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A woman walks along the side of the road, a baby is tied tightly on her back with a cloth, and she clutches another closely to her bosom. She smiles brightly as the bus screeches to a stop. The women flashes another brilliant smile as the bus doors swing open. It's a long haul several miles...Tags:
My family and I go on a camping trip every summer to Summersville Lake, West Virginia. When I say family it means my huge, crazy, mountaineer loving, extended family that comes from all over. Over the years, we have all fallen in love with Summersville Lake and the beauty of the area. we go to...Tags:
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” (Augustine) Traveling is something I have been fortunate enough to do my whole life. My dad is a pilot for United Airlines, so I have many destinations I can tell you about. However, I am choosing to tell you about a destination...Tags:
In the spring of 2010, my father, my step mother, and I flew from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Phoenix, Arizona to visit my Aunt Karen. During the five hour flight, I had no idea that they were to surprise me with a trip to the Grand Canyon. Usually in Mesa, Arizona it is around 70-80 degrees...Tags:
For reasons too complicated to describe, my older sister, Sommer, decided to have an exotic wedding in a foreign country, which none of my poor family would be able to attend. Therefore, Sommer invited us to a reception, before the wedding. After all, it wouldn't do to have a new brother-in-law...Tags:
In June of 2008, I was surprised with a trip to Africa, but this wouldn’t be just any trip to Africa. I was going to South Africa with my Aunt Dwana to visit Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. I had been to many places before, Brazil, Paris, Bahamas, but I knew this trip would be...Tags:
In July of 2009, my family consolidated our mileage points and took a trip to Eastern Europe. As a city dweller, accustomed to the car horns and crowds of people, Prague came as a shock to me. It was as if I had somehow gone back in time. Surrounding me were rustic buildings and cobblestone...Tags:
July 3, 2014 9:46 PMI usually wake up to skyscraping buildings and rush hour traffic and I’m used to the sound of police sirens and rowdy Lakers’ fans roaming the streets at night. I live in Downtown, Los Angeles and have spent most of every summer here my entire life. But I have a feeling...Tags:
City girls are usually known to be major girly-girls. They often like to shop, paint their nails, put on makeup, and go out with their girl friends. That is definitely what I consider myself to be, a major girly-girl. Imagine putting an all around girly-girl, like myself, in a small, country town,...Tags:
Thick, black smoke billowed out of the small hut they called a kitchen. The two bedroom ‘house’ looked as though it was about to fall over. Corn attempted to grow on the corner of the lot. A few pairs of clothing were hung up to dry. This was Ann’s house. I had been apart of the team going to...Tags: