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College At 15 Careening down a mountain at what seemed near mach speeds, flying around sharp turns, and skirting the edges of fifty foot drops. This is how one of my best travel experiences started. It was during this heart-pounding, mountain-biking thrill ride that the event I remember most...Tags:
This summer I took a camping trip with my honors advanced biology class to much of Arizona’s Mogollon Rim including: Fossil Creek, Horton Creek, Payson, and then on to the Sipes National Forest, Alpine, Nutrioso, The Apache Sitgreaves National Forest, Greer and finally Wood Canyon Lake. The purpose...Tags:
In the beginning of August of 2010, my family and I went to Florida for a week on vacation. This would be our last family vacation before I was to start school in Tennessee. We departed from Denver International Airport and flew to Atlanta Georgia. At the Atlanta Airport, we rented a...Tags:
On a mid-October day, while restless winds tested the courage of fragile, wrinkled leaves that hung precariously on withered branches, and the angry rain pelted my face, a surprising moment occurred. While the fading autumn blossoms were pounded into releasing the last of their fragrance, an...Tags:
For one weekend out of the entire year, I see double. At Twins Days in Twinsburg, Ohio, everyone has a look-alike. This annual gathering of multiples is the largest in the world, with more than 2,000 sets of twins coming from all around the world. This festival is held every first full weekend...Tags:
It was the middle of April and we had all left our homes at 7 P.M. and before we knew it, the sun had set. Soon, we had left our home behind us and we were off to an exciting new place that I had never seen. We didn't arrive in New York City until morning. We traveled on the bus all night...Tags:
A little over a year ago I had the amazing opportunity to go on a mission trip to Saltillo, Mexico with a large group from the Biloxi Catholic Diocese. I had heard quite a lot about the mission trips from previous years and had high expectations of what I thought would be a fun and carefree trip. I...Tags:
When I was a sophomore at Hercules High Middle High School in March of 2008, I was allowed to go to the Mexico Outreach program in MexiCali with my previous school, El Sobrante Christian. I was excited. I mean, who wouldn't be? Going on a road trip across the border into another country...Tags:
This past summer, the summer of 2008, I went to Paris and London with my grandparents. My father warned me numerous times before leaving that this wasn't going to be the same kind of trip that I am used to. My grandma, who fell down the stairs four years ago, has trouble walking. My grandpa has a...Tags:
The journey across southern California was beyond my expectations. From the weather difference and freshly laid eggs for breakfast to the personalities of those who surround me, California has definitely left a big impression on me. Before I left for vacation I expected California to ...Tags: