Hello Gentle Reader!
Here is the final part of my winter break blog.
Stepping out of the plane I was instantly met with something people from the Pacific North West are not really familiar with. It’s a wonderful thing called, the sun! Imagine also that I was dressed in winter clothing, coming from a place where it was 14 degrees (Fahrenheit), and that I was now in a place where it was 93. So naturally I was sweaty, hot and red. I was a sight for sore eyes let me tell you. Not.
The reason for going to Florida was to see my family again. I had not seen them in about ten years so that was really incredible. It was also nice that my dad, stepmom and little brother decided to fly up to Florida so we could all have a nice family reunion. My uncle took me to downtown Disney so I could at least see a little bit of the Disney ambience since going to the real theme park is not really in the budget of a college student.
We celebrated Christmas in Fort Myers which was really nice. It was also the first time I saw a big pick-up truck with a gigantic confederate flag in the back driving by, something I had only seen in the movies.
The next day my dad and stepmom took me and my brother out to the beach. We went jet skiing, this was also a first for me, and what an experience was that. I don’t think I’ve ever screamed louder than I did that day. I enjoyed it though. We concluded the day with a nice Long Island and Ice cream.
The next day my grandma took me to a place called Cracker Barrel. Cracker Barrel is a restaurant with a Southern Country theme and the meals look home cooked. If this is really the case I don’t know, considering this is the US. Nonetheless the food tasted really good and I’m kind of disappointed that we don’t have it in Seattle. After that my grandma took me to an ice cream place and it was seriously the best soft ice cream I’ve ever had and it was gigantic too.
The next day my dad and stepbrother came over one more time before I had to go back to Washington and we went to the biggest McDonalds in the Country. Honestly the McDonalds was not that special but it was still nice to be there with my family.
Overall my winter break trip was really amazing with a lot of (new) experiences and fun times. It’s a trip that will stay with me for a long time.
And that’s it for my winter break blog.
Until next time,
Hello Gentle Readers!
Here is part two of my winter break blog.
Auburn - Minnesota
Leaving 3 hours later than planned because some people could not wake up, it was time to hit the road and boy did we hit it alright. It took about ten hours to even exit Washington due to heavy snow blizzards. Instead of taking the Interstate because the car had no snow chains on its wheels, we had to take the mountain pass with a speed limit of 10 miles an hour. After finally making it out we drove straight through Idaho directly into Montana. At around 2 in the night we decided to stop at a Motel called Silvers. Now as a lover of Horror movies my mind immediately created this whole scenario of how we were going to get killed that night. Luckily that didn’t happen and this is not my ghost writing this blog. What did happen is that we had to fit three people in a two-person bed and when I turned on the shower the toilet flooded with water making the bathroom our own personal swimming pool. FUN! The next morning, after getting free breakfast, we were ready to hit the road again and luckily we arrived at our destination in North Dakota that same day.
The next day I finally got to do a super American thing that I’ve wanted to do for ages, shooting! It was a lot of fun and I actually managed to hit the target and not myself. After that we drove to a lake house in Minnesota were we enjoyed the rest of the evening in a Jacuzzi with some drinks (wink). During the rest of our two-day stay at the lake house we also went skiing which was a lot of fun. I really mastered that baby bunny hill and I even managed to not get myself hospitalized doing a sport like this (this is a first, believe me).
Next up we drove to Minnesota and visited mall of America, the largest mall in the United States. This thing is freaking huge, let me tell you that. I think if I wasn’t there with two other people I would’ve gotten lost.
Because Wisconsin was only 15 minutes away wanted to drive over the border with the theme of That 70’s Show, and we did, and it was awesome. Unfortunately we lost all video evidence of this but oh well. We ended the night and the end of our road trip in the pool of the hotel, staying longer than the hotel’s rules (rebels) until we finally got kicked out. The next morning it was time to all part ways and for me that entailed continuing my journey to Orlando, Florida.
That’s it for this week’s blog. Next time I’m going to write about my trip to Florida. Stay tuned.
Hello Gentle Readers!
Winter break is (sadly) over and real life has begun again but before I start blogging again about school activities and other stuff, I am going to write a three part blog about my adventures during winter break. The first blog will be about my trip to Vancouver. The second one about the road trip from Auburn to Minnesota and the third one will be about my trip to Florida.
Despite of the constant rain, Vancouver was an incredible city to visit. We arrived in the evening and after checking into our hotel, which was right in downtown Vancouver, we went into the city. The first thing we did was find some place to eat. We ended up at a nice little burger place and each of us ordered a cocktail with our food because, yeey drinking age in Vancouver. After devouring our food we went on further into the city. Downtown Vancouver reminded me a lot of Seattle’s Capitol Hill which I absolutely love. Later in the evening we decided that we wanted to go to a karaoke place but after hearing the prices we ran out of there as quick as we could. We concluded the evening in our hotel room playing games which was a lot of fun thanks to a particular store that was still open at night ;)
The next morning I wanted to indulge myself fully in the Canadian experience by heaving a coffee and breakfast at Tim Horton. We discovered a free ice skating rink under the streets. Unfortunately the rink was not that smooth and the skates weren’t sharpened enough so we only stayed there for about twenty minutes. After that adventure we drove to Stanley Park and stumbled on a light show which was really beautiful to see. Next up we drove to the beach and despite the rain and cold it was incredible to see and a nice conclusion of our trip. Unfortunately getting out of Vancouver was a nightmare, it took about two hours to get out due to bad traffic and bad navigation but the trip itself was incredible and I would love to go back soon and discover all the other things Vancouver has to offer.
That's it for this blog folks! Next up is the blog about the trip from Auburn to Minnesota. Don't forget to check out the little video I made about Winter Break. I made a new page on the website called " Video " You can't miss it.