I forget how many levels of the ship there were, but it seemed like a lot because by the time we got to the top it seemed like we had been walking through it forever. Getting to the top was pretty cool because they had a lot of old jet planes up there and we were able to sit in some of them and take pictures. At the end of the day, I remember being very worn out from all the walking around. After all the nice, fun, and relaxing days in California our weekend vacation came to end and we all had to head back to Arizona. Keep in mind, we are still driving the minivan until we reach Yuma again and can pick up the SUV that was being worked on.
The winter in Chicago was cold and before long William asked Marissa how she would feel about taking a trip to California. He had some business there. They could fly from California to Hawaii and enjoy a week at the beach. She was touched. He had presented this idea to her with a dozen red roses, a box of Godiva Chocolates and airplane tickets.
The winds blew through what leaves were still clinging to the tree limbs, and the slow, steady flow of the river gurgled in the distance. In the calm surrounding, I felt a sense of tenseness as I vigilantly scanned the landscape for signs of a buck. I had spent hours at the practice range preparing for the “perfect shot” and my first chance to take a deer. But no matter how much I prepared, I wasn’t in total control; that perfect shot could fall short of its mark. Oh god!
The summer before my junior year I experienced the best week of my life. Deep in the beautiful mountains of Colorado about 12 hours away is a place called Frontier Ranch, a Young Life camp. The excitement and overwhelming happiness before getting on the bus for the long ride is what keeps us all sane. As I say goodbye to my parents and friends staying home, the only thing I can think about is having the opportunity to get away for a week: without a phone, computer, or television and growing in my relationships not only with my friends but with Jesus as well. After the long 12 hour drive I can feel the suspense and and thrill all around me.
Soon, it was time for Jackson and me to go back to our hotel for a few days before coming back to Washington. “That was actually fun. I’m glad we did this!” I said to Jackson as we walked off campus. “So am I,” He told me. We spent our last few days lounging around the hotel and exploring more of New Orleans.
California has a ton of beaches to experience; whether you want to have a bonfire, go surfing, take a stroll with your sweetie, or even just walk around and explore. One amazing beach in Los Angeles is Venice Beach. Venice beach is both a town and recreational seashore, one of the funkiest, most varied and fun beach scenes in the Los Angeles area (Malloy). When walking the boardwalk of Venice Beach, you will be able to see artists, street performers, and vendors of all types (Malloy). If you want to visit a beach that is less of people-watching and more of amusement seeking, Santa Monica Pier is the perfect place to go.
Greenleaf has all sorts of neat little things there. I was at Greenleaf for one night; I had a great time staying there. While I was there I wasn’t able to sleep, however I went for a walk that night with my dog and saw a family of deer they were very pretty and
I also caught two starfish which I kept for myself. I also caught a huge, pink jellyfish that had washed up ashore. The hurricane also caused the waves to be bigger than usual which was more fun to swim in. Going to Florida has become an annual trip for me and my family. We go every year for Christmas and New Year’s.
To me it’s a past time, an adrenalin rush, as well as a way to put extra food on the table. Deer hunting is a way to get in touch with true nature; it has been a way for people to provide food for their families for hundreds of years. Also deer are magnificent creatures and it’s amazing that they can be found all over the world. The cave drawings in the Chauvet Cave show a couple of horses looking in one direction and below the horses two rhinos fighting. They might have drawn rhinos because they are powerful animals and horses because they where a way of travel.
Home, Everlasting Living in the quiet, rolling countryside of Northwest Georgia, some people wouldn't dream of spending their summer vacations anywhere else. With its dense, endless cedar and pine forests, picturesque foothills, and rich history, it was like a real-life portrait of a southern American dream. For me, growing up in said countryside wasn't always a picnic, especially during a particular weekend in the middle of summer breaks throughout my elementary school years. When most kids would be down at the swimming hole, taking in the sweltering sun and plunging into the lukewarm water, or fishing at the river with their families, mine would all be gathered together for a two-day-long extravaganza, or what I liked to call "wasting a weekend of summer vacation." The welcoming and peaceful ambiance of my modest hometown sits about a mile north of the interstate between Atlanta and Birmingham, 20 miles from the closest major city.