Sunday, November 28, 2010
When I was in 9th grade, my family went to Banff in Alberta Canada, which is near Calgary, right above Washington and Montana. We went for a week on spring break to go skiing and snowboarding. The town was beautiful, covered in snow and exactly what a small ski town would look like. It was a lot of fun, until we actually started skiing. The first day on the first run my mom tore her ACL and her meniscus which ended her trip not even 24 hours in. We went to the hospital and spent most of the night there. The next day my dad and I decided to head back out right after lunch. We were going down the mountain and I slid out and broke my wrist. That night we were back in the hospital the entire night. Even the doctors recognized us that second night. What started as a beautiful trip turned into a week in the hospital. It was a fun trip for the little we spent on the slopes. But I dont think we will be going skiing as a family again anytime soon.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
One of the interesting places in the world. It is not considered part of China, yet it still flies the Chinese flag. It is located off the southern border of China right on the South China Sea. On our way home from the Philippines, we decided to stay a few extra days in Hong Kong. The city was the biggest metropolis I had ever seen, it blew my mind. I could not even begin to take in all the buildings or people, yet there is one thing that I will never forget. We were walking down the street and there was a McDonald's on the corner- as a 10 year old this was the greatest thing I had ever seen. Of course I made my parents go in and buy me a Happy Meal (which they did have, even in Hong Kong.) It was the perfect thing to top of a great vacation in southeast Asia.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
A little country in the Middle East that is known for one thing, oil. Kuwait is where I called "home" for three years of my life. I moved to Kuwait when I was in the 3rd grade and lived there through the 5th grade. During my time, there is one night that stands out the most. It had been planned that we would be going into the desert to camp and cookout. Little did i know cooking out involved going to the market and buying live chickens and watching their heads get cut off. This was only the beginning of a very different day. After that we went deep into the desert and set up tents in the blazing sun, we cooked and had a great day with friends. The night came along which i thought would be as hot as the day. I was wrong. With no blanket for myself I froze all night. It was a day and a night filled with new experiences and a lot of culture shock, but it was a lot of fun and a learning experience.
Monday, September 13, 2010
The place that I was born into this world, therefore the first place I have ever been. A tiny town located in the Texas panhandle, surrounded by nothing but cotton fields and football stadiums (it really is exactly what you think it is). With a population of 2,000 people and only a single stoplight, it is a town worth seeing. Or at least I think so. A town where most of my family still lives to this day in the houses that I grew up in, making memories playing in an old tire full of sand and fishing with my grandfather. This is the place that I hope to end up one day like the rest of my family. This is the most important place that I have been, this is home.