The Thrill of Traveling - My Family Travels

In the summer of 2008, my mother, church friends and I were going on a road trip from San Bernardino, California to Wichita, Kansas for a Lao Church Conference. It was my first time taking a long road trip, so I was stoked. The first state we visited was Arizona; it was not a very pleasant state to visit, but I enjoyed all the Indian homes and reservations. Our next stop was New Mexico, which was very similar to Arizona. After New Mexico, we visited Texas.


I loved Texas! I loved how there is so much land. It looked so different than California. We stayed overnight in Texas at a friend’s house. The next morning we took off and headed to Oklahoma. As we pass through, I looked at my surroundings and all I see was dried grass. It was the ugliest place I have seen. Then, right before our eyes, we see a car getting smashed into a light pole. Thank goodness everyone was okay though.

Moments later, we reached Kansas. Kansas was the most beautiful state I have ever visited so far. Everything was green. The air smelled so fresh! The buildings were nicely structured. I love seeing how other states are different than California. During the time from California to Kansas, it made me realized how much more I want to travel around the United States visiting every country then traveling out of the country. As we were coming home from Kansas, We stopped by some shops in New Mexico and Arizona. I love buying the Indian jewelry because you get to see their culture and understand it a bit more.

As we were in Arizona, we visited the Grand Canyon. It was my first time being there, so I was little nervous. I was afraid I was going to fall off the cliff! However, after standing up against my fear, it was really nothing. As I was strolling down the pathway, I was swinging my camera back and forth. Then, it just slipped out of my hand! My camera screen was cracked. It was so devastating. I knew I was get home. Besides the whole camera incident, I had a great time at the Grand Canyon. I was able to see the beautiful artwork that was painted into the caves. I understood the Indian’s culture so much more and I gained much more respect for them. I love being introduced to new culture.

After my trip, I came to realize that I love to travel. I love seeing the difference in each state and the different cultures. I love site seeing. I love looking at old things in the states no matter how boring it is. I love getting souvenirs in each state. When I grow older and when I have to money, I would like to travel to each state in the United States. I want to see all the amazing cites as possible. I want to get something there that will help me remember the state. I want to see all the historical places in the east coast also. After traveling around the United States, I also want to visit other countries like Europe, Asia, and Australia. I hope to fulfill my dream of traveling.

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