For my mom's birthday we went to eat at The Fort. The outside of the restaurant looked very old and western. There was a big open area in the back of the restaurant with a campfire outside. The food at the restaurant was reminiscent of what they served in the 1830s. The reason my mom wanted to go there is to have a true Colorado experience and try out some Rocky Mountain Oysters or so called, cow balls. My dad got into defense mode and started acting like a scaredy cat before we even left the apartment. I thought the cow balls were disgusting. It (notice i said it, not they) was so chewy and tasted like liver. Every time my parents would say the name of it I would start gagging on it. For the entree, my dad and I shared buffalo prime rib. I thought it was good but I liked what my mom ordered better which was buffalo rib eye. Surprisingly, it was less gamey than regular steak. Towards the end of the dinner, they asked us if we wanted a picture with buffalo hats on and so we did. When my dad got his phone back and started looking at the pictures, he saw that mom had her eyes closed in one photo. I don't know why she does that but I do know that she despises having to take pictures for sure. In fact, she really doesn't like being the center of attention at all. If you notice in my blogs, she's always the one taking the pictures. She's the one that helps me a lot with my blog, she likes to work behind the scenes. Anyway, my mom is the best cook, has a weird sense of humor and she dresses me nicely so I don't look like a dork and she helps me do pretty much EVERYTHING every day and I love her.
hat are your strengths? My mental intelligence, some common sense that I got from my mother and my dorky moo
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Spain
Why? Better tasting food
What do you like to do for fun? Power soccer, Minecraft, Clash of Clans and Chess.
What are you most worried about? That people start seeing me as a total loser.
What do you wish your parents knew about you? What I'm mad about.
What do you wish your grandparent knew about you? How much I dislike writing sometimes. It drives me crazy when they call on FaceTime and say, "How come you haven't written a blog?" But I have to say they are my biggest blog supporters too.
If you could have one wish, what would it be? To have a mind reader hooked up to my head. Although, it would be kinda bad because my parents would hear how terrible I am towards myself especially when I do something wrong.
What do you feel ashamed of? Lack of communication to another person and laziness sometimes.
Where do you feel safest? In my F-Five power chair with the tray on.
If you weren't afraid, what would you do? speak up!
If you weren't disabled, what would you do? Become a missionary or a comedian.
Have you ever felt like a failure? Yes
How did you cope? By remembering all of the good times I had in the past.
How can you tell that you're getting angry? By feeling my brain burning by the flood of bad words after hearing something and then rub my fist to my eyes.
What are you thinking? I wish that I can help more often.
How are you different? I don't see myself as ugly anymore.
What's something that adults(parents, grandparent's, teachers, etc.) say to you that's really stuck with you? Your going to change the world
Do you think they are right? Sometimes no and sometimes yes. It depends on how I am feeling when they say that.
How do you feel when people stare at you? I don't really mind it. The only time that it kinda bugs me is when I'm walking in my walker. I feel like a sumo wrestler stomping the ground.
What is your proudest accomplishment? Being able to put my clothes on.
What do you like about your school? It's not all about tests. I can breathe.
What do you dislike? Devil and time
Do you think it was a good idea to homeschool? Yes
What do you do when you're stressed out? I start sweating and start panicking to rush myself to finish whatever I'm doing.
What's something nice you could say to yourself? I am a hard___worker and not to say the bad word.
What is your happiest memory? The happiest memory is when I got my first gun for my birthday and I was so surprised that I started crying. I remember my Papa telling me not to shoot my eye out and I started laughing.
What do you do when you're feeling down? Blame myself and only see what I can't do.
Do you think it's OK to cry? No, because it makes me feel weak inside.
What is your favorite book? Out of my Mind
What is your favorite movie? Star Wars
What is your favorite music or band? Classic rock
What is your favorite color? Orange
What are you grateful for? For staying healthy and not getting pneumonia. I'm grateful to have a little sister that makes me laugh even when I'm not in the greatest mood.
What do you like about yourself? I'm a goofball, funny, smart and i have a nice smile
My name is Cameron Broyles, I'm 16 years old and I started my blog 5 years ago when I was 11. I have paraplegic cerebral palsy and cannot communicate in a traditional fashion. I am home-schooled now but I used to go to main stream public school. My love of exploring first began with going on field trips to learn about history. I play power soccer and it's become my sport of choice! I am originally from Texas but now I live in Colorado and LOVE it! I love to travel and explore but the majority of times it is much more difficult than the average person. I want this blog to not only be my mouthpiece for my friends and family but also give some ideas and maybe light a spark for other people with disabilities to get out and explore life! I was first coerced into starting a blog from my mom and dad and I have to admit that sometimes it's not my favorite thing to do but what I love most about having a blog for these past 5 years is that it's a daily reminder of all my blessings from God and how grateful and thankful I am for everything I have in my life.