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Taylor D

Page history last edited by Taylor D. 6 years, 5 months ago

My Favorite Place to Be.


            My favorite place out of all the places I have been is on a small sandy part of the Turkey River. In the summers, locals often set off tubing there. I see a lot of drunken tubers from time to time. Parents’ watch their children splash and play in the water while relaxing on a lawn chair or a towel in the sand. I read the writings in the sand before they wash away; I remember one piece of writing in particular. It was written in an old Nordic language. You almost never see a frown there by the river.

            I never used to love the river so much. It was kind of bland to me actually. I think after a person makes enough memories in one place, you grow fond of those people, and subconsciously grow fond of that place, too. That is what happened in my case. My most distant memory by the river was when my two sisters and I went down to check out the water. I was eight years old. There was no reason to be there other than we had nothing better to do with our time. I was looking through all the rocks and a few shells here and there while Savannah and Rebecca walked around in the sand and talked to each other. Then I heard Rebecca laughing hysterically and Savannah shouting, “STOP LAUGHING, IT’S NOT FUNNY!” Savannah had gotten her foot stuck half way up her shin in mud and couldn’t get it out. I tried so hard not to laugh, too! Rebecca eventually helped Savannah out of the pit of mud, which took quite a while. Unfortunately, we could not salvage her shoe and it stayed there in that pit of mud. I kind of wonder where that shoe is now.

            There have been many other great times there though. When I was younger my friend Delaney and I would imagine we were mermaids and give ourselves names and weird powers (I was a really strange kid). That of course got old and this is when going to the river became the best thing in the world to me. My sister Savannah had her birthday party at the river one year and I had an amazing time! The best part was going as far up the current as you can, and then letting go. It caries you fast, far and I always have a blast doing it. Though it is a bit dangerous, until something bad happens I probably wont quit doing it.

            My favorite part of summer is walking to the gas station, getting a drink and hanging out at the river with my friends. A lot of people don’t quite understand why the river is so special to me. It’s simply because of the good memories I have made there.  


Comments (19)

Rezner B. said

at 9:04 am on Apr 1, 2014

I really enjoy how you explain why the river is so special to you. You also made me laugh a few times with your "mermaids with special powers" and your curiousity of where the shoe went! LOL. Great story.

Lily P said

at 9:15 am on Apr 1, 2014

This river has a lot of history and meaning to you! You did a great job describing why it was, and sharing memories!

ZavierM said

at 8:37 am on Apr 2, 2014

Good story.

Kaitlyn R said

at 8:40 am on Apr 2, 2014

Good job describing your memories and why the river is so special to you.

mariahc said

at 8:40 am on Apr 2, 2014

You did an awesome job on explaining this taylor. I really enjoyed reading why this place is special to you.

Payton S. said

at 8:42 am on Apr 2, 2014

I like how you show great memories that you have by the turkey river, this story I can relate to. Good job!

Kenzie W said

at 8:44 am on Apr 2, 2014

Good job describing your memories, and feelings about this river! I liked your story!

Clay J said

at 8:49 am on Apr 2, 2014

Good job, Using memories and stories about from your life.

Carissa B. said

at 12:28 pm on Apr 2, 2014

Great job! I liked how you shared your memories that happened in your earlier lifetime.

Chloe K. said

at 3:54 pm on Apr 2, 2014

I like how you have a lot of memories about the river. I can really relate. Great job!

Jordan E. said

at 8:50 am on Apr 3, 2014

I like how you told a memory that you remember and like.

Aliyah D said

at 8:55 am on Apr 3, 2014

I loved this story! I like how you wrote about how you feel about the river. The shoe part was hilarious! Great story, with great details.

Allison Bu. said

at 8:59 am on Apr 3, 2014

I liked that you used a place where I have been because I could relate better and great job on your discriptions.

Callie H. said

at 8:59 am on Apr 3, 2014

I really like how to talk about why the river is so special to you! Great job!

Zoey F. said

at 9:05 am on Apr 3, 2014

Great job describing the details and memories of the Turkey River. I really made me think that I should try tubing on the river to because it sounds fun the way you described it.

Lukas O. said

at 9:07 am on Apr 3, 2014

I like how you wrote from a personal expirience

Kennedy W. said

at 9:10 am on Apr 3, 2014

Great personal experience, I like how you kept it really intriguing

Marckus T said

at 9:14 am on Apr 3, 2014

I like how you made in other peoples terms "BORING" place in to the best thing that you could do.

Macy N. said

at 10:34 am on Apr 3, 2014

I liked what your favorite place to be was.

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