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  • I live in East Los Angeles & here there are not really any amusement parks, therefore the public goes out of the city for it. For example this year, my family & I decided to go to Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California for my little sister, Ivonne’s, 5th birthday. It’s been since I was...

  • The date is July 18th, 2007. My family and I are on Florida Interstate 4 East, traveling in the family car at 70 miles an hour. We are headed to exit 74A, to Universal Studios Orlando. Out the window to my left I can see a giant, swirling mess of green, steel roller coaster tracks. Excitement...

  •   Black shingles and heat should never be in contact. Include humidity in ninety degree weather, and you have produced a lovely combination. Repairing the roof of a dilapidated church is probably one of the least preferred jobs during the summertime in New Orleans. Professionals can complete a roof...

  •   Travelling is something I dream of doing, but haven’t done a lot. Living in Florida though gives me close access to some great beaches and the world’s best theme parks. Hello, Orlando! While this summer I have spent many hours beach bound or off to see Mickey, I recently took a trip that has...

  • This summer I traveled all across the Great Plains of America. I have been through some of the greatest tourist sites, like Mt. Rushmore and Mesa Verde, but out of them all, I found what a true travel destination means, and I found it in Nebraska. Here in Nebraska was Scotts Bluff National Park,...

  • Pee, pooch, PEEEEE! I silently begged the dog sitting on the floor in front of me. There was a knock on the door. Pee, pooch, PEEEEE! I silently begged the dog sitting on the floor in front of me. There was a knock on the door. I panicked. “Just a minute!!!” I cried. “Katie, it’s me. How’s it...

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  • Devastation and destruction blew its way into the heart of the “Cresent City” late August of 2005, as Hurricane Katrina made her way into New Orleans. Buildings were stripped layer by layer more quickly than they were put together, and roads were washed up faster than any car had driven on them....

  • The trips we took in my marine biology class were my most memorable high school experience; one that stands out in particular is my trip to Catalina Island.  My class and I took part in a three day two night adventure to see the recovering kelp forest of Catalina. The adventure began with a two...

  • With gas prices incessantly soaring the past few years, the typical American family has ditched their RV, abandoned cross-country drives to Florida, and, in general, tried to avoid spending any more money on gasoline than absolutely necessary. My family has never conformed to being typical. We take...

  • The best times in anyone’s life can occur when they least expect it. In the midst of what I thought was the worst experience in the summer of 2009, I found a new perspective of life and re-evaluated my definition of beauty. My trip to Fall Creek Falls, with my Governor’s School Class was mind...

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