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Hakudoushi-kun
July 11th, 2006, 03:04 PM
(don't know if there are any other threads like this one, so plz close it if there are)
i've been hoping to go on a trip to toronto for awhile to visit my old friends. but so far, it doesn't seem like my parents care about going anywhere far this summer. so, as bored as i am, i created this thread to read with jealousy:P at the people (people like you) who have been lucky enough to have gone on a great vacation. XP

so where are some of the best places you guys have gone to this summer?

ArKiVe
July 11th, 2006, 04:32 PM
I went to Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota. I live in New Mexico.

Chikara
July 12th, 2006, 01:28 PM
To my friends house! Its the farthest Ive been so far, but Im going to Key Went in 3 weeks though

Kayleigh
July 23rd, 2006, 03:08 PM
I just recently got back from a trip to Houston, Galveston, San Antonio, and then Dallas. My really good friend from England, who I've been pen-pals with for nearly 4 years, came to visit me with her parents on July 2nd and stayed for two weeks! ^_^

They first stayed for a few days at a hotel near my house, so that they could meet my other family members and see what my daily life is like (Reeeaaallly exciting...) and then I went with them to all of the other different places that they wanted to check out. Some included the Space Center and Kemah Boardwalk in Houston, going to the beach in Galveston, the Schlitterbauhn (I think that's how you spell it...) water park, Sea World, Six Flags, and a bunch of other places. It was a lot of fun, and I'm so glad I got to meet her! We got along so well, so now I know for sure that she's definitely one of my best friends.

My grandfather's also planning a cruise for us and some other family members, but that'll be later this year. I can't wait for it, though! *_*

Drifblim
July 23rd, 2006, 03:48 PM
Quoting the blog on a youth summit I attended a few days ago....


Yes, folks, I went to the summit. And I have pictures, which I'll show you once the boring verbal synopsis is out of the way.
The day began with me climbing into the vans — yes, John the reverend was coming with us again! — and volunteering to navigate again. This time, however, the same junior high students that went with me to the camps at Donegal two years ago, the ones that held a mortal grudge against my friend Tom, were coming as well, and they were in the same van as me. When everyone was settled in, we decided that it was time to bypass New York completely and reach the end of the Garden State Parkway before heading east again.

The last time I went up, we took a bus and there was not much leeway for the group due to another faction coming with us and there being no access to the radio. This time, though, it was time for an iPod war. John had his turquoise iPod with oldies in tow as a threat to the company that sat with us all the way up, whilst this company had John's daughter's iPod on them and managed to cram it into the receptor before John went in and as a result got their chance to annoy us with comedian skits, Chamillionaire's 'Ridin'', and a slam song named 'Date Rape'. The war only ceased at the two stops we made along the way, the first at the Asbury Park services to wait up for Elliott and the second on Route 3 in Rhode Island. Of course, waiting for Elliott denied us the opening ceremonies and half of the introductory games and also complicated workshop and dorm registry.

I turned out to be in Group 9, the same number I was tied to when I went up in 2004. In it was a violence counselor, a college student bound for California, and a girl that had wrangled through a divorce and crack habits of her mother, among other people. This group, however, was somewhat more vague to me as they tended to keep in small groups themselves, yet we still were capable of laughter, especially when we attempted to create a string of 'ha' and 'yo' sequences but eventually succumbed to natural laughter.

This year was very different than the one before overall. Firstly, there were only two workshops, one led by a youth staff member and one led by a presenter, both held on day three. The ones I selected were 'Connect Fore', a seminar on initating and maintaining a conversation, and 'Root Causes of Sexual Violence', an investigatory seminar on sex crimes and how magazine articles and ads (one FHM article distorted feminists completely) fostered such situations (I was one of only two boys that entered the second seminar, and the other slept it out). Secondly, the dance on night three was commuted to the campus as the park had been closed due to a thunderstorm. And the Warm Fuzzy Board remained (one notice asked whether you 'chuck or husk' corn, and during the conference I received eight fuzzies, five of which were found on day three), yet in my group 'secret fuzzies' were never assigned, although a few girls opted to create circular notes for the rest of the members. We did, however, have a few things remaining intact. Firstly, we had our four presenters:
Covin Perkins told us stories of a childhood in which his imagination, even when restricted by his mother, was unruly. He was active in the Youth-to-Youth programmes for some time and even led an improvisation workshop.
Tei Street was evidently proud of her figure of a short and 'voluptuous' woman, as she said her husband liked his women back in her day. She went on to explain her obsession with stunts such as those of Harry Houdini — toss into a pool with arms bound by rope, anyone? — and had it culminate in a story of taking skydiving lessons. She was able to turn this story into a motivational piece of material. As James would say, 'ten out of fantastic'.
Robert Petrocelli is someone you can really call a survivor of tragedy. As explained in one of his books, he was sleeping with his wife Ava when he was thrown out by a drunk driver that had crossed a motorway median and careened into the house, smothering Ava. This, coupled with the emotion he put into his stories of coaching sports teams in Texas and Brooklyn, nearly drove me to tears — again, if someone had told me that this would happen prior to the conference, I would have thrown them from the room as well.
Javier Sanchez was the liveliest of all. First he started by leading the congregation in a rap assisted by his friend, and then he introduced us to his two children in the forms of pictures, cellphone recordings, and the tale of his son Mateo charing out of the bathroom after a long sojourn to scream 'Introducing, Naked Boy!'.The sports session was also in place on day two, although this took place during the afternoon. I managed to get a bit of swimming in that time, as the water was not as cold as it was the previous year. Still in place, also, were the jives and group games such as 'Ride that Pony' and 'Shake Your Booty'; I have pictures of the games in action below as well as explanations. And yes, the energiser rounds and the world-famous Dexterity Checks were back, in the same fashion (five claps, five more, three more, three more, then arm cross ('We'), arm extension ('are'), clap ('drug'), fists back ('free'), and three fist thrusts ('unh, unh, UNH!')). And as before, time would be invested in a map that I drew of a town. This time it was called Margaret, situated east of the map of Ilfracombe that I drew the year before. I 'officially' completed it at the end of the dance on night three, had one of the adult staff photograph it for the CD and inal presentation, and, once the closing ceremonies were through, handed it and an old colour relief I had drawn over to a youth staff member named Hayley, one I'd known ever since the 2004 conference.

