Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Summer 2009, wish I was there

So in 2009 my parents and I flew across the country. Our first stop was Colorado, it was cool, about 70 degrees most of the time, maybe 80. I had some trouble with the altitude but it was still pretty amazing. We got to working mines, and visit with my parents old army friend. We also got to go white water rafting for the first time ever. That is definitely something I will have to do this summer. We saw beautiful mountains and old towns, Colorado was perfect. Then from Colorado it was off to Vegas. That was pretty awesome too. My favorite thing about Vegas was that no matter where you go there's always something different and interesting to look at or do. There is a reenactment of a volcano, there are amazing fountains, there's a big replica of the Eiffel Tower that you can go up in. There two hotels that have a mall portion made to look like Venice (The venetian is my favorite, it even has 2 canals you can take a gondola ride in) and much much more. I would definitely love to be in Vegas right now, it's definitely not just casinos. Now after Vegas we picked up my grandpa and drove to Williams Arizona. Williams is a small town about an hour away from the Grand Canyon. We have friends who own a bed and breakfast there so it was a nice place to stay. They have a main street with lots of neat shops and a train that you can ride to the grand canyon. The Canyon is also amazing, I can't even describe it, I guess you'll just have to see for yourself. After our week in Arizona, we dropped Grandpa off at the Airport and then drove on to California. I love California, the temperature was in the mid 80's which is nice compared to the weather here and in Vegas. The ocean water was cold though, it was my first time swimming in the Pacific Ocean. If I can do that I can get in the pool today :) Now, I had been to Disney World a few times, but never Disney Land so off we went. It's much smaller than Disney World but it was still very interesting and lots more fun. Now the last place we went , my best friend is there now. We flew to Minnesota, for a shopping spree at the Mall of America. It was a nice end to a thrilling trip, it gave us time to relax. The mall has a theme park and an aquarium, all inside, so it's nice for rainy days. We also found a new favorite restaurant called Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. I recommend finding one near you, it's great. After that, it was home. We've taken some small trips then, but nothing that big. The whole time we were gone I wanted to be home with my friends, but now that i'm here this summer, I wanna be gone again. Can't wait til Canada in August. Meanwhile here's some pictures of last years travels. Have a Wonderful Wednesday

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