Travel Log/Blog Entry 04/10/2014

Today I woke up early around 4:45 AM to get ready for church. Church went by pretty normal. It ended and when I got home, I got ready to head out to New Mexico right away. I packed my stuff and made some coffee. I believe we left the house before 8:00 AM. On the drive to New Mexico, it wasn’t too eventful. However, we made a few rest stops along the way to Albuquerque. The first stop we made was about, 20 miles or so, south of Raton. It was at a rest stop with a good view of the great plains and rolling hills of New Mexico. We ate lunch at that rest stop. For lunch my mom made meatballs and garlic shrimp. After we ate, we continued on our drive. The next stop we made was for gas at some Conoco at a dead town. It was interesting, the inside of the gas station looked like a very old school general store with regular shelves holding all the random supplies they had. After, we drove a bit more south, and at this point I took over driving duties. I remember driving through Las Vegas, NM and Santa Fe, NM and a few small towns between. The Las Vegas area was very nice. I wanted to get my phone and take pictures while I was driving. Basically, the area was full of rolling hills, mountains, and dense foliage of trees and bushes. Afterwards, my mom took over driving duties for a while until we made a stop at an Albertson’s in Santa Fe. The people were interesting, and inside Albertson’s, was a small starbucks stand with one worker. Afterwards, we drove from there straight to Albuquerque. Albuquerque, itself, is a very nice city and possibly the biggest city I’ve seen here. The people are oddly friendly. I noticed it when we talked to the people at the hotel and McDonald’s. However, too bad our stay here is pretty short. We should be returning back to Colorado Springs on the morrow.

Travel Log/Blog Entry: 01/14/2014

Today I woke up around 6:00 A.M. I got dressed to go to the gym right away. When I went down to the gym there were already two guys on the treadmills and a girl on the elliptical. So I started lifting some of the dumbbells right away. Then, I went on the bicycle machine and used it for about thirty minutes and I got over six miles on it. After that I lifted some more dumbbells and used the elliptical for a mile. After this, I went outside to the pool area and tried it out. It was about 30 degrees outside and I jumped into the pool. It was super cold and much colder than I thought it would be. It was exciting and fun to try jumping in it though. I then went up to the room, took a shower, and got ready to eat breakfast. When I got ready around 7:15 A.M I went straight down to the breakfast area and sat on one of the high chairs and got a cup of coffee. Starbucks provided the coffee, which, was cool. But I think the roast was dark. I didn’t really mind. For breakfast, I ate these crepe egg roll stuff that was filled with sour crème or yogurt topped with a fruit puree. I also got a couple of breakfast sausages, bacon, and scrambled eggs. I also had some potatoes and two pieces of toasted bread. While I was eating my mom came down and I waited for her to eat too. During this time, I got a banana and a donut. After this, my mom got some food for my dad and then we went back upstairs. When we got upstairs my sister just woke up so we went down again so she could eat too. She ate almost the same things I did but with the addition of oatmeal. Afterwards, she got some fruit loops for aramaine and levieson. When we got back upstairs I went and took a short nap. When I woke up, my sister and me went downstairs to get the cart for the lug gages. We went back upstairs and got ready to go. We left the hotel around 10:30 A.M. The drive back was interesting and pretty fast. Our first stop was for gas and I got a mountain dew energy drink there. A little after, it was funny cause I had to use the bathroom on the side of the road and it was super windy. On our way back home, we got to stop at the Big Texan to eat dinner. It was nice and not as busy as last time we went. This time I actually finished all my food. Afterwards, we went on the long drive back home. Not too eventful so far but its been pretty fun the whole trip. Right now, I am actually writing this on the way back and there is about an hour or so more of driving left but its ok. When I get home, I think I’m just going to go straight to sleep.

Travel Log/Entry: 01/13/2014

In the past day we drove from Colorado Springs to Garland, Texas. It was an interesting and long trip but it was awesome. We started actually around 01:00 P.M. We made a few stops at different rest stops in Colorado but one that stuck out was a rest stop where there were no sinks and according to my sister the toilets were basically connected to holes in the ground lol. After Colorado, we had to drive through New Mexico before we got to Texas. New Mexico was interesting, I don’t think we made a stop there but we did get to see a lot of interesting dying cities in New Mexico. The town that always stuck out was Clayton, NM for their Dairy Queen that had a lot of flies. Also I forgot to mention but somewhere in Southern Colorado we had to drive through dust storms. But, after New Mexico we got to Texas and it was dark by the time we got there. The drive was a quiet one but an interesting one at that. We saw a lot of interesting places. I didn’t get to drive this time since we are using a big van to transport of lot of sound equipment. In the end, we got to Garland around 3:00 AM.

Later on the day, we had to go to a minister’s worship service in the Dallas locale. It was a big chapel and there were a lot of interesting people. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to meet any sister I was interested in. Afterwards, we drove to Japan House for lunch. It was a pretty good buffet but I think it was actually over priced. It was like a smaller Todai. Our waitress Jenny was really pretty though. After this, we went to Plato Bowling Center, which, was nice. Afterwards, we went to the gym to do the basketball and volleyball. Over here, we unloaded the sound equipment onto the various brethren’s cars. The gym was huge and had an indoor soccer place! After this, we went back to the hotel to get ready to go and eat. We went out to go to In-N-Out which was awesome! I got the double protein animal style! After we were done eating, I liked it so much we got a cheeseburger to go! After this we went to Walmart for snacks. Then we went back to the hotel room to chill for the rest of the night. Now its, 11:35 P.M Texas time and tomorrow we drive again!

