 12:00 we went to lunch.

There was a different lunch each day. That first day we had sandwiches. My favorite lunch was probably the spaghetti with garlic bread and pudding. After lunch we would go out again and warm up again and then keep playing. We played from 9:00 to 4:00.

On our last day we had a pool party with ice cream. It was really fun, and I had a great time at the tennis camp.


Baby Bathtubs


Baby bathtubs was a very fun hike we did in Ouray. It wasn’t much of a hike, but there were little pools of water that Isaac and I played in. They were so much fun.

There was a little waterfall, and the rocks were big and smooth where water ran through.



frisbeeToday in the evening we went to the park with the frisbee. We threw it around a little. And then my dad made up a game which we decided to call frisbee blitz. It was really fun and a great workout.

There were two on each team. The way to get points is if you catch it from your teammate or if you are on the other team then you try to smack it down. We played to ten. We switched out taking breaks, and we played until it was dark.

I really liked smacking it down because I am not too good of a catcher.` I loved running around.

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