Weekend & Short Break

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...

By Taylor Jones             Skipping school, meeting kids from all over the country, and visiting Washington D.C. for a week, who wouldn’t want to go on this year’s Close Up trip? But that’s just the half of it. This year the Close Up program provided over two hundred high school students from...

On March 19th, 2011, I landed at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, but it was not until I saw the Washington Monument, its tip piercing the clear morning sky, through the rear passenger window that I fully understood I was in Washington D.C. Months of planning with my parents, the head...

Looking for a taste of small town America? The old-fashioned coastal village of Bath, Maine may be just the idyllic family summer vacation you crave. A dear friend recently moved to Bath, Maine and graciously invited my family and me to spend a weekend exploring the area. We would be looking for...

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