One day in Galveston Texas on August 23 2012. There was Aleshia and Markus. They were siblings they wanted to go swim in the lake outside their house.
The drive was almost unbearable, but the thought of spending the week in the snow with family kept me going. It was only a four hour drive, but at 9 years old, it felt like an eternity. The scenery slowly changed from flat land, to rolling hills. The hills were covered in yellow dying grass, but they were still beautiful. Then we started to make the climb. Up mountains, through the passes, constantly surrounded by trees or a cliff that gave a wonderful view of the mountain next to us. We were so close to the snow of Lake Tahoe. We had been to Tahoe before, but this was a new cabin for us. We were all excited to see the cabin, but more importantly, looking forward to searching for sledding hills the next day.
This year my family went to Florida. It was our first family trip, and my only trip that I actually got to go on a plane! My grandpa was over at our house and he was giving my mom some flowers to put out on our patio, and I was in my room. When my mom and grandpa started a conversation about Florida.
Being very fortunate to travel, my wife and I decided to traveo to Hawaii. It was our first trip to that paradisaical place. The experience was fabulous from the very beginning. We flew to the island, and before the plane could land, we were amazed at beautiful blue and clarity of the sea. As we reached towards the beach we were able to see the bottom of the ocean.
Yes I am doing well and had been travelling a lot recently. I am going to Big Bear Lake in CA this weekend with a couple friends. Time to ski! haha Next weekend I am going IA with mom guys. Lake Tahoe is so beautiful and I would go visit again in the future. I also went ski for the first time near Lake Tahoe too. Fortunately, I did not take my car to CA this trip, used a friend 's car, 2014 Volkswagen. The car was alright to drive we switched off but the car did got stuck in ice when we were going uphill to Lake Tahoe (HAHA) luckily we had two big American young boys passing by and helped to push the car out. And I was not driving at the time so I was just sitting in the car while the boys pushed the car. I did drive in snow and that was fun and you can proudly call me a good driver now! (Long distance and snow). And of course, I always have the seat belt on
I will never forget that encounter the intense sun, the endless horizon, the infinite shades of blue that dissolved any boundary between sky and trees.The views were like swimming into a kaleidoscope, deceptively plain "Lake Winaukee" sign on the outside, but a show of colors on the inside, waiting to shock and, mesmerize me. Those colors! Sails on the horizon covered the lake; streaks of sunlight illuminated them, the swaying wildlife creating a dance of rhythm. Beautiful, preserved life synchronizing every movement with the camp sight creating one living entity. As I finish my 15 minutes of observations at camp, I realized I was ready for my first padded practice of the year.
As we walked down to the river, the birds were making a whistling noise, and it was quite annoying because the birds were so loud Will and I could barely hear each other. When we were walking down to the river on a rock that was on the path was a famous quote from Muhammad Ali and it was about the river and it said “Rivers, Ponds, Lakes, and Streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths.” While we were getting closer to the river the birds got so loud and if there was mute button to mute the birds I would have the moment I saw that button because they sounded like there was a train coming through the river. So have you ever heard of a river well a
After all of that we went straight to bed. Next morning my mom decided to go out to eat because we were all tired and hungry. We went to this breakfast restaurant that I forgot the name of which was really good. I obviously had the coffee, and the omelette. After the delicious salty breakfast we went out to the downtown part of ludington. the downtown part of ludington is kinda like downtown glen ellyn. We went and saw some cool shops ( I couldn’t remember what type of shops there were). After all of that shopping, but buying nothing we went back to our camp site. Once we got back to our campsite we had an idea of going to the famous lighthouse there that was about half a mile away. The lighthouse was supposed to a have a gift shop to. Once we got to the light house we had to pay to get in. After we payed we immediately went to the top of the lighthouse. The top for me was imitating. But after a while I got used to it. So once we got the whole lighthouse experience we went back to our campsite because it was getting dark
It was a great experience going to Wisconsin Dells with my uncle and his family. It was an awesome trip besides all of the people, my burning back and all of the water I inhaled. I really enjoyed my vaction. I hope to make it back to the Dells
Grew up in a rural area a tiny place named Bird Cove, no roads nor electricity until in the 50th. Gasoline lamps lighted up the darkness of our homes. Wood stoves kept bodies warm during the day and at night. Kept the hungry belly filled to content because families were able to cook daily meals on the
One day, on a Saturday afternoon . We went to the boat. The boat is parked at the bow at Newman lake. The boat is a blue and white color. The blue is a dark blue but faded. The boat also could go to about 45-50 miles per hour. Anyway let's get on with the story...
fun playing beach volleyball and surfing on our boogie boards. Sadly, there was a storm coming, but the good part was that we were getting homemade spaghetti for dinner. The following day we we are heading our way to see NASA. On the way there we saw a huge cruise ship, it was pretty cool. When we got to NASA, they recently changed things and now on no visitors are allowed inside the museum only people who are in the military now can go. That was a bummer, but we still got our pictures taken by the NASA sign. That night we just hung out ate dinner and played games. The few next days just hung out and enjoyed our time together.
The first time we went out on a boat in Alaska it was so different then going out on a boat in California. The water is extremely cold there, so if you fall in you have a chance of actually dying. You have to dress very warm as we went by glaciers and the boat ride was very cold. I remember waking up that rainy morning and wearing jeans and a heavy coat and still being cold occasionally, it’s so incredibly different than what we were used to. 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. The fish were biting so much that my dad and grandpa had a hard time keeping all the lines in the water. There were so many salmon that they would follow the other salmon up to the boat, and seemingly wait for their turn to come into the boat. This is an experience that I will never forget. You haven’t had fresh fish until you go out that day and eat what
Me and my boys are finally leaving independence to alcove springs which is 166 miles away and will take us about 6 days. My luck is that the train in front of ours were a bunch of city people couldn't handle their animals so we had to sit there for about an hour then we finally went on our way then we noticed a problem there was too much weight so I looked inside the wagon and there was a big dresser in there with nothing in it so we had no choice to throw it out the dresser didn't really mean much but it was expensive but after we get to Oregon and start farming we can buy another one. We reached the Kansas river and we thought it would be really risky to cross with the wagon so we paid 1 dollar to cross on a raft. As we keep on walking I
We were almost to Smith Lake and we ride across this huge bridge over the lake. The pictures from the internet were beautiful but, seeing the lake in person was awesome. We all got even more excited.