Vacation. The time of year you get to relax and not stress about your upcoming test or homework assignment. Going on vacation was favorite traditions ever since I could remember. The tradition started when my Mom’s parents took her to Sanibel island in Florida, after driving for a little bit off the island they found a very small island called Captiva island. This little island was filled with houses, shops, beaches and many restaurants.
Moratorium week, just after the fourth of July holiday, was really the only time that the families could get away without having a basketball practice, cross country practice, a baseball game, or worry about work calling. We did just about everything you could do on a vacation from going to the beach to getting eye level with a 250-pound black bear. Michigan City turned out to be as much fun as Florida.
I’m writing to you to inform you that your colony of Georgia is going great, now. The Good ship Anne was perfect and wonderful for the journey. It took exactly 57 days to get to place called Charleston, South Carolina on January 13th, 1733. Even when we didn’t have the supply to keep going such a food and clean water, we worked out our problems and got through them, out of the 114 passengers only 2 infants didn’t make it. When we got to Charleston we went to man named John Musgrove to ask permission to use Mary Musgrove as a translator.
A volunteer experience of mine that comes to mind is one that is probably my most favorite volunteer experience yet. It is one that I get to do at my very own school called DUCK Week (Doing Unselfish Charities for Kids), which is a week long event that I have been a part of since I joined Piedmont Schools as a second grader. What makes this charity unique is that it focuses only on a member or a few members in our very own community, which is why we are able to be so successful with it. It is easier for someone to understand the need to help when it is someone that they may know. This small town in Oklahoma rallies around community members and together we raise funds to help those in need.
Just about a year ago, my seventh grade class took a trip to Pigeon Key, FL to spend two days at a Marine Science Center. My school encouraged every student to go on the trip and after hours and hours of driving, we were greeted by many enthusiastic staff members excited to take us on the boat to Pigeon Key. When the boat arrived at the dock, I was immediately overwhelmed by the gorgeous scenery. Water wrapped around the island like a blanket, leaving only a small space for the buildings. At the time, there were a small amount of buildings on the island, housing a museum, multiple sleeping quarters, a small kitchen and outdoor dining room, a classroom, and other tiny structures.
I wiped off my hands and put on extra pair of gloves in the glove cabinet on the boat, the sensation of heat poured into my hands, it felt so good! We had to go back to our cabin because it was lunch time. It the best fishing trip I had ever had with my grandfather. The day of the Mann Lake Adventure was a family record. As a result “we hauled in 8 northerns this morning”.
The only reason why is because my mom and I were the only ones to stay and watch the fireworks and the sight of the castle and the fireworks and the same times was like a piece of art work! My mom said to me, “This was probably my favorite part about the trip!” We had one more day left in Florida before we left. We went to the CoCo beach. That was my first time going to a real beach. It was so cold, but we all still went in the water.
Everyone assumes that the life of a lifeguard includes basking in the sun, eating ice pops, and it being the dream summer job. As a lifeguard it pretty much is the easiest and funniest way to save up for college, at least until something more serious happens takes a turn. I and a team of lifeguards one day took a turn for the worst when the unthinkable happened. “For this end, we must be knit together, in this work, as one man.” The key to survival, he asserts, is unity in Christian love (2)” quoted John Winthrop. Many think as a lifeguard you are all on your own, but in this case we had to knit together to save a live just like John Winthrop quoted.
Once I double checked that I had everything together for work I would begin driving to Bluff Powersports. My summer job at Bluff Powersports was a lot easier going than the past. In the past, I worked for a backhoe company shoveling dirt all day in the heat. This summer I worked at Bluff Powersports in Poplar Bluff, Mo. My job there starting out consisted of washing four-wheelers and utv’s.
It was still nice and warm outside. It took 3 hours to drive from Va to Nc but it was worth it. We were there for a week. The beach was only about a 5 minute walk from our front door. I went to the beach and went swimming almost every day.