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                  This past summer my extended family and I took a trip to the Gatlinburg, Tennessee area.  It was expected to be a very memorable trip for all of us to remember forever, and it would be. The first excursion we took part in was white water rafting. I have a very big family so the raft...

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    Traveling is always a beautiful and wonderful experience. I have traveled to Nevada, Oregon, Colorado, and Alaska. My first time to Alaska was in the summer of 2004, and it was an enchanting experience. It was the first time I ever saw the magnificent Bald eagle in the wild. Seven if them I saw....

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    During junior year, I went on the Japan trip with my Japanese 3 class. My teacher organized it and held meetings to explain how we’d get the tickets, where we were going, and the supplies we had to pack. In February, we arrived at the San Francisco Airport.                          I was really...

    Tags: Asia
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    A select group from my eighth grade class poured into the busy Ronald Reagan National Airport, in Washington DC. The purpose of our group was to see as much of DC as we could in two and a half days. Our bus driver was  an experienced tour guide of thirty-five years with the company World Strides...

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    A trip to the beach usually means sharing a small area with a large crowd of people while basking in the warmth of the sun. There might be fishing boats, kayaks, or surfers enduring waves while trying to stay afloat. However, I did not notice any traits of a ‘normal beach’ while visiting the...

    Tags: Asia, Vacations
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    Just before departing, my sister and I fill our incubator backpack with ice to contain leftovers and cold water. I could hear my brother fumbling through his pockets by the jingle of his coins, and my Dad starting the engine to speed up our pace. After several delays of my brother apparently...

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    I sat down on the cold stone bench of the train station and glanced up at Alejandra’s shifting eyes when she chimed “Well, this is scary…just kidding,” she laughed. The funny thing was, she wasn’t kidding but I reassured “It’s only a two hour trip to Old Pasadena, we can’t mess that up”, I was...

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    To all my travel aficionados: Today is not another account of my exotic excursions.  Today’s blog entry is about my own backyard.  This story begins with a visit from an old friend of mine.  She came to town with her parents who had business in Washington D.C., which is connected by the 14th...

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    Like a fragile-boned bird unequipped for flight, my red plastic umbrella crumpled under the power of the wind for the second time in less than ten minutes. I can’t believe I actually paid for this thing!  Muttering darkly, I forced the battered umbrella against the push of the wind until it...

    Tags: Asia
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    Nature’s Beauty   The sun was shining on my face. I could feel my cheek burning, but it felt so good that I did not want to move. The road was getting bumpy as we approached our destination. I had to be patient because I knew that exciting moments were coming. As I looked through the window, I was...

    Tags: Europe

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