The trip back was along the same route, and for good reason, too: I learned today that Interstate 95 had been cut off by the collapse of a dummy missile. Still, it took so long that it wasn't until midnight that I finally returned home last night and slept once the rap music and the PC updates were cleared up.

Lord Mike
July 25th, 2006, 02:29 PM
I have to go back August 9. :(

*~Ashley~*
July 25th, 2006, 02:55 PM
I have to go back August 9. :(
YoMama, the topic is asking where you have gone on vacation so far this summer, not when you go back to school. Please try to stay on topic...

As for me, I haven't gone on vacation anywhere yet. My parents don't want to spend money on anything this summer since college is costing them so much...

But a couple of my friends and I are planning a trip down to Hershey Park in Pennsylvania near the end of August. I've been there before, but it should still be fun~

Hakudoushi-kun
July 28th, 2006, 12:48 PM
I just recently got back from a trip to Houston, Galveston, San Antonio, and then Dallas. My really good friend from England, who I've been pen-pals with for nearly 4 years, came to visit me with her parents on July 2nd and stayed for two weeks! ^_^

They first stayed for a few days at a hotel near my house, so that they could meet my other family members and see what my daily life is like (Reeeaaallly exciting...) and then I went with them to all of the other different places that they wanted to check out. Some included the Space Center and Kemah Boardwalk in Houston, going to the beach in Galveston, the Schlitterbauhn (I think that's how you spell it...) water park, Sea World, Six Flags, and a bunch of other places. It was a lot of fun, and I'm so glad I got to meet her! We got along so well, so now I know for sure that she's definitely one of my best friends.

My grandfather's also planning a cruise for us and some other family members, but that'll be later this year. I can't wait for it, though! *_*


you're so lucky!!! first a trip around texas, then a cruise!!!!! *dies in room without anything to do*

Gary, the Magic Fairy
July 29th, 2006, 06:53 PM
I'm going to Corpus Christi next week, we're going to the beach on wednesday, stay in the hotel for one night(its $150 a night, so we can only stay one night), and go the aquarium the next day, then go home.

Whispering Winds
July 30th, 2006, 10:26 AM
I returned from a trip to Israel about two weeks ago, shortly before the fighting started there. I had a really great time, though, and I got to see some relatives whom I've not seen in years and some whom I've never met before. I may be going out to California as well sometime in late August.

Lord Mike
July 30th, 2006, 11:15 AM
Yeah, Israel and Lebanon are still at it big time. I wish the WOT would stop, but its probably no going to anytime soon.

Anway, about a week left now for me. I'm so nervous about eighth grade.

mvtm
August 8th, 2006, 07:40 AM
I got to a trip all around Europe on spring. I wanted to go to a summer school and to the rolling stones concert on nice,france with my cousin. I coudnt... my brother arrived here ! and i have to be here until Sep 12th till they hand me my Italian passport ( yeah i have 2 nationalties..xD)

I think although, That i will go to Canada and USA^^^^

I just wish i could go to la instead of Pittsburgh >><<<
I definetly want to go to California or Boston!

Kylie-chan
August 10th, 2006, 03:50 AM
It's not holidays yet here. It won't be for... >.O; *counts* Ummm... some time yet. But as far as I know we're not going anywhere.

KAAPOW
August 10th, 2006, 07:47 AM
We went to South Carolina like we always do, and we're going to Maine soon for whatever reason. Been hanging around with my friends too. I'm getting headshots done soon so I can start auditioning for commercials and movies when school kicks up. So yeah, I'm having tons of fun.

