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Waves rhythmically caressed the shore as the sand massaged our feet. The sun painted a life-sized kaleidoscope in the sky while making its lazy departure. As several tanned locals packed up their beach businesses for the day, they shook their heads and laughed at the five pasty tourists frolicking...Tags:
Summer was a time for camping, and I always made sure to take advantage of the lack of light pollution in the sky to gaze at the galaxies watching over Lake Michigan. To my surprise, this summer was unique compared to the summers in years past. Even though I gazed upon the same stars each year,...Tags:
Lancaster Pa is a geographically diverse city full of exquisite views accompanied by peace and tranquility. No matter where you go, whether it’s the Beach, the City, or the Mountains; there’s no a place like home. And I’m proud to call Lancaster County my home. The city has a rich...Tags:
It was January 19th, 2009. The countdown had begun. A group of thirty students, myself included, had arrived in Washington D.C. the day prior to the inauguration. Everywhere there was talk of how tomorrow was going to be historic, a monumental moment in history, and we were there to witness it....Tags:
The French culture has always been present in my life. My fascination stems from childhood; family members and friends constantly told me that the French culture was refined, the people were sophisticated, and that the cuisine was exquisite. Naturally, I began to form romantic views of France; I...Tags:
Katharine Lee Bates wrote the lyrics, “O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountains majesties About the fruited plain! America! America! God shed his grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea!” to describe the United States of...Tags:
There are things a person learns when they find them self in a wheelchair. For instance, how water fountains are never user-friendly, and how to adjust to being eye-level with something no one wants to see. However; in most cases, people in chairs have to learn how to travel. Whether it be...Tags:
For as long as I can remember, my family and I traveled a lot. In January of 2009, we visited New York for the third time. My siblings and I were born in New York, but we never got an opportunity to stay there for a long period of time. It was a great feeling knowing that I was going back to my...Tags:
The night that I arrived in Costa Rica it was like stepping into a whole new world. I had never been out of the United States before but I was more than enthusiastic to venture out into new surroundings with my friends from school. We had boarded delta airlines from Norfolk to San Jose that...Tags:
Butterflies swirled around in my stomach as the tan Sedan car turned the last curve on the smooth, asphalt road. The car was unusually silent. What could be said at a time like this? Anticipation thoroughly and completely consumed me. Even the cool stream of air flowing into the back seat still...Tags: