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  • Nebraska       I live to hit the ball, run the bases, and score a run for my team. Fast-pitch softball is the sport I play and in one particular summer about two years ago, the game I live to play, turned into a week of ducking for cover from thunderstorms and lightning, covering my face with...

  • Well hello again everyone! You’ll never guess what happened this past weekend here in Kansas City...nope, you are wrong. Guess again. IT SNOWED! One day it was a muggy eighty degrees and next thing you know we are getting hailed upon. I mean, if that is not cool then I don’t know what is! Who...

  • Traveling experiences have fascinated many individuals around the world. In 2007-2008, the family and I went to Mexico in which we have not visited in eight years, as a family. Many of us were thinking, how would they react when we arrive? Would they notice us? What are we going to do when we get...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • As I step off the airplane all I am thinking about is if the rest rooms in the Nairobi, Kenya airport are sanitary, because I desperately need one after flying for fourteen hours. I don’t even take time to notice the women milling around me in colorful outfits or appreciate the beauty of the...

    Tags: Africa, Exploring
  • About four years ago my family and I hiked some of the Appalachian Trail. We hiked to the top of one of the mountains called Blood Mountain. Blood Mountain’s in Georgia and it’s 4,458 ft. tall. They call it Blood Mountain because when it rains the Georgia clay runs down the mountain and it looks...

  • Over the summer of 2008, I decided to join my cousins in their trip to Japan. I must describe my trip in 3 words: adventurous, amazing, and appreciative. One of my cousins had been there before, so instead of following a tour guide, we roamed under the city lights of Japan on our own.            ...

    Tags: Asia
  •    Picture yourself hundreds of feet from the ground with nothing under you for support. Your life is in the hands of a single metal wire above your head. At first you close your eyes and cross your fingers, just hoping that the wire will not snap under your weight. All you can do is tell yourself...

  •             This past summer, 2009, we knew that we would be going on vacation the first week of June, but we had no idea where until, about two weeks before we were going to leave, my mom decided it would be neat to go to Greece.  My parents started looking at expenses and figured out that, with...

    Tags: Europe
  • My educational journey began on July 6th of this year. My parents and I traveled from Johnstown, Pennsylvania to the small town of Bluff City, Tennessee. My goal was to graduate from the Paintball Training Institute after ten days of rigorous training, learning to repair and service paintball...

  • Everything was so bare. Cap Benat, a remote community in the south of France, is perched on a rocky ledge over the Mediterranean Sea. It was none of the things I expected it to be. I was still reeling with jetlag when I found myself under the blinding sun, climbing rocks with little 8 year old...

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