A Trip to Lake Michigan This year my family and some friends decided to do something different than our traditional beach vacation. We didn’t want to make the long trip down to Florida to go to the beach for a few days and then have to make the 2-day journey home. So what did we do? We decided to try out the northern beaches of the United States. 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.
Most families have 9 months to prepare for their stork delivery we on the other hand had no idea. The call could come at any moment that a child was homeless and needed us. Little did we know when the call finally came that all we would have was a 30-minute trip to a neighboring parish. So, we prepared and painted a room, bought a crib and decorated it with whales, sea creatures and rubber duckies. This felt neutral, safe and prepared for anything.
It was a crisp morning on Newport Island, and Timmy Newport was chasing Dexter, the Newport family’s Golden Labrador. Tomorrow, Dexter would be turning 3 years old, but the Newport family had had him in their possession for about two and a half years. Timmy’s dad, Scott Newport, had found Dexter in the market one day in Miami. Miami was on the coast of Florida, and was an hour-long boat trip from Newport Island, there and back. Although Miami was only about four miles away from the Island, Scott was a good rower and could get there in about 30 minutes.
It was the fall of my junior year in high school, I was almost done with the swimming season. I had one final meet of the season left, regionals. For me, regionals was the only meet where I had to leave everything in the pool, and it is where I could see months and months of training finally pay off. This is the only meet where I could qualify for the State. In high school swimming, in order to qualify for the state swim meet you have to be within the top 24 people ranked in the state after regionals.
Undoubtedly my favorite retail place to shop has to be Hollister Co. Apon walking in, you get a blast of a beach town chill vibe. Workers greet you itmeditally with a, “whats up dude?”, or with a node of a head. Their clothing has a surfer, and sand bum look that appeals to younger kids. Which most importantly catches my attention, since I 'm originally from Florida. I tend to look for those styles, consisting of beach town appeal.
My full name is Angel Jose Garcia, I am 16 years old and I am attending Grace M. Davis high school; I started off freshman year as a chubby kid with no motivation, but as I got a little bit older I have come to change for the better; I am very motivated to succeed and express myself. I enjoy running on my own and in cross country, as well as Teens Run Modesto. I do swimming as a school sport when it comes around, this was my second year doing it and I was team captain. I ran the Modesto Marathon for the first time on March 19, 2017 and got a time of 5 hours and 45 minutes, I know I will get a much better time next year. Apart from running and swimming, I like to participate in school theatre and hanging out with my friends during lunch.
This year for cheer we went to Florida from nationals. Lets just say it was the most amazing time of my life. We may not of placed like how we wanted but, we did good. I cant cheer because of my head but I got to go an watch. The first round is what took us out but we should of made it.
“You’re too small” is something I have been constantly told my whole life. This statement has become more repetitive as I began my job as a lifeguard two years ago. When I was interviewing for my first job, I was told, I’m not sure if you can work here, you are a little small and may not be able to handle the job.” As I heard him say, what I’ve heard hundreds of times before, I knew he was wrong. I had been swimming competitively for six years and participated in numerous Junior Lifeguard Programs. It turned out I swam the fastest that day, but unfortunately the man who interviewed me simply judged me on my size and not what I was actually capable of; I was not offered the job.
Most people thought that her surfing career is over, but Bethany has something else in mind. Only two weeks after the attack, Bethany is already teaching herself how to surf with one arm, “I had to learn how to paddle evenly with one arm, and when I felt the wave pick me up, I had to put my hand flat on the center of the deck to get my feet…” (pg. 180-181) This explains the difficulty of surfing with only one hand. Shortly after getting on the board for the first time Bethany exceeded at surfing and continued doing it professional even with a missing arm. When Bethany is describing how it felt to surf after the incident she said, “It’s hard for me to describe the joy I felt after I stood up and rode a wave in for the first time after the attack.” (pg.
If we just stay as kids That time I was younger, littler, but stronger than now. At that time I could fall down as many times possible, but in the next second I would be standing again. Is strange how people grow up, but can become weaker than before, that day I could almost die in that beach with that deep blue in my vision but right after I standup again and repeat the same thing. That was my first Surf experience, I made surf classes in Praia do Rosa with my brother while we were in our family road trip, from that trip the words “don’t stand in your knees” echoes in my head all time when I’m trying to surf or seeing someone surfing. The just one thing you can’t do when you are catching the wave.
Getting Nova The fiery ball burned my eyes! Well, the fiery ball was just the sun, but it still burned my eyes. It was 6 o’clock in the morning and I was up. Tired, but excited because today I was getting a new dog. My family and I loaded into the van like a bunch of babies into a carriage.
I hadn 't seen Kevin for a few months so I was surprised to see that he had lost weight and was in great shape. I asked him what program he was following and he told me about the Paleo diet and Crossfit. This got me excited and I called my wife and told her about the Paleo diet and Crossfit. Later that day I did some internet research on the Paleo diet and ordered a cookbook. That same
In spring of 2013, I went to Hawaii on the band spring trip and I loved it! We spent a week there and I cried when we had to board the plane back home. People see pictures of how beautiful it is over there, but they just do not do the Aloha state any justice. Like Hawaii the Florida Keys has beautiful waters, and wildlife. I have always dreamt of living on an island and if I had to choose a place it would be one of these two.