Thursday, June 27, 2013

Travel Top Ten Pt. 2

   Last time I had brought up this subject I told you guys all about 5 of the places that I hope to travel to one day.  Well the title does say top ten and not top five so here are the another 5 places that I hope to be able to travel to one day.

     6) Germany:  As one of the places that I get my fabulous good looks (hahahahaha) from, I've always had a curiosity about Germany.  One of my best friends is from Germany and she makes it sound like such a beautiful place and I want to see it for myself.  Ya know, to compare the notes and see what it's really like.

   7)Cuba: Call me crazy, but I'm not backing down on this one.  I know it may seem very weird, but stay with me.  I know that the countries haven't had the best relationship but I don't think that it should be the reason that keeps people from going there and exploring.  I also think it would be a great opportunity to do service.  What could be better than going somewhere that we weren't even allowed in for many years?  They also still drive old cars which I think is pretty cool.

   8) South Africa: A place full of very intense history and natural beauty.  I sound like a travel brochure but I don't see those as bad reasons for wanting to go somewhere.  What's stopping besides money.  I also may have the opportunity to go there next year with my school, which would be incredible.  I just think it would be so cool.  Besides they have cool accents.

Now these last two are my top two and while some people might group them together I wanted to have them as two separate entities.

    9) Ireland: Yes, that's right, you've caught me.  I have this thing, where I would love to go there.  I think that the country is so beautiful and while I would definitely visit the cities I think I would prefer to stay in the countryside.  Somewhere that I could just take pictures to my hearts content and see everything I've always wanted to.  Also, since when I would go I would be of legal age there I wouldn't mind a good pint or two, just to add to the experience.  I just think it's a fascinating place.

10) England: Now do you see why the made the last two different?  I know some might just call it the UK and end it there, but in my mind they aren't.  Now very much unlike with Ireland I would probably spend most of my time in the city and then spend shorter periods out in the countryside.  No doubt both are amazing in their own way.  However, if I were to go I just think that's how my time there would pan out.  This is one of the more plausible trips for me.  My Mom has basically agreed that if I can make enough money this summer and throughout the next school year then I can go after I graduate for the summer.  This would be an amazing opportunity for me and if it were to happen I might just cry. Hope that wasn't too much.

      Well now that you know where I would like to go, what are some places that you would like to go to?

Monday, June 24, 2013

All Grown Up

     Not me.  Goodness no, I'm nowhere close to being grown-up and frankly it scares me too.  My second oldest brother however, is getting close to it.  he recently graduated from college.  So the family packed up and drove for 7 hours to sit in the sun for 3 hours.  This makes it seem horrific, but really it wasn't.  I loved it.  I went early with my oldest brother to save good seats, which yes was slight borey because we had to sit on opposite ends of the row texting each other because we couldn't actually speak to each-other, however, it was well worth it because we did get good seats.  I know I put up a post not too long ago about my high school's graduation so bear with me as a basically repeat everything I said then.  I'm so extremely proud of him.  He's worked so hard and has accomplished so much, and seeing him graduation (again) was amazing.  I can't really say how much it made me happy to be there with the rest of my family seeing this amazing moment in his life.  I told you this was going to be bad.  But without anymore blaber from me, because yes that does happen a lot, here are some pictures.

People say we look similar but we don't get it.

The most priceless face I've ever seen.

My brother's girlfriend.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Traveling pt. 1

     There's some things I've always wanted to do.  Traveling more being one of them.  It's one of my dreams to travel to the UK.  I feel like I would fit in there.  I know this may sound weird but frankly I think that it would be a great experience.  I went to Canada for a couple days about 4 years ago.  It was a lot of fun but I think being in a completely different place and environment would be amazing.  However, since I started this ramble I might as well get on it with my Top Ten: Places to Go edition.  These are places both in and out of the United States that I hope to travel to.  Again in no particular order because frankly that's too much pressure for me to handle.

1) Italy: Yes quite different from the others you are going to see but somewhere that I definitely want to go to.  For those of you that have been following my blog this may come as no surprise, but I'm certainly a bit of a nerd.  One reason that I really want to go to Italy is to see the ruins and all the museums.  Being a Latin student, no there is no nerdier language to learn than Latin, I find all that stuff insanely interesting.  I would love to see all those things and understand what is written on them in Latin.  However, I don't only want to go for my nerdy side, my stomach would love it there as well.  I'm all about food and anywhere that has good food is somewhere I want to be.

2)Canada: I know I talked of already being there, but I would love to be able to go back to Canada.  Mostly for Toronto, I loved it there.  The good news is that I have some friends that are going to college up in Canada so I may be able to slip up there for a visit or two is I have time next year.  Two birds with one stone, going back somewhere I enjoy and seeing my friends, I love when things work out like that.

3) Washington/Oregon :  I know that they're in the same country that I live in, but they're all the way across it.  A sometimes unfortunate thing about the US is the fact that it's so large.  I know other countries are larger but there's so much going on in such a large space that there isn't enough time to go to it all.  Anywho enough of my rambling.  I really want to go to the Pacific Northwest, it sounds so lovely.  I'm all for forests and trees and coffee.  I also would love to even be able to step foot in  Powells Books.  I don't think any of you understand how much I want to go there.  We are talking about possibly the best bookstore in the world.  So yeah I want to go there.

4)Russia:  Don't know why but I've kinda always wanted to go there.  Maybe it's something about hot people talk of the country when it's snowed.  It could be something else, but either way I hear it's beautiful.. There's also so much history in that country it's unbelievable.  I wouldn't be able to understand anything anyone says but I don't really care about that.  I just want the chance to see what it's really like.

5)Greece:  Another one of my non-cold places, and like Italy my nerd side has a strong desire to go there.  I want to see the ruins and eat the food.  See the architecture and see what the sea looks like.  I want to take so many pictures that my head explodes.  That is all.

    I didn't expect this to take up so much space so I'm going to split it up into two parts so you all don't get bored.  What places do you guys want to visit and why do you want to go there?