It was Monday, September 21, a cloudy sky and nice weather. I suggested to my friends to go to the Coopers Rock, to have a good time and do my essay. I was having some good memories in the Coopers Rock, two years ago we were going to the Coopers Rock monthly with my friends on the weekends to grill and play soccer. we prepared our picnic snacks and drinks and we went to the Coopers Rock. The views around the highway in I (68) is so beautiful, it starts letting you think how well Coopers Rock looked like.
The picnic is really the best way for all of us to hang out. I think what we will do is go towards lunch time and sit on the benches to eat and talk for a while. Then walk around the track a couple times and leave to go do something else. Hopefully we all go to one person’s house again, to me that made it more fun since the fireworks are kind of boring. When spring starts coming, I get very excited for the picnic.
It's only been about six hours, but we're as happy to see each other as if it had been a few days. Our campsite, nestled in the forest, is next to a meadow, where elk feed at their leisure. We settle in and started cooking our usual pot of stew, which usually consists of grains, vegetables, and canned meat - whatever we found, and liked, on the grocery store shelves. The day's ride included a series of steep climbs, so we were wondering how our British friends (one a student from Oxford, the other from Bath), also making the same southward trek from Oregon to California, had fared. True to form, they roll into camp just as supper is almost ready, this time with two 40-ounce bottles of malt liquor and a bottle of tequila, but little or no food.
I enjoyed hiking, Cesar and I were in the front the whole time and a had to stop and wait while martin and Glenn caught up I don’t think they enjoyed hiking as much, I know Cesar and Adam still has go hiking often but martin never does. We didn’t climb all the way up, but we got high enough to look over the city and it may sound cheesy but the sight really was beautiful, the hike down was the easy part. The rest of the day we went Frisbee golfing, they had probably the best course I’ve ever been too. We went to a brewery/restaurant to get some dinner, it was a nice place in a small town in the mountains. It was good to hang out with friends that I
They invited us to come and stay a week in their humble abode and enjoy some well-needed rest and relaxation, while appreciating the surplus amounts of fishing. We started our long trek into the great unknown early into the morning. The car ride seemed like it dragged on forever, even more than it should have, due to the limited legroom and long stretches of bumpy roads. Even the occasional bear decided to distract us and waste even a bit more of our time. After many hours, many lunch and potty breaks, we had finally reached the mouth of the narrow, hilly road that would eventually take us to our destination.
One of my favorite hobbies is hiking and camping. I make it a goal to visit new hiking trails every month or so. On a Friday in March, I decided to check out a campground in north Georgia called Frank Gross. A neighbor of mine had recently gone fishing at Frank Gross and said it was a beautiful location. Everyone I knew at the time happened to be busy, so I was just planning
This particular Saturday had me excited because I had a sleepover planned with my best friends. I really needed this sleepover to relax and have a good time. Due to field hockey practices, dance classes and especially school work I was stressed and needed to spend quality time with my friends. Before my sleepover I did my homework. But like a typical teenager, I was procrastinated doing homework by scrolling through Facebook.
For most, a week long camping trip could be the highlight of the year, but what if instead of a week you were able to enjoy the great outdoors for a month. How about a year, or two? Well Henry David Thoreau did just that. He spent two years, two months and two days in the woods to try a simpler way of living to understand society’s relationship with Nature. Fortunately Thoreau was a very skilled writer and published the accounts of his social vacation in his book “Walden”.
I love being jetlagged because I could do all of my chores around the house as early as possible and I have the rest of the day to relax. Looking through my souvenirs, blogs, and pictures, it really makes it hit home that this whole experience is over. My time in all these different countries was way too short-lived. I wish I could go back and do it again. I wish I could go back to the Scotland weekend where we visited so many mountains and at the same time had an enjoying time during the evenings.
I have many more experiences to go through the next few years of my life, so I hope that I use whatever solitude I get to my benefit. I 'm excited to incorporate time alone into my college years because I think many college students get lost in their thoughts because of their busy schedules, and don 't know how to ever be in peace. College is a time where many students seek out their true identity, and the only way to find it is through solitude. I believe I 'll be a student that continues to learn about myself as I seek solitude in the upcoming years. The experiences with solitude that I 've had haven 't all been insightful, at first it took me a long amount of time to understand that I needed to focus on the good parts of my life instead of the stressful ones.