11 years ago, Jeanette Walls introduced us to her unforgettable family in the memoir she wrote called The Glass Castle. The story talks about how she lived an interesting life by moving from place to place, and having mini adventures with her family. She described her childhood being raised by two people who shirked responsibility and convention that prioritized adventure over putting food on the table. Between scenes of abject poverty and dumpster diving were bouts of dreaming, drawing, and wild, wild freedom. The Glass Castle was a really big hit, selling almost three million copies and spending 261 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list.
The True Diary of Luke Skewis By; Luke Skewis Hi I’m Luke Skewis. I’m a 5’7, Sophomore at Negaunee High School. The stories you are about to read and very important lessons I learned from my friends, family, and coaches. I hope you enjoy The True Diary of Luke Skewis. 2nd Grade It was Super Bowl Sunday and I invited all of my friends over for a “Super Bowl Party.” It was the first one that I had as a kid.
One warm Friday afternoon two summers ago, I was invited to go on a trip to Carowinds. I always wanted to go, so this was the perfect opportunity for me. To experience something, I have wanted since I was a little girl. I remember sitting on the sofa at my boyfriend’s house in their den watching tv and his mother came in talking to us about how she wants to plan a little trip to Carowinds. To get away for the weekend and have a good time and relax.
My college buddy has been in Chino Hills for a couple of months before I called him up one night saying I was coming to see him on the weekend. He sounded enthusiastic about showing me around the city; after all, it has been years since I have met him last. Since we are both avid hikers, he suggested that we go hiking in the city's state park. I happily agreed, looking forward to some time away from the bustling city. On Saturday morning, I woke up at 7 am, excited about seeing Kevin.
It happened on June 11, 2015. My lacrosse team won our regional quarter final game the previous day—I scored my personal best of five goals and was named Player of the Game. As a reward for the win, my coach gave us a three hour practice the next day that was strictly conditioning—leaving the seniors 30 minutes to go home, shower, change, and drive to our Senior Dinner at Bowdoin College. I raced home from practice, my sweat sticking to the car leather seats, music blasting, and the wind in my hair. I had the future on my mind: playoffs, graduation, summer, and college.
In April of 2010, my dad, mom, and I traveled to Orlando, Florida. We stayed there for about a little over a week and it was so much fun. On one of the Wednesdays we were there we started off the day by going to Walt Disney World. We began by going through security which nobody likes because it takes a little time out of your day, but it keeps everyone safe so it is an appreciable thing. While we were going through security we saw lots of moms and dads being annoyed by their screaming children.
Falling Into a Swamp One bright and sunny day I had to go to school in first grade like normal and I couldn't wait to go home and play in the snow. The day went by in a flash, when school was over my dad picked me up and I told him about school and went home when we got home I asked my dad if I could play outside but he told me to put on my pink puffy jacket . My dog Norton was outside with me and my dad went inside and went on his computer in the backroom. I didn't know how to swim. I thought that it would be a good idea to walk around the little edge of my 8 foot pool.
Several year ago I went to visit friends in california. I had the time of my life and I hope to move their one day. We went 2 san fransisco while we was there and got to tour a old battleship we also eat tons of delishous seafood. We visited yosemite national park which is the most butiful thing Ive ever seen.The last thing we did was go to Pismo Beach and we stayed there for a week. I cant wait to go back to that gr8 place.
Swimming at Norway Lake Every summer, my family and I go camping. There is a special place that we always go to, it is Norway Lake Campground. There has never been any incidents where I would say that it is unsafe or boring, until this on summer day. It was the summer of 2008, it was beautiful out. The birds were chirping, children were laughing, and you could feel the sun tingle on your skin.
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.
During the summer of 2015, I had the chance to travel out of California for the very first time. It wasn’t very far but it was still a life-changing event. Ever since I was a little kid, I have always wanted to take part in mission trips because I heard many fascinating stories and the immense impact these trips had. Luckily, I got the chance to join one before my senior year. The trip I took part in was the Navajo missions trip, a one week trip in Arizona where we had the chance to lead and interact with Native American families.
From the 1st through the 15th of August of 2015 my family and I took a much needed vacation to the Hawaiian Islands. We went to both Oahu and Hawaii (which is often referred to as “The Big Island”). I remember I was really excited to go, who wouldn’t be? However, I was not excited to fly the better half of a day to make it to my awaiting tropical oasis. I had to get up around 4:30 in the morning to make it to my flight to San Francisco, California, where I had a five hour layover to my connecting flight to Kona, Hawaii.
A five-minute show that aired twice-daily on WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. Henson was offered this spot, and asked Jane Nebel to join him as a co-performer and creator. Jane Nebel Henson, who met Jim Henson in a puppetry class at the University of Maryland, joyously and exuberantly decided to happily ride into the sunset with Jim. In May 1959, Jim Henson married Jane Nebel. With both their love of puppets, they were truly a match made in heaven for this loving and amusing television show. Sam and Friends was an early showcase of Jim Henson 's puppeteering talent.
I reminisce on the many summers that I did not return home for summer vacations. I would work at Little Lake and on the weekends the students would sit outside relaxing and listening to music from Lisa Magee portable 8-track player. The generosity of the staff and how they loved us was a big deal to me. Uncle Paul (The cook) had so much trust in my
A four year ago, I moved from Ethiopia to United State. When I was little I always wanted to go school in the U.S., so, we moved the summer before my freshman year in high school. I was enjoying summer, I visited my sibling in Washington and spend half of my summer in their house, I loved it. School started in August that year and I was excited. After a week of school, I realized what people saw when I talked.