Walking into our hotel room the lingering odor of smoke hit us, and outside we could hear our neighbor on the phone fighting with what seemed to be his wife. Only after five minutes of being there we quickly made the decision that this is not where we will be staying. We walked back through the heat looking for a different hotel, and we found one. One that looked clean and inviting. After taking long well needed naps, we all woke up and had to face the situation of how we were going to get home.
I was sad, but then filled with curiosity: They had bags in their hands. They must be staying here. That’s probably the surprise. Once everyone was settled in, I took a hot shower and put on my clothes. After about an hour of people showering, we all piled in a car and pulled off to Six Flags.
After that we played some more, Dora asked more questions out of the blue, and Wicked was still trying to get Dorothy’s shoes out of the locker that she rented. After an hour, we packed up, got changed and stood in front of the kiddie pool. “Thanks for coming everyone! Oh, and Wicked,” I said before I turned to her, she was finally out of the cup, and I pushed her into the kiddie pool. “Don’t try ruining my birthday party again.” I said, and we all left on our way home with Dorothy riding home on Wicked’s broom and Dora and Boots walking home.
We stay ready and vigilant, trying to stay stationary throughout the race. This year the weather and sea state was good, allowing more swimmers to make it to the finish line at Hemingway’s Restaurant on the eastern shore. We were needed by two swimmers this year. They all seem to come aboard with disappointment and resignation and we bring water and a towel and whatever else we have to offer them. Finding a place to sit, they settle in to wait for the end of the race, when our boat won’t be needed on the water anymore and we can take them to the marina where their supporters wait to console and offer solace to them.
I woke up at around nine and put on clothes. I walked into the bathroom and saw that I looked like a clown. I had taken a shower the night before and my hair was still wet when I fell asleep, so my hair was sticking up in every direction. I straightened my hair and waited for Amy and Lori to arrive at our house. They finally showed up and we drove to Wichita.
The morning of March 24th, I left for Florida. The 17 long hours in a car consisted of me listening to music, watching the rain, and trying to enjoy the ride. When we finally arrived at the hotel, the only thing I wanted to do was get out of the car. We only made about 5 stops along the way, most of which were during the earlier hours of the car ride. I wanted to get up, I wanted to look around, I wanted to finally see everything I’d be waiting to see.
Striped Shirt Magician. ‘Twas the night of the first fight of Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. Noah, Robbie, Jameson,James, and I were all skateboarding at the YMCA all day. Then around 9:00 P.M. two cars pulled up both of the cars were sedans. One was red and the other was gray 2 girls got out of the cars and ran down the road 5 minutes later a blacked out coach bus pulls into the Y we were confused me and James ran behind the bricks thinking it was going to be like the purge or like taken or something like that.
I will never forget the time When I was at camp this summer I went on the waterboarding trip to lake joe, cassidy. We drove for two hours to go to the lake we were halfway to the lake, and get out of the van everyone thought that the car was going to catch on fire but before we returned to the van, we had to wait a for about 30 minutes. We all went back in the van which still smelled terrible. After a while which felt like forever the smell finally went a way. We made it to the boat ramp but we could not get out yet.
While we were at the beach, we saw dolphins swimming along the coast, not far from shore. Many people watched as they swam away. I remember being so excited to see the dolphins because I had never seen them in the wild before. After spending a few more hours at the beach, my family and I went back up to swim at our condo pool. We lounged by the pool before heading back up to our condo to get ready for the evening.
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.
Thankfully my grandpas boat has a cabin so we were able to stay nice and toasty on the way out. It was a fantastic experience that you would not experience fishing in California. The fish are tough to pull in when you’re only 8, you just reel it in and fight as hard as you can to try and keep hold of the pole. Then when you finally win the battle and have the fish in the boat the feeling is amazing, you are surprised you accomplished it and anxious to eat it later in the day. Later that year, I asked my grandpa to take me fishing for my birthday, and we had an amazing time.
Luckily, I had met a girl from Hannibal who was also attending the congress meeting and it seemed like all my nerves and worries disappeared and I was ecstatic to get on that plane and get to Boston. When we arrived we were split up and put in different resident halls. So I made my way to my hall and spent a good thirty minutes looking for my room. Once I met my roommates, we made our way to the meeting spot. The line to get into the stadium was at least a mile long.