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  • I was asked by my grandmother to go to Virginia for a camping trip. Not wanting to hurt her feelings, I told her yes. On several occasions I have been on a trip with my grandmother and there always seems to be a pattern every time with the beginning of the trip. This time I spent the night over my...

  • I don't look good at four in the morning. Actually, one could debate if I look good at any hour, but I will even agree that four in the morning is not the best time for me to be going anywhere. Four in the morning is a sacred time meant for one thing and one thing only, and if I am awake, then that...

  • I've always loved the outdoors. I've spent a lot of my life running around in the woods by my house, camping with my dad and brother, or even better, off on river adventures through muddy canyons or pristine mountain rivers. For so long I viewed the outdoors solely as a beautiful place to get away...

  • United States History has never been my favorite subject in high school. It was always one of those subjects that one has to take in order to graduate, but it was never something I ever saw myself doing for the rest of my life.That all began to change in 2005 when we took a family vacation to...

  • It all began three years ago when my parents announced we are going to a special place for our summer vacation. "To Florida Disneyworld!" they excitingly shouted out.  "Oh boy," my sister and I shouted as we jumped for joy and then my mom added that we are renting an RV to travel in to view all the...

  • My friend Sam and I spent an awesome two days at Okemo Mountain in Vermont. The five-hour drive from New York City isn't that bad, especially when broken up by a stop at a drive-thru Burger King somewhere in Massachusetts. We stayed at Jackson Gore, Okemo's newest base camp/mountain. There are...

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