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  • “I have nothing besides this house,” Marie was telling us. She was right. Her use of house as a description for the shack in front of us was pushing the definition of the word. Rather, what belonged to this little lady named Marie was more four concrete walls holding up a series of barely...

  • For most people their hometown is boring, but once in a while they discover something truly magical.  This experience usually comes through someone else.  Using emotions we become interested.  This happened to me on July fifteenth while bike riding with my cousin, Alisha.  She was visiting us...

    Tags: Ohio, USA
  • Last summer I had an awesome experience that I will never forget. It wasn’t just any other trip, I went to China! Our purpose in going was not like most vacations. I went with my parents to pick up my newly adopted sister. I am the oldest child and have three younger brothers. I had been waiting...

    Tags: Asia, Exploring
  • It was the Big Day at Steens Mountain Running Camp and the nerves from the night before had become more severe in the morning. I woke up, looked around, saw the elite runners around me, and wondered whether I really belonged in this camp. I saw athletes putting on gear nicer than mine and...

  • The summer before my senior year of high school, my parents decided we would go vacation on Lake Superior. Not only did my brother and I agree we could not wait for the day when which we left. The old memories of the rolling green fields, the tall ancient trees, and the crystal clear water took...

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    Tags: Europe
  • One unforgettable experience I had when taking a trip was when I went to New York in the summer of 2007 to visit family. I took a plane there alone which I had never done before. When I departed the plane, I expected to see my aunt, her husband and two kids. Instead, I’m greeted by two Loud-mouth...

  • I pushed a seed between my teeth and bit down hard, grinding the meat and shell. I looked up, scraping the minced fragments from my tongue, embarrassed that I had neither their skill nor speed. I brought another to my lips, this time dropping the shell before I could close my teeth around it. I...

  • For my junior spring break, I went on a trip of a lifetime to Costa Rica with my friend and her parents. I went zip-lining over the rainforest. I watched gorgeous scenery pass by on bumpy tour bus rides. I saw monkeys and a sloth in the tall trees near Lake Arenal. I relaxed by the pool and ate...

  • I received the news on August 8th, 2007 that my Mom and I were going to NY Giants Training Camp in Albany.  I also found out that we would actually be able to join the whole NY Giants team on the practice field. My uncle Les worked with former Giant, Brad Van Pelt’s girlfriend.  Kim asked Brad to...

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