Weekend & Short Break

An experience that forever marked my life occurred when I attended a trip to Washington D.C. in 2009 with the GEAR-UP program at my school. It was a life-changing and influential experience that was very informative and educational. The opportunity to travel outside the area of Washington...

You don’t have to travel a thousand miles in order to have a wonderful, life-changing experience. During my eighth grade year, I had the opportunity to fly out with some of my peers to our nation’s capitol, Washington DC, thanks to the Worldstrides Company. The trip took place around the second...

Maybe it was the blind Black Lab who sauntered up to me, wagging his tail and barking, or the fresh-baked cheese cake cookies that were waiting on the dining table, but Cindy and Jimmy Patterson and their extended family of five horses sure know how to make a guest feel comfortable. Home Away...

Day 1 Thursday, April 26, 2012 Preparing to Fly to DC for the Science Bowl It's the morning of our trip to DC.  After a long night of packing My dad (the human alarm clock) got my brother and I up at 6:30am.  I finally got going, ate breakfast finished my chores before leaving and loaded the...

Samuel Johnson once said, “The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.”  My imagination became an exhilarating reality when I traveled to the East Coast. Catharina (a German foreign exchange student) and I got to...

If your gonna be in the San Francisco area this summer the Santa Rosa Wednesday Night Market is a MUST on your to do list. The Wednesday Night Market is an outdoor festival gathering of different vendors such as the one in the picture (smoke turkey  BBQ legs). At the Market there are vendors of...

Don't be fooled. Our family vacation was not in our backyard. This summer my family traveled east from our small town in Northern Arkansas. And when I say traveled, I mean rubber on the road, picnics for two days in the backseat, traveled. We had a great amount of land between us and our...

Excitement, fear, curiosity, fatigue, the want of food and comfort with a side of adrenaline. It was the perfect concoction of uneasiness and restless that kept me yearning for more as I traveled that year. It was the middle of my 8th grade break and my mom got a goup of local students and I...

 I guess in Catalina you have to look out for boats. I was kayaking with a partner and we had just finished racing friends. They kept going on afterwards, so my partner wanted to follow.  Mind you, I was uncomfortable with this venturing into the void. We were studying Marine Biology for Upward...

  This past summer is one of my most memorable experiences I’ve ever had. I was blessed with the opportunity to take a trip around the world and see, smell, touch, and taste things I’ve always imagined. My trip started with a quick stop to meet-up with my travelling buddy in Chicago. We then...

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