In the Woods - My Family Travels

I have grown up in the town of Aptos for 15 years. I don't like camping or the outdoors much.MyTo gt their grandparents live about 9 hours away in a tiny little desolate town called Honeydew. The "town" consits of a general store attached to a tiny post office;on school and miles of trees and farmland. My grandparents house lives on about 14 acrs of land in a house they built themselfs. They grow their own food,make their own wine and live kinda off the map. They own part of a river that we get to relax at when we go and visit them. My family describes their house as being like Little House on the Prairie. The house is made all of wood, they have no television and live off the land.This trip always makes me think differently becuase I start to realize how there is other ways of living besides in the city or suberbs. While i'm up there I realize how difficult it is to grow your own food and harvest it. Also up there;people are so much more friendly.One of the things we do is go on hikes. The most recent hike was down river. We floated oninnertubes and just took in the scenery of the open wilderness. The different trees and plants we saw along the way wre much different then the ones here.Some were as big as my body while others were so magnificant and boldly colored.The week we spent there gives me and my family a different persepective on how others live in the state. Not all of us live in big polluted citys or boring towns.

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