Anacortes
August 10th, 2006, 08:58 AM
I just came back from a trip to Toronto. Two days ago.

Crystal Clair
August 10th, 2006, 09:37 AM
I didn't really go anywhere yet, besides Pennsylvania. But I did go to the Pokemon Tenth Anniversary party and I took photos and bought a Plusle PokeDoll.
Best. Trip. To. The. City. Ever. (although there was also that time my friend and I were VIPs at the Museum of Natural History. That was awesome.

Himawarii
August 10th, 2006, 09:53 AM
I was going to go to Texas to visit some relatives earlier this summer,but it..got postponed >_o

I did just get back from Cedar Point a few days ago.I had a great time (( I got on my first roller coaster D: ))

Tw1tch
August 10th, 2006, 10:04 AM
I went camping with my friend Cody at Salisbury Beach for a few days and got a HORRIBLE sunburn (got it 3 weeks ago and its still peeling, eww).

On monday, August 7, I saw BLAZE "Ya Dead Homie" IN CONCERT! I'm still aching from the mosh pit! That concert was amazing! I forget the two guys who opened for Blaze, Boondox, and Axe Murder Boys, but they were great, and i moshed. Then, Axe Murder Boys came on, and their music was so bad that I couldn't even mosh to them. But then Boondox came on and i moshed like it was my last day on planet Earth! I almost didn't have the energy to mosh to Blaze after Boondox played. but i did, and IT WAS THE BEST CONCERT I'VE EVER BEEN TO THAT HAD A MOSH PIT! (You really can't compare pit and non-pit concerts, their too different.)

Cherrim
August 10th, 2006, 10:34 AM
A few weeks ago my family took our annual roadtrip down to visit friends in New Jersey. That was pretty boring...especially since, instead of coming straight home, we stopped in the Pocono mountains for a few days.

Then...tomorrow I leave for a trip to Saskatoon for a few days and then Tuesday I fly down by myself to Colorado to visit with a friend for a bit until next Sunday. And then that's it for vacations. XD

Nina-Chan
August 10th, 2006, 10:37 AM
My friend and my aunt took a "Feild trip" to California together. We went surfing and went to Disney Land. (Powerofpikachu came with me = my friend)
When I came back to Massachusitts, we went to Water Country, Canobie Lake Park, and went up to New Hampshire 'Cause it's REALLY nice up there right now and we have a summer house up there by the beach.

Hakudoushi-kun
August 12th, 2006, 11:57 AM
I just came back from a trip to Toronto. Two days ago.

same, except i went to toronto a few days earlier ^-^

Latios&Latias381382
August 18th, 2006, 03:33 AM
I went to, Toronto Canada.

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
August 21st, 2006, 06:18 PM
I went to amusement parks, stayed in a mansion and this summer went way too fast

:t093:~*!*~Queen Boo~*!*~

Hakudoushi-kun
August 21st, 2006, 06:35 PM
It feels like every year summer's go by quicker and quicker! I used to remember the long summer afternoons back when I was in 4th grade. Now those summer felt like forever! XI

Aegis
August 22nd, 2006, 04:51 PM
I went to Carowinds and a Pokemon Journey Across America 10th Anniversy Tour (Raleigh), which was awesome. But I'm going back to Carowinds in September, and going to the beach in September too.

Ichigo Flash
August 22nd, 2006, 05:49 PM
I went Croatia for 2 weeks. During those 2 weeks I crossed the borgers to Mostar in Bosnia for a day and spent a day in Serbia Montenegro (if thats how you even spell it). Heat was kinda unearable but it was a sweet 2 weeks.

Bad Ludicolo
August 22nd, 2006, 05:51 PM
My summer vacation lived short of my expectations. Had to find someone to get the car fixed and stuff, and then it gets sad at near-end, an elderly neighbor of mine passes away....

MegaFuz
August 22nd, 2006, 09:29 PM
I went to the beach (Ocean City, Maryland) for a week with a bunch of my buddies. I also went to Canada (Calgary/Banff area) for 10 days which was amazing. That area of Canada is beautiful. I went on some other day trips here and there, but too many to go back and mention them all. XD

Rai
August 23rd, 2006, 07:24 AM
I already went the Jersey shore twice this summer...The first time I went with my family and the second time I went with my dance school to perform >:3

And tomorrow I am leaving for Ireland, w00t! >D

Hakudoushi-kun
August 23rd, 2006, 11:02 AM
I went to Carowinds and a Pokemon Journey Across America 10th Anniversy Tour (Raleigh), which was awesome. But I'm going back to Carowinds in September, and going to the beach in September too.

Beach in September? When does your school start anyway O.O ?

Emma
August 24th, 2006, 04:46 AM
I haven't been anywhere yet but I'm going to Malta next week for a few days =P

pikachugirl
August 24th, 2006, 05:04 AM
For my summer vacation, i went to friends house, Canobie Lake Park in Rhode Island, and a few other places.