Doc’s Beach House (on the beach) — Bonita Springs, Florida


Doc’s Beach House is a good place to eat if you are at the beach.  Doc’s is located in Bonita Spring, Florida.  You have four options to sit and eat —  inside, inside up stairs, outside by the beach, and outside in the front entrance.  The owners are from chicago and have a lot of chicago stuff like the Bulls ( basketball team) and Bears (football team).  They have a bunch of diffrent colors, like light green, blue, and red decorations and things hanging all over the walls.  They have only one men’s and women’s restrooms.  The restrooms are really small!  They have many different appetizers, but we picked chicken wings and fried zucchini.  The chicken wings were really good and juicy.  The wings were medium, but they were not very spicy – almost mild.  The zucchini were good, and came with a really great sauce.  It was a texas (spicy) ranch dipping sauce.  The zucchini were in crispy strips not in round circle pieces.  For our entree we got their pizza.  It was one of the worst pizzas I have ever had; it was terrible.  (This is my personal opinion.  My uncle thinks their pizza is great and orders it every time he is in town.)  The pizza was burnt and had this nasty wierd taste.  So if you do go for dinner get the wings they are the best.  On other visits, we have ordered the clam strips, tuna salad sandwich, fried grouper.  I would recommend any of those items over the pizza.


Doc’s Beach House is right on the the beach.   We sat outside when we went this time.  If you sit inside, you can go upstairs.  It is really cool up there.  It is decorated with all sorts of sports stuff.  It is also air conditioned upstairs for in the summer when it is hot.   W e got the chicken wings, the fried zuchini, and a large pizza.  The chicken wings are breaded and fried.  For the chicken wings you can get mild, medium, and hot; we got medium and they were good.  The fried zuchini was cut in sticks and fried; they were really good.  Now the pizza we ordered was okay.  We got pepperoni, sausage, and mushrooms; the crust is thin crust.  It had a lot of cheese and the toppings, but it was just okay. The atmosphere is pretty cool because if you sit inside then you can see the beach.  I have been to Doc’s before, and I got the shrimp.  It was better than the pizza.

Barnett — 8

Doc’s is a restaurant.  You can sit upstairs, downstairs, outside, or by the beach.  It is big with all of that seating room.  It is nice because when it is hot outside you are right by the beach.  You can just wear casual clothes, like a shirt and shorts with flip flops.  You could wear your swimsuit and sit outside even.  The wings were good.  They are were kind of hot and really juicy.  I also had their pizza.  It was kind of good.  I did not like the crust.  It should have been better for waiting 45 minutes to get it.  You have to wait that long if you order pizza there.  The sausage was really spicy on the pizza, and I did not like that.  There sauce on the pizza was tangy and not good.  I would go there again and have something else.  I went to the bathroom, but I almost got locked in it.  They have a slide switch and not a door lock.  I could not get it open and couldn’t get out.  I had to pound on the door and keep pulling on the latch.  Don’t go to the bathroom at Doc’s.

Mist Trail / Vernal Falls / Curry Village


Have you ever seen a waterfall, and do you like hiking?  Then the mist trail is the thing to do.  It is in Yosemite National Park. It is a really steep hike up.  The hike up is about a mile, and you come to a bridge with a really good view of white water rapids and of the wildlife of Yosemite.  There is also a drinking fountain to refill your water bottles. Then, it is another hard walk up to Vernal Falls.  When you are close to the top, there are steep and tricky stairs that are really slick too. It looked easy at first but then when you look over the edge you see straight down to the bottom to the white water rapids. When we made it to the top of the Vernal Falls it was so beautiful that the mist even made a rainbow.  The mist also gave off cool water that made us feel so much better. On the way down my sister slipped and almost fell off the side but luckily where she slipped there was a railing which stopped her.

When we finished we were all tired and hungry so we took a bus to Curry Village. There was a buffet and a pizzeria. The buffet is one of the worst places to eat at Yosemite National Park. The pizzeria had really good pizza but their salads were frozen and tasted really bad. As they thawed, the lettuce became slimy like cooked spinach.  So, I recommend not getting the salad but getting the pizza instead. My mom took the salads back to let them know to turn the refrigerator temperature down and to quit selling the frozen lettuce, but they acted like she was crazy and didn’t care.  They have a bunch of different toppings you can choose from and eat.  I recommend going if you like hiking and are in good physical condition.  But, I also recommend you packing your own food, because there are not a lot of good inexpensive choices there.

Hadley — 10

The hike to Vernal Falls was hard, but when saw the view it was definitely worth it. Vernal Falls is located in Yosemite National Park; it is near the famous Ahwahnee Hotel. When you get to the parking lot, you need to get there in the morning so that you can get a good parking spot.  Once you get there, you can either walk to the starting point which is .5 miles away. But if you just want to hike from the starting trail, then you can take a shuttle which is free – but you might have to wait in a line. From the starting point, it is about a 1 and a half mile hike that is really steep. Once you go about a mile, there is a bridge that you can see the waterfall from.  It is a good veiw, but if you want the best view, then you have to hike the extra half mile. At the bridge there is a drinking fountain that you can drink from.  If I were you – I would hike the whole trail. (When you get to the top don’t try to touch the water you can drown.)

After the hike your going to be hungry.  (I do recommend taking the bus this time because your going to be tired.)  You’re going to want to get off at Cury Village to eat. You will want to eat at the pizza place.  They have good food there, but you do not want to get the saled.  It is frozen and gross. That is the reason I think you should hike Vernal Falls and see Yosemite National Park.

Barnett – 7

We went to Yosemite.  There are a lot of waterfalls there.  My family hiked one of the waterfalls named Vernal  Falls.  It is nicknamed The Misty Trail.  Part of the way up the hike there is a bridge with a drinking fountain.  You can stop there to get a drink and take pictures.  Then you have to hike up very small steps to get to the top of the waterfall.  The steps are slippery.  I slipped and fell, but I caught myself on a small piece of railing.  If I fell I would have gone over the edge.  Many people have died on this trail.  They try to touch the waterfall and get sucked into the undertoe.  The view at the top is very pretty.

After you are done hiking, you are hungry.  We were.  We went to Curry Village to get pizza.  The pizza is OK.  The salads are not.  Ours was frozen.  When my mom took it back, the workers still sold them to other people.  We also got a pitcher of Mountain Dew and Pepsi.  My brothers like to mix the two drinks together.  Finally, we went to the gift shop and bought magnets to remember our hike.  I would like to do it again.  The end.

View of Yosemite

Vernal Falls

Clara’s Pizza King — Richmond, Indiana

John — 12

Clara’s Pizza King is a fabulous Pizza King. It has good food. I recommend getting the bread sticks. Their bread sticks are thin and cooked to perfection. I also recommend getting a pizza with sausage on it. If you don’t like sausage, then you’ll like it there because their sausage actually tastes more like hamburger than sausage. The largest pizza they have is 24 inches. I recommend getting a 16 in. that can feed at most 5 people. Their pizza has a thin crust and is cooked to a crisp. To get your food you call on an old payphone. You then tell them your seat number and order what  you want to eat and drink.  You order your drinks as one and they bring you a pitcher full of soda. The thing that is special about Clara’s Pizza King is that it has a real double-decker bus in it. You can only sit in the bottom part of the bus. You can call for reservations for the bus. It is a two-story tall building and has a very large parking lot. It is a great place to have a birthday party for younger kids and has a nice atmosphere.


Clara’s Pizza King is not like all the other Pizza Kings. The unusul part is Clara’s in Richmond, Indiana, has a double decker bus inside.  The way they got in there is they poured the cement, then pulled the bus in, and built around it. But, the food is the same. They have pizza and breadsticks. They have all the usual pizza toppings.  The sausage is like hamburger.  The crust is a mix of thick and thin.  The tomato sauce is not runny.  The pieces are cut into squares.  The breadsticks have a buttery sauce on top of them.  They are skinny and tasty.  The Pizza King has three stories: a basment, a main story, and a top level. If I were you, I would go.  Make sure when you go the bus is not reserved. The food is not really expensive, but still cost some money – compared to other pizza places.

Barnett— 7

Clara’s Pizza King is good.  They have the best pizza.  I like olives on it.  One olive was even whole!  The sausage is chopped up like hamburger.  It has good mushrooms too.  The breadsticks are very good.  They are skinny and just the right size.  Inside there is a double decker bus.  You could eat inside it, but it was reserved for a party.  We sat on the top level.  There are three levels in the restuaurant.  I like the decorations because they were hanging from the ceiling – like party beads.  People should go there because you would like it.

Double Decker Bus

Order by telephone at your table

Top floor seating