This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Trip To California Essay

566 words - 3 pages

When I was a child my parents went through a really hard time and ultimately got divorced. This was a hard for me because my Mother decided to move to Seattle with my brother while I was stuck in Texas with my Father. I felt alone because half the time it seemed my dad wasn't even there for me. That soon changed because I would have periods throughout the year that thrilled me the most, visiting my Mom and brother.There was this time when visiting became spectacular; we had planned a road trip. Even though it was just my Mother and I, we had a blast. We started out in Washington, drove south to Oregon, down highway 101 and followed the coastline to Southern California ...view middle of the document...

We visited many of the old Missions while traveling the State; San Jose and San Antonio to name a few. Next, we went to Lake Tahoe for a week, and after that we started our journey home.While on our adventure, we tent camped some of the time, and the rest of the time we did what my Mom calls 'city camping' which meant staying in hotels. We played a lot of miniature golf and many board games. Going with her on this trip was only half the enjoyment, actually spending a lot of time with her was more entertaining than I could have imagined. There was one great instance that happened that I will never forget. We stopped at Subway for lunch somewhere in Oregon and my mother really had to use the restroom. So she hurried in and went. When she came out I started dieing of laughter because she didn't recognize that she occupied the men's restroom. It was hilarious! It was times like that I will never forget. The general experience was remarkable because I finally had time to spend with her and actually talk to her face to face rather than over a phone. I truly cherished every moment of it, and even kept a dairy so the travels can stay with me forever. In hopes that one-day I can have the exact same experience with my children, because I learned you have to treasure your relationships as much as you possibly can; it's not necessarily the quantity of time you spend with a person, it's the quality. I will always be grateful to my Mother for this fantastic gift she gave to me.

Other Essays On TRIP TO CALIFORNIA

Transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau Essay

796 words - 4 pages time frame. An example of the fast paced society of today is the California speed limit that was recently raised from 55 mph to 65 because the natural fast-paced instinct that people want to move fast in our fast moving world. Not only is the freeway an example of the fast moving pace of today, is the shopping mall. The shopping mall lets people shop for what ever they need with a minimal amount of driving because the stores are located

Space Ship One: Scaled Composites Venture To Win The X Prize And To Put Civilians In Space

4113 words - 17 pages ABSTRACTTitle:Scaled Composites is an aerospace innovation and development company located in the Mojave desert of California. Headed by Burt Rutan, Scaled Composites set out to become the first privatized company to obtain manned sub-orbital flight and to win the Ansari X Prize of $10 Million. To successfully win the X Prize, Scaled Composites developed two new and innovative aircraft known as White Knight and SpaceShipOne. White Knight, the

Character In "The Yellow Wallpaper" By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

1587 words - 7 pages The short story 'The Yellow Wall-Paper' written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a cry for freedom. This story is about a woman who fights for her right to express what she feels, and fights for her right to do what she wants to do. The narrator in this short story is a woman whose husband loves her very much, but oppresses her to the point where she cannot take it anymore. This story revolves around the main character, her oppressed life, and her

Edgar Allen Poe's View Of Death In "The Fall Of The House Of Usher"

1836 words - 8 pages Edgar Allen Poe's Symbolism of Death in 'The Fall of the House of Usher'Death is defined as, 'The termination or extinction of something' (American Heritage Dictionary). Edgar Allen Poe uses this description in 'The Fall of the House of Usher' in different ways. Poe's intention when writing 'The Fall of the House of Usher' was not to present a moral, lesson, or truth to the reader; he was simply trying to bring forth a sense of terror to the

"Slaughterhouse Five" By Vonnegut

2264 words - 10 pages When one begins to analyze a military novel it is important to first look at the historical context in which the book was written. On the nights of February 13-14 in 1944 the city of Dresden, Germany was subjected to one of the worst air attacks in the history of man. By the end of the bombing 135,000 to 250,000 people had been killed by the combined forces of the United States and the United Kingdom. Dresden was different then Berlin or many of

Psychoanalysis And Freud

2420 words - 10 pages method for the treatment of psychological or emotional disorders.Psychoanalysis began with the discovery that HYSTERIA, an illness with physical symptoms that occurred in a completely healthy physical body--such as a numbness or paralysis of a limb or a loss of voice or a blindness--could be caused by unconscious wishes or forgotten memories. (Hysteria is now commonly referred to as conversion disorder.) The French neurologist Jean Martin CHARCOT

