This is one place that should be on the agenda for all travelers. If you go to the top of Lookout Mountain, you will be able to see 7 different states. It is located in Southern Tennessee, and there are plenty of things to do here. My husband and I stopped through on our way back from the mountains and had a fantastic time.
Also known as The Fourth of July
It is a day that we signed the Declaration of Independence to become our own Nation, thus giving it the name “Independence Day.” Happy birthday to America! It is our country’s 240th birthday!!!
How do you celebrate the fourth of July? Most people in America grill out and shoot fireworks, as a lot of the older traditions have faded out. This year my husband and I decided to grill out and invite our friends over, later we went to The American Village to watch fireworks. Then we decided to buy a few fireworks and invite one of John’s friends over to end our 4th of July!
We all know why everyone goes to New Orleans: Mardi Gras and to drink, drink and drink some more. But not everyone goes there just to drink and party. There are lots of other things to do there besides all this. I lived near New Orleans in Terrytown for about 6 months! Here are some of my favorite experiences!
I lived on the West Bank of the Mississippi river. I was not really partial to living here, luckily I lived on the other side and not so much the city. I think New Orleans is a fun place to visit and it has lots of history as well.
Meeting My Pen Pals for the First Time
If you have ever started pen palling at any time in your life, you get to the point in that friendship that you really want to meet that person. I have only met two of my pen pals, Helena from Australia and Winnie Wu from Taiwan. Sometimes meeting someone like this can leave you in a pretty awkward position especially if you are not very social. I thought that I had been over what I would say a thousand times, what questions I would ask if I ever met any of my pals. Here are the stories of my first meet ups with Helena and Winnie.
Helena came over in the United States in 2014, she made it to Alabama in February, which I might add is a cold time to be in the beautiful state of Alabama. The first time we met she came to my work, at the time I was working at Dollar General. I thought it was pretty exciting that she met me there, I won’t lie, I felt like I had won some award I wanted to show off and tell everyone about.
After we had left Spain, we took a bus to Venice. I think we took a quick look around and then we just wanted to find our “hostel” We had a little trouble figuring out the bus passes, and I am pretty sure the bus driver thought we were “dumb” Americans that were lying. So we finally found where we were staying, it was a campground called Camping Rialto, we also thought we were going to be staying in a chalet, nope it was a tent, after everything we had went through.
The campground was really nice. The people were friendly, pretty sure you had to pay for wi fi and you had to have your own toilet paper. It was pretty nice for a campground and it wasn’t too far from Venice because we had to take a bus to get there, maybe about 10-15 minutes out.