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    Vacationing in Carthage, Missouri was not something that just popped in my father's head. It's an annual four-day event called Marian Days, where Vietnamese-Americans make a pilgrimage to practice the Roman Catholic faith, pitching tents and parking RVs on 28 acres known as the Congregation of the...

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    Dust flew through the air, people ran everywhere, and the traffic is a mess of unorganized chaos. When my youth group and I first stepped outside the airport in Guadalajara, Mexico to begin our mission work, I saw cars going every which way and I realized that a car ride in Guadalajara was going to...

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    Summer time: a time to relax, soak in the sun, take a dip in the pool, go to the beach, maybe go on a boat ride and where can people get all of this in one place? FLORIDA!  Sunny, warm, happy, peaceful Florida. Yes, I know what you are thinking: EVERYONE goes to Florida for a vacation, it will be...

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      Every year in the beginning of August, My family and I take a vacation to Lake Nacimiento. We camp at a huge, beautiful campground which is right on the edge of the water called Sandy Point. It is filled with nature, life, and excitement. We camp with five other families every time we go and...

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    With the month of June consisting of nothing but constant rain and temperatures below 80 degrees, I knew that this year Lake Okoboji in Iowa was going to be frigid. And frigid it was. Our first day there, Katie, Angela, and I simply stood on the dock, staring wearily at the lake water below us. We...

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    How many have heard the famous proverb:  When in Rome, do as the Romans do? This proverb, passed down through centuries, signifies the importance of respecting and abiding by another person’s customs as a guest. My family and I actually have gone to Rome and had the chance to experience the Italian...

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    It was November. Where I lived, the trees were letting their last fallow-gold leaves fall softly to the ground and the world was growing quiet after the excitement of summer. Winter was coming. My week had been quite uneventful, but while the world was settling in my area for some rest, I was...

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    This summer, I had the best experience of my life. I got the opportunity to go to Europe for 18 days, with the People to People Student Ambassador group. It cost $7,000 dollars just for me to go, but my whole family spent almost a year raising money for me to go. Two weeks before the deadline came...

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    The crunch of kaleidoscope-colored leaves under your feet as you hike through the fall foliage of Black Rock forest on your quest to find the reservoir that supplies Cornwall, a petite New York town, with water is just one of the many experiences that this area has to offer. Nestled in the...

    Tags: New York, USA
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    Six thirty a.m. Sitting in my seat, looking out the window, scared to death. The sun was just beginning to shine on the city of Wichita, Kansas. We weren’t moving yet and I was dreading the moment when we would. Then, I heard the roar of the engines starting up. It was Saturday, April 24, 2010...

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