Entry: 01/09/2014

Today I woke up around 10:00 A.M and quickly took a shower. I then woke up my sister so we can all go to the store. The first store we went to was Big Lots to get a shade for the car. It was interesting inside. It reminded me of Don Quixote a little bit and also a grocery outlet too. Afterwards, we drove to Citadel Mall. It was interesting inside but we found out that the coffee shop was closed. So we decided to eat lunch at the mall. I ordered a spicy chicken sandwich and my sister got the deluxe original. It was kinda funny cause while we were eating the Chick-Fill-A girl who was my cashier came by to get me a refill. I don’t know if they did that normally so i will just count that moment as she liked me lol. Afterwards, we went to Sam’s Club, over here my sister bought a cinnamon pretzel and frozen yogurt with berries. The frozen yogurt was alright but I really liked the pretzel. After Sam’s club we went home. When we got home I took a nap from 4:00 P.M to 6:00 P.M. I wasn’t supposed to sleep that long but that’s what happens man. When I woke, I went to jog for a bit and then ate dinner. For dinner I ate the rest of the spaghetti from Loveland and a can of baked beans. I then made a cup of coffee and ate some roasted nuts. Afterwards, I went to my room and made a song on the guitar. I don’t know when I’ll upload it on soundcloud cause I just made it and i’m not sure if i’m satisfied with it yet. Other than that, it’s about 10:30 P.M and hopefully I go to sleep early.

Entry: 01/08/2014

Today I woke up around 10:40 A.M. I took a shower quickly and for some reason I thought it was 12:00 P.M. Thankfully it was just about 11:00 A.M. It felt like I had an extra hour in the day. I then cooked up some breakfast which, consisted of Vienna sausage and canned ravioli. Afterwards, around 12:30 P.M my parents told us they were gonna pick us up to go to Sam’s Club. We ended up going to one of the hotels to pick up a lost Ipad Mini and SUV to return. We first returned the Ipad to the brother at the airport and quickly returned the SUV right after. It was funny cause the rental place reminded me of Walter Mitty cause it looked like one of  the scenes of the movie. We then went to hotel to get the receipt but management wasn’t there so we couldn’t get it just yet. So we went to the Safeway to get coffee. Afterwards, we had to go to a rental place near the Garden of the Gods to check out the van we were going to rent. After that we went to Drifter’s Burgers to try it out. I got a double cheeseburger “wild” style which, is very similar to In-N-Out. It was really nice, we only got one combo but they gave us a huge basket full of fries so that was cool. After that we went home. We had to pick up Aramaine at her school and then we went home. I went on the internet for a bit before I took a nap. I woke up around 5:40 P.M to get ready for church. I got ready and went. After church was practice and it was about the same as always. After practice we went home and for dinner I ate spaghetti my parents got from Loveland. From then I just chilled and well, now its about midnight and i’m going to sleep.

Entry: 01/07/2014

Today I believe I woke up around 10:30 A.M. I took a shower right away and went to watch funny internet videos. Later on around 12:00 P.M I went downstairs to see what everyone was up to. I decided to make a pot of coffee and cook up a banana nut muffin. During this time, the rest of my family was eating something else. Some time after I think I went back to my room. I went back downstairs to eat vienna sausage and spaghetti from a can. After that around 3:00 P.M my sister, Levieson, and me went to pick up Aramaine. We played a little bit in the snow before going back home. I then went to my room to surf around the internet. Around 5:15 P.M I went downstairs to cook up some frozen pizza. My sister made lumpia and french fries. When all the food was ready we watch Evil Dead 2 and it was really good. Afterwards, I went on the treadmill for two miles. I then took a quick shower and cleaned the dishes after. Next, we watched some Regular Show and now its about 10:20 P.M and I am hopefully going to sleep early. 

Entry: 01/06/2014

Today was a pretty entertaining day. I woke up around 9:15 A.M to take a shower and get ready to go with my sister and Auntie Evelyn around Colorado Springs. I got ready quickly and I believe Aunt picked us up a little past 10:00 A.M. We first drove to the Air Force Academy, which, was interesting. We looked around the campus and checked out the chapel in the academy. Afterwards, we took a bunch of picture around the academy. We then drove off to the visitors center. It was a student store and also a museum. It was interesting to look at the stuff there. Afterwards, we drove to the Broadmoor Hotel. We just drove around the hotel and a little after we drove to the Taste of China buffet near the house. It was really nice and I ate a lot again. Afterwards we got home around 3:15 P.M. At home I believe I watched funny internet videos before taking a nap to go to devotional prayer at 7:00 P.M. It was the last devotional prayer of the hundred days so it was pretty cool. Afterwards, I went home and ate some chicken that tasted Hawaiian a bit. Then I went to my room to play the guitar. And here i am and its  not too late at about 11:20 P.M. Maybe I might sleep early tonight.