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My Grand Scheme (As of right now)

So being a senior in high school  this year it’s time to start thinking about  what I want to do after I graduate. By the way, it’s only 169 days till I’m 18!! Woop Woop!! Any way, back to the point.

Traveling has always been a HUGE dream of mine. I want to see the world. I want to climb to the top of Mt Everest, and jump of the cliffs in Cancun,  go skiing in the Alps, hike to Machu Pichu, visit the places where Harry Potter was filmed, walk on the Great Wall of China,  and go to the little town in Italy where my great-great grandfather was from and know that he looked at the same views I’m looking at and find some long lost Italian relatives, and so, so, so much more!

So as you can see I DON’T want to sit behind a desk from 9 to 5. Their for I want a job that travels with me, something I can do from anywhere in the world.

So I stared thinking and I came up with photographer, graphic designer, writer, and blogger. These are all things that I love. Well I actually don’t like the writing as much as the other stuff but the more I do it the more I’m liking it.

My plan after high school is to go to my local community college and get a 2 year degree in Advertising and Graphic Design. Plus get a job and start saving my money. I don’t know what kind of job yet, but I’m thinking lifeguarding and working behind the desk at our local fitness center.

And then when I have enough money I’ll pack up and go travel the world for however long I feel like. I would also love to try living in NYC after I’m done traveling.

And, somewhere in all this craziness, find a guy that wants to travel the world with me, and will be my best friend and we’ll have an amazing life together!

So right now I’m gonna do everything I can to work towards these goals.

Nantahala Lake 2013

The day that we’ve been waiting for all summer was absolutely amazing! We have had some crazy weather this summer. Rain, rain, rain and more rain so this day was canceled about 4 time. But in the end it turned out to be the perfect day! Like it was being saved just for us. When we first got there it was in the low 70’s so I was kinda of worried that the water would be to cold. But the temperature warmed up a little bit and the water felt really nice!

IMG_1899Here are a few fun facts for you: It’s in the Nantahala National Forest and at 3,000 feet elevation.

In 1942 Nantahala Power created the lake to help give electricity to the war effort.

We got there at about 11am, and sat and talked with our friends for a little bit and then had some lunch on their deck. But the first thing the younger siblings did was go a stick their feet in the water. Here is a sneaky little picture I took of them.

IMG_1881After lunch we went out on the boat for some tubing! We’ve been going out here for about 10 years and this was the best tubing yet! And here’s some proof.

IMG_1902 IMG_1905  IMG_1920It was a great way to kind of “end” summer seeing as school starts tomorrow. But, we do have a few more water activities still yet to come!


Tybee Island Georgia, 2011 Trip

Hey everybody, today’s post is going to be about travel (yay!). I’m so excited to be putting a post in my travel section, as you may or may not know traveling is my dream.

I thought it would be fun to start with my family’s amazing trip to Tybee Island, Georgia 2 years ago. This little island is wonderful. The whole island is 2.7 square miles, like I said before it’s a “little island”. But the size is part of what makes Tybee so great.

We rented bikes and road around the island in the afternoon. There is a designated bike rout and it was just wonderful.

Almost every day we would go down to the beach around 4:00. Tybee has a really great beach. We just happened to be there during spring break and it was not overly crowded. Sure there was a good amount of people there but it wasn’t overwhelming.


The little sister!

The little sister!



Little surfer girl!

Little surfer girl!



There is also a great pier. And we got see a man catch a horse-shoe crab. He showed it to everyone and let it go back in the water.

In the mornings my Dad and I would get up early and go for walks on the beach and down the pier. That was one of my favorite things to do while we were there. Here are some beautiful pictures we took of the pier.





Another great thing about Tybee is that  its only 20 minutes from Savannah! Although we never actually went into Savannah (we only drove through it) it’s a great place and there are tons of thing to do there.

On one of the days we went to Fort Pulaski. It’s one the best forts I’ve ever been to. You can take a guided tour or you can take yourself on a tour. We did the guided tour and it was really good. You can learn some pretty neat stuff with a guided tour.  And we just happened to be there on the anniversary of Fort Pulaski. There were people dressed up as confederate soldiers and we got to watch them fire muskets and canons.




Me and the little brother!

Me and the little brother!

There were alligators living in the moat!

There were alligators living in the moat!





Another great thing on Tybee is the Tybee Island Lighthouse. There are 174 steps and you get a great reward at the top!





You also get to tour the house were the keeper of the lighthouse and his family lived. I wish I had some pictures of it.

Our Grandparents came up from Florida to spend the weekend with us!





Overall we had a great time at Tybee and I can’t wait to go back!