Comparative Essay. "Heart Of Darkness" By Joseph Conrad And William Golding's "Lord Of The Flies"

2729 words - 11 pages It can be said that a certain degree of darkness lies within every person, but this darkness will not surface unless given the correct environment. The darkness, however, can emerge and ultimately destroy the person if not checked by reason. If one's inner darkness does surface, the victim then is given the opportunity to reach a point in personal growth, and to gain a sense of self-knowledge from it. That is, when one's darkness appears, one

This Is An Essay On The Woman In The Odyssey And Their Influences On His Travels

993 words - 4 pages Odysseus, disguising herself and telling Telemachus to go "to Sparta and to sandy Pylos to seek tidings of his dear father's return..." She sends Odysseus off from Ogygia, setting the stage for Odysseus to return home simultaneously with Telemachus. If Athena had not interfered, Odysseus could have stayed at Calypso's island for eternity, and Telemachus could have been slain by the suitors. Hence, Athena directs the actions of Telemachus and

Title:Aggressive and Passive. Compare characters in the Handmaid's Tail between Hamlet. Offred is aggressive while Ophelia is passive

537 words - 3 pages Aggressive and PassiveAggressive and Passive are two inverse attitudes to things, events or life. They cause different results. Offred and Ophelia are two women who have contrary destinies because of their different attitudes.Offred is a powerless woman in "the Handmaid's Tale". She's a handmaid of a commander in Gilead. She has no freedom. She belongs to him as a property. Her only duty is to have sex with the commander and give birth to a baby

Black Boy vs Grapes of Wrath

444 words - 2 pages Even though the books of Black Boy and Grapes of Wrath gave a vivid picture of the past American life to the readers regarding the socio-economic bigotry. Both books are similar in focusing the social and economic discrimination in the family setting. On Grapes of Wrath the California prejudice against the immigrants. Prejudice was a strong word, which leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. It is the prejudice against the migrant workers by the

Leprosy ; includes what bacteria it is caused by, the orgin of the disease, how many people are affected by it in the united states and in alaska during 1999 and 2000, and more. 3 pages long

524 words - 3 pages Leprosy is very dangerous for your personal health. It can make you skin fall off. Leprosy slowly eats away at you body. It is deadly to all genders, all ages, all sizes and all races.Another name for leprosy is Hansen's Disease. Leprosy is caused by the organism mycobacterium leprae. The pathogen that carries it is bacteria. Throughout the years people have suspected that inhaling and touching the bacteria could spread leprosy.Symptoms of

Similar Papers

Optimism At The End Of The Grapes Of Wrath

461 words - 2 pages Optimism in The Grapes of WrathAt the end of the novel The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck, it seems as though the Joads have nothing left to live for, however Steinbeck shows signs of optimism through symbols and biblical allusions. The Joads have gone through tremendous hardships throughout their entire trip to California to find work. They have lost several family members, have gone without work and lived on extremely low rations for

A Grandmothers Love Essay

1108 words - 5 pages A Grandmothers Love "I have cancer," My grandmother told me one rainy day. I did not want to believe that she could die from this, and she would not believe it either. After all, this was my grandmother. I did not know grandma until I was seven years old, my Mother was very sick and in the hospital, the doctors were not sure if mom would make it. That was when I met grandma.We were living in New Jersey and grandma lived in California. She

Go Ask Alice Essay

1125 words - 5 pages happened, Alice is now on the street in Oregon with a couple of other drug addicts. She gets help from the church but she is really addicted to drugs. She meets Doris, a 14 year old girl, also on the street and a drug addict. She then moves to southern California, completely lost in her mind and doing everything possible to get dope. Finally, she talks to a priest who hooks her up again with her parents. She realizes the horrible things that happened

Yosemite Essay

808 words - 4 pages GoetzAllan GoetzMr. JenningsExpository R&W P.16 October 2014goetzallan@gmail.comYosemiteI have been camping all my life and I love it. Since I was born i have been going to places all around California, From camping on the beach at Silver Strand down in Coronado to Anza Desert state park, But my favorite of them all Yosemite national park. There's something different about Yosemite that makes it perfect place in my eyes.It could be the way