Visions of impenetrable blizzards, a dead battery stranding us on the roadside, freezing temperatures, boredom and the sheer distance of driving from Calgary, Alberta to Fredericton, New Brunswick in the dead of winter (almost 7000 kilometres round trip or 4328 miles) almost stopped our winter road trip before it started. Cold. When we first talked about driving through the USA to Canada's East Coast for Christmas 2013, my adult daughter and I weren't all that sure it was a good idea. But ultimately our concerns didn’t stop us and that – like the road less travelled – made all the difference. After a day or two of car prep in Calgary (changing oil and tires and a wonky CD player), we left Calgary in the middle of an afternoon snowstorm heading south towards the USA. The first night in tiny Shelby, Montana we enjoyed what only a small town in the middle of a winter snowstorm could likely offer: a private 7:00 PM showing of The Hunger Games in the mid-20th century Roxy Theatre. Not only did we have the theatre completely to ourselves, there was free popcorn (every Tuesday night!) in the bargain. We picked up the pace on the second day and arrived in Mitchell, South Dakota around suppertime. A flyer on the counter at the Thunderbird Lodge offered a massage package for hunters who wanted to de-stress after a long day in the duck blinds. Owner Matt Culhane could hardly contain his enthusiasm over a recent budget approval for renovations to the Corn Palace. The Corn Palace is a multi-purpose structure built as a tribute to the agricultural heritage of South Dakota and hosts stage shows and other regional events. Night Two was spent in Wauseon, OH on the eve of a menacing snowstorm drifting in from the East. While the cozy motel room tempted us to settle in while the storm passed, we were on deadline so headed out the next morning. We were soon grateful for pre-planning. Our SUV had four wheel drive and new winter tires. There was a 68 pound bag of sand in the trunk along with a winter emergency kit that contained – among other things - booster cables, tow rope, flares, candles, hand warmers, drinking water, Lara bars, extra winter clothes and a roadside emergency triangle. Knowing we could face almost anything winter might throw at us was a comfort and the extra weight of the sand may have kept us from sliding into the ditch. We passed nine tractor trailers and seven vehicles that had slid off the road and landed gently in various snow banks along the highway before our next motel pit stop. Seeking shelter from the tail end of the storm, our little SUV was dwarfed in the hotel parking lot in Barkeyville, PA among dozens of transport trucks. The two of us spelled each other off on driving, stopped for regular coffee, snack and bathroom breaks and were struck by the distinct character and geography of each state we passed through. Rugged and mountainous Montana. Flat land with big skies in South Dakota. Rolling hills in Iowa and Minnesota. And driving into the Eastern States after Pennsylvania, an endless variety of deciduous trees were constants along the roadside. The boredom we feared was relieved by a wide-ranging assortment of CD audio books we had taken out from the local library. We either broadened our minds with audio books such as Jill Bolte
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For many Koreans between the ages of ten and thirty, social networking has meant one
thing: Cyworld. Cyworld, a small social networking company, was founded in 1999 by a group of
MBA students in South Korea. The network was revolutionary, pioneering user experiences,
such as community gifting and public threads, that other networks would adapt years later.
Cyworld underwent rapid growth, and in 2003, was acquired by SK Telecom, a billion dollar
Korean mobile communications enterprise…
main parts. One named Oirat (Eastern Mongolia), and the other named Khalkha (Western Mongolia). About 80% of population is the Khalkha ethnic group. The Mongolian language belongs to the Ural - Altaic language family. This included Kazakh, Turkish, Korean and…
From disobeying Truman’s orders in commencing with the amphibious landing during the Korean War to being labeled as “Dugout Doug” during his command in the Philippines in World War II, one might have suspected MacArthur to be a rebellious general that did not think of his soldiers of his commanders; however, this is far from the truth. On the opposite, MacArthur would spend much time preparing and seizing the opportunity to strike at his enemy in order to save potential lives and…
owned Bliemeister bar and grill on Jefferson Ave near East Ferry Street; and my great grandfather owning both an Ice and coal business and Bliemeister Amusement rides Inc. which he incorporated in 1948. Till my grandfather who after returning from the Korean war started his own businesses Cotton Candy & Sno-Kone Cossession and a packing business called Kwick-send located in East Aurora, NY and my Uncle starting a store called Fortes also a landscaping business name Outdoor Specialties. One could say that…
As one ventures into the residence of the Song’s, he or she enters a spacious, almost ominous home. The outside was a mess with titanic sums of foliage laying as if they were one with the rocks, while the inside looks unique in a Korean fashion way. The brown one by one tiles lead the way as the cream-washed door opens welcoming anyone who chances to enter the household. The home has three corridors to choose from that each have a story attached to them. Through the left corridor…
the violin and gaining my own real world experience are only a few of the things that had made this city a great place to live.
Although I spent my childhood moving around, I had experienced more than other seventeen-year-olds. More people. More adventures. More perspectives. Every place I have lived has added a new dimension to myself and has shaped my attitude toward the world.
Moving around during my childhood also lends itself to what I want to study in the future: bioengineering. Being adaptable…
Release Date: 18/12/2009
Genre: Action / Adventure / Fantasy
Running Time: 162 minutes
Director: James Cameron
Writer: James Cameron
Produced By: James Cameron / Jon Landau
Approx. Income: $1,748,050,319
Approx. Expense: