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Letter to the Editor: Patrick Gatton

Dear Editor,

Because you folks love the place where you live so much,
I thought you might enjoy my grandson's letter to his teacher after
our week at Killington (he really did write this):

John Patrick Gatton, Lakewood NJ

My Time During the Outage of Hurricane Sandy: View of a Nine-Year-Old Boy

Dear Mr. Pring,

I had a great time over the past two weeks! Our power went out from Sandy so I stayed with my grandparents for three days and two nights because they had power.

They live in a retirement community in Lakewood. My friends slept over on Saturday because they had no power.
We had a lot of fun. On Monday, my mom and I went to the Salvation Army to sort clothes and took stuff to Union Beach.
On Tuesday, we went on a trip Killington, Vermont with my parents, sister, aunt, cousins, and grandparents for five nights and six days.

On the way, we went to a shop called The Cracker Barrel were you can shop and eat in one store! That place was really good.
We hiked three mountains: Killington, Pico, and Deer Leap. The house was amazing! It had a hot tub, a beautiful view of Killington, and it was huge!

I got two new shirts and we went to a farm! At the farm we got to pet cows and when I pet one, it peed. We rode a gondola to the top of Killington Mountain, 4,241 feet up!

On the top of Killington my sister and I had a snowball fight and we got to watch skiers ski.

On the first night we went to a place called Casey's Caboose for dinner. That place was good too. It was made of a real train!
I hope your two weeks off was as good as mine.

Love, Your Favorite Student