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Flying down the 485 freeway through the suburbs of Charlotte, North Carolina, you might easily miss the exit marking my hometown. But if your a spirited adventurer keen on understanding the the patterns of southern charmed America, you’d better scan out the kudzu-dominated freeway ramp and take...Tags:
On July 2, 2007, my mom, brother, and I moved up here. My dad had some military stuff to take care of so he did not come up when we did. We came up in a Mustang. We had the trunk full of bags and suitcases. In the back seat with me, there was a cat kennel and a cat litter box so it was pretty...Tags:
Three countries, thirty-four states, twenty thousand miles, eight people, fourteen months and one RV. It was the trip of a lifetime! It was a time of learning new things and letting go of old things, a time of adventure and a time of difficulty. Not many people can boast of having friends in...Tags:
Do you think you have been on a crazy family vacation? Wait until you read about my family’s vacation to Crested Butte, Colorado in July 2011. Thirty nine people – two grandparents, seven adult children and their spouses, and twenty-three grandchildren – traveled to Crested Butte for my...Tags:
During the summer of 2007, I took my first trip ever to California. I was so excited the night before that I could hardly even sleep! It would be my first time to ride an airplane and I was very anxious. When I got on the airplane, my stomach began to feel queasy as the anxiety grew. As we began to...Tags:
Sub-freezing temperatures, 40 mile winds, rain, and bears. Sounds like a fun family vacation? Well, I had to deal with all of that and more on my first ever overnight hike and I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat. Two summers ago, me, my father, and my uncle embarked on our first journey...Tags:
This past summer was, more than likely, the last summer that I get to spend at home with my parents. Next year, I will be off to college and so end my summers of family vacations. Lucky for me, I had a family vacation that satisfied the reaches of my imagination! I plan to major in history in...Tags:
Just four hours north of my hometown is one square mile that could very well exist in another world. When I arrived alongside my youth ministry in this other world, in the heart of San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, I had no idea what to expect. We were scheduled to help City Impact...Tags:
First, a 12 hour flight from Denver non-stop to the Munich Airport. A three hour wait in Munich, and then a hop on a puddle jumper that takes you to Vienna, spending another hour and a half on the cramped plane. Another hour passes taking the bus into the heart of Vienna, where the Monarch Band and...Tags:
This being my senior year in high school, the Wasatch HIgh School Wind Ensemble and Drumline traveled to Anaheim, California to perform in Disney Land. We used a tour bus to arrive at our destination. On our way to California we stopped in Las Vegas, Nevada to see 'The Phantom of the...Tags: