Friday, September 29, 2006

It's Friday!!!

Updates:
  • Vocabulary quiz postponed until Tuesday because of Jewish holiday travel and the football game in Florence.
  • Revisions for the college essay are due into Turnitin.com by Sunday night at midnight. Be sure to consult my school website under 1st Nine Weeks Essay Links.

Since traveling is on my mind (I will be going to Mississippi to visit my mom this afternoon), this post deals with travel. Describe for me a memorable road trip. We will be discussing the Hero's Journey next week. Tell about a journey you took that is burned (for a good or bad reason) into your memory forever.

38 comments:

Baileym1 said...

One trip which was a favorite trip of mine was to Mexico, my first time out of the country. I went with my Dad and brother and we drove all the way to Mobile one morning to board the cruise. Then in took a night or two before we arrived in Mexico. I enjoyed myself but it was also difficult in actually arriving in Mexico.

eliseh1 said...

Recently I had to go to New Orleans to play soccer. I rode the six hour drive with Casey Fisher and her mom. On the way there I was able to sleep the whole way there, except for the stop at Mickey D's. On the way back on the other hand, after awsome weekend with my friends in New Orleans, the ride became very interesting. Imagine this...Casey's mom is almost as crazy as Casey. We spent an hour, driving in circles, in LA, looking for ice cream, because one of them had decided that they were craving it.Needless to say, It was a very interesting road trip.

StClairD1 said...

One of the most memorable trip that i remember was my trip to France! When i was in seventh grade i went with my French Class. It all started when we got to the airport. The rule of how many hours a pilot could flie a plane came into play. The pilot of our flight had flown to many hours. But, just incase the airport could send all 17 of us somewhere else, we sayed there all day. It was really great because before the actual trip started we all got to know eachother in an airpot waiting room for 13 hours. We ended up going home that night and began our trip the next day. But, because we had waited a whole day for a flight, we all got to ride in 1st and Business class! It was so great! The flight over there was quite relaxing!

billyh7 said...

A memorable trip that I recently took was this summer I went with three of my closest friends play the number one rated golf course in the world. It is called Pine Valley, and it in New Jersey. It is an all male club. Women are allowed to play the course on Sundays after three o'clock and are not allowed inside the clubhouse for any reason. This course was different from anything I had ever played before because there are no rakes on the course. This is because of the extremely large amount of bunkers on the course. If you spent the time to rake the trap after every bunker shot, you would probably never finish a round.

JimW3 said...

Traveling is something that I love to do. I love being able to visit other areas and just see how those people live. One of my most memorable trips was to Meeker, Colorado for a fly fishing trip. The town was tiny and everyone out there knew everyone. There was such a concentration on fly fishing for trout and also the wildlife out there. It was so much fun because everyone was laid back and did not have a care in the world other than fly fishing and hunting. That is a place that I would love to live when I get older. The weather was also amazing, and the mountains were spectacular.

BrookingP5 said...

One roadtrip that I will always remember was one that I took with two friends at the end of August this year. We were coming home from Mississippi and we did not know until we were just getting on the highway that the air conditoner was broken. It was mid-afternoon and it was about 95 degrees outside. It was miserable, and we were sweaty and gross by the time we finally got home. It was only a three hour trip, but it seemed like a lot longer!

FrankB3 said...

I'm excited that the quiz is postponed. I remember going on a road trip to Greensboro, Alabama. I went with my grandfather and a friend of mine. My friend and I were young and very impatient, and my grandfather was a very slow drive. We got ten miles from Greensboro and our car broke down. So we had to right back to birmingham in a tow truck for another two hours.

JayF3 said...

One of my most memorable road trips came this summer. Me and my two baseball friends, Alex and Bronson, packed up my car and headed down to Seaside, for a week at the beach. We drove with the windows down and everyone was feeling good, until we missed a turn and eventually ended up on the Panama City strip. It was a crazy ride but eventually we made it to where we were trying to go.

adelleb3 said...

I have been blessed to take many numerous vacations that have been awesome. One that is really burned into my mind is this past spring break my entire family went down to the Bahamas. We stayed at this awesome club called the Abaco Club. It is very remote and very beautiful. You could see for miles and the people were very nice. I just was so relaxed and had such a fun time. I cannot wait to go back. I also am looking forward to going to Italy this spring break and that should be very exciting.

FrannieC5 said...

This summer I had a pretty memorable road trip to Mexico. It took us 2 days to get there, and we drove on a mini bus. It was really hot on the bus (no air-conditioning) and there was not much room. It was really fun getting to know the people around me, and hanging out with my friends on the way.

thomasg3 said...

One memorable trip I have is when my mother, brother and I all went down to Lee Abbey in England. We drove down there from Surrey with me navigating. At one point I had read the map wrong and we almost got lost but I realized my mistake at the right time and corrected it before we went the wrong way. It was a very enjoyable trip, and a lot of fun. We got to drive over the moors and we stopped for a whipee ice cream on top of them. It was a fabulous journey that will always be me for the rest of my life.

davids3 said...

The most burned in memory I will have about traveling is when my entire family went to spain. My Mom, Dad, and four sisters had to travel from Birmingham to Atlanta, Atlanta to New York, New York to Paris, and then Paris to Barcenlona. The travel part was free because of sky miles so i guess it was worth it. When we arrived in Spain, my dad had rented a "van" for us to drive to our Villa in except this was no "van". It turned out to be a normal size car, except seven people plus luggage was not going to fit into the car. Somehome we all pilled in on top of each other with luggage and traveled in that car for an hour. We were like the clowns pilled into a small car. I will never forget that.

Michaelc3 said...

Well, the trip im going to describe was very short. It was a short half hour voyage from the mainland of New York to Ellis Island to see the Statue of Liberty. We stood in line in the blazing sun for at least an hour and a half to get on the boat. You couldnt really even call it a boat. It was more like a water-born dumpster. The smell was overwhelming. It was a combination of day-old sewage and the body odor of tourists. There was also no place to sit, so we had to stand on the crowded boat the entire time. When we finally got there, we had to wait for another ten minutes to get off the boat/floating septic tank. My family and I looked at the statue for about ten minutes, then got bored and waited for the trip back.

nickr3 said...

I went to Sweden once for a wedding. It was probably one of the most boring expierences I've had in a long time. It was just open empty fields in every direction. There were hardly any people except in Stockholm.

Everyone drove Volvo's. Everyone, literally everyone had blonde hair and blue eyes. I must admitt I gained invaluable information about vikings, it was riviting. Did I mention the most stimulating thing I did that whole trip finish all four of my summer reading books? The only reason I remember this trip is because it was so...bad.

BeckyR5 said...

A memorable road trip I took was to Jackson Mississippi this summer. This was such a memorable trip for me because I went with four of my closest friends. The whole way there we had a great time talking, sining, and eating. Just being girls with my friends was enough of an experience for me to have it lay in my memory forever.

AshleyB5 said...

I have so many trips that are set in my mind... Probably the most memorable would be my first drive down to the beach with my best friend Kenzie. We had no idea where we were going, made our own route, and doubled the time to get there. But we saw so many places that we would have never seen if we would have gone the route that everyone else takes. I can't tell you how many times we got lost and how much fun we had while doing it.

RebeccaO7 said...

One of my favorite memories was to Seattle, Washington this past summer for my softball nationals. It was the official national tournament for all the softball teams in the nation. We knew it was going to be a tough tournament but knew we were capable. It brought our team together and we are all so close now. However, we lost a heartbreaker on the final day and finished 5th out of 200 teams. It was an amazing experience to represent the south as a whole and go out and play ball. That is one of my favorite trips I have ever been on.

CamilleCo5 said...

This past summer I my family and I traveled to California. We flew to San Fransisco first and stayed there for a while, but then took a road trip to Monterey. I got the throw-up bug on the way there and had to stand three more hours in the car. That was the worst road trip ever and one that I will never forget!

chriso5 said...

In the summer before 10th grade I played travel baseball and we went to Atlanta for 3 weeks straight. There is nothing that special about Atlanta, but there is a reason that I will never forget this particular trip. All the guys on the team payed me $50 to walk down the hall in a man thong, and some man called the police and they were not very happy. I will never forget how scared I was having to explain to them what I had just done. Nonetheless, I was $50 richer. (True story)

MattL5 said...

One time when I was about 6 my family and another family went to Colorado to go ski and one night we were playing hide-n-go seek at the hotel. I decided to go hide outside and when I tried to go back inside the door was locked so I had to stay out in the freezing snow in just shorts and a t-shirt for 5 hours until someone finally let me it. It was miserable.

SpencerS5 said...

I don't neccessarily have one trip that has stuck in my mind. However, I could pick a certain trip that always makes me happy. The four hour drive to Athens, GA is always a killer but its fun looking forward to the big game ahead of us. I can remember almost every trip I take to Athens just because of all the good memories going there, being there and coming back after a big win.

reidp5 said...

One of the trips that is burned into my memory is a trip I took to Lake Martin with a friend. We were sitting around on a summer night and decided to go to lake martin. So we packed up and headed down to the lake for the 4th of July. We thought it was incredible that were going to the lake that night. It was a great next day at the lake that we both were excitied about.

JoannaS5 said...

The summer of my freshman year in school, i had just completed french I. As I have done and as i will do in the future I have carried on particular customs or routines previously done by my older family members. Unfortunately for me, this certain custom was to be the French teacher's pet. Some how, some way, we concvinced her to plan a trip to Paris. Six students, consisting of four girls and two boys, along with a group of parents went on this trip. I hated it. The plane ride was nine hours long. France smells worse than New York and not to mention one of the terminals at the airport we were booked to arrive at, collapsed...two weeks before the trip. Considering i was the teachers pet my french didn't have to be all that great to pass but in Paris it was difficult to communicate with anyone. With a mixture of roommate nose-bleeds, crying, fighting, getting lost, stalked, and thrown into a set of catacomb 'souviners', i will never, ever forget that trip.

jonathang7 said...

One time i went on a road trip to North carolina to look at colleges with my brother and that was quite an eye opening experience. We went to the university of North Carolina and then to wake forest university. i like them but by this time i was really sick of being in the car. i was sick of my family and everything that they stood for. my family talks politics more than anyone, and that started to get on my nerves. we were really ready to get home, but still had to go to Duke univertsity which i likedvery little. it seemed like everyone there was a nerd. i do not ever want to go on another road trip like that one.

laceys7 said...

After I finished 4th grade, my mom, brother, grandfather, and I piled in a car and headed up the east coast for a summer vacation. We visited many places included Charleston, Williamsburg, and D.C. We visited many historic towns where people dressed up in garments from the American Revolution. While I learned a lot related to history, I remember that trip for the fun I had with my family. Sitting in cars can be long and frustrating, but we had so much fun. Because we made everything fun, I remember the tiny details such as touring Monticello (home of Thomas Jefferson)or even playing I spy as we drove on I-95 for hours on end.

Raineswel7 said...

My family and I went on a trip out week. My dad rented a van for three weeks and we traveled all over the midwest states. This was a trip that I will never forget because I have never been stuck in a car with four other people in my life. However, it did have many high points and we saw many incredible sights. It is certainly a trip that will not be forgotten. The trip is one of my oldest memories sense I was only five years old when it happened.

natalies7 said...

On our way home from the beach, we stopped to get something to drink. We had been in the car for three hours and were ready to be home. After we stopped at the closest gas station, we got back on the interstate with only an hour and a half. My dad was driving and apparently none of us were paying attention. We got on the interstate going the opposite direction. This would not have been that bad except that no one noticed until an hour later. When we started seeing signs for the beach, we realized what had happened. We had to drive another hour to compensate for the difference and then another hour and a half to get home. It was not a very pleasant ride home after all that.

MatthewH7 said...

The trip i remember most is a drive home one night from Point Clear, AL. Me and my brother left at like 9:00 and after we had driven about 2 hours, the check engine and battery lights came on. We did not see an exit, and pretty soon, the light started to dim and the car started to die. We found an exit just in time and we able to pull off a little away from a BP when the car went completely dead. We walked to the BP and tried to call out parents. After about 30 minutes, we were finally able to reach them. My mom left to come pick us up. We waited for about 2 hours in a nasty BP station with bulletproof glass. I called my moms cell phone and she had missed the exit. When she finally got there, we drove the rest of the two hours home.

AndrewCo3 said...

Probably one of my most memorable road trip was when me and my dad drove down to Florida during winter break last year. We were able to catch the Auburn basketball game on the way down, which was a lot of fun. Probably the best part was me and my dad going bay fishing on New Year's Day. The only downside to the trip was that Auburn lost their bowl game, which was the reason we were driving down to Florida in the first place. Overall though it was a pretty memorable trip.

Talc0s S. said...

Most of my memory is either selective or dysfunctional, but I have had a few good vacation memories here and there.

I remember when my parents took me to New Orleans. The sights and the sounds were amazing, as were the oddities I had discovered here and there.

Once, a pickpocket trailed us for awhile. The thieves of New Orleans were quite different from the one we have at home - far more malevolent.

Another time, I remember seeing all sorts of strange people out in the street. I said "Look, mommy, beggars!" (I actually said that, it's an embarassing memory). She explained that some were street performers, although the ones with fewer limbs and hats for putting change in were needy people.

And another time, I saw a man making balloon figures. His balloons, however, were of a peculiar sort, being twisted to look like parts of the human anatomy that I won't mention here. He gave them to children. In retrospect, he was an inspiring misanthropist.

So, in conclusion, New Orleans wasn't the best of places for me, but it certainly was one of the most interesting.

Oh, and Elise is quite right in thinking that Casey's mom is crazy, from what I've heard.

maryrobm1 said...

Road trips always remind me of the same thing, driving down to the beach with our car packed full like the Clampits. We always stop at the Exon in Greenville for boiled peanuts. These are the best boiled peanuts we have found so far. P.S. sorry about your mama. My grandmother broke her hip like 3 years ago so if you need any tips or support, you can email my mom.

TylerMo1 said...

A recent trip that I went on that I will remember forever, was a trip to Biloxi. I went there with my youth group to help rebuild from Hurricane Katrina. The utter destruction from that storm, even 9 months later, will stay in my mind forever. Also, the people that we helped were so grateful and kind people. It was a very moving experience.

GuerryF1 said...

By far my favorite trip is when my family goes to Colorado every summer. We have a cabin, north of Denver in Estes Park. The trip always makes my whole family feel better. It gives you a chance to relax and just get some good rest. It is one of my favorite places in the world, and can't wait to go back this summer.

CaseyF5 said...

If you read Elise's blog, we went to New Orleans together. While she was sleeping, I listened to music and talked to my mom. I don't know what Elise is talking about because we never stopped at Mickey D's. I don't think i've ever been there before! But anyway, New Orleans was so much fun and I will always remember hanging out with my friends, playing soccer, and Bourbon Street!

FrannieC5 said...

Thanks for changing the vocab quiz to tuesday!!!
The past two summers, I have traveled to Mexico. For some odd reason, My church decideds that it would be cheaper to drive, so we did. The drive took about 18 hours, and around 2 days to get there. The bus ride was fun, getting to know some people I had not met before. The only complaint I have, was that the air conditioner did NOT work!!! This trip was in July...so it was REALLY hot in the bus. All in all, it was a great trip, and I ended up having a lot more fun than i thought i would

MattO3 said...

The most memorable road trip for me was to Ft. Myers, Florida. We traveled there because I had a baseball tournament beginning that weekend. We left on a Wednsday and the Tournament started Friday. On the way, my brother said that he had gone to Clearwater Beach during Spring Break and that it would be a fun place to go on the way. We had made good time and so we decided to spend the night and the next day in Clearwater. It was awesome. We got to hang out at the beach instead of moping around a boring hotel room.

willst5 said...

I made one trip to the British Virgin Islands. It was really pretty there and my whole family enjoyed it. I would love to go back there again. We spent around twelve days there six of them sailing the wild sea and six in a very nice resort.

StuartS5th said...

A trip that I remember vividly is my cruise to Alaska. My family and I went with my cousins and their friends for my uncle's 50th birthday. The views of the Alaskan landscape and glaciers were amazing. Even though we went in the middle of June, the temperatures were below freezing. When our ship stopped in Juneau, we took an excursion of flying to a glacier on a helicopter. We landed on the glacier and it was an experience I will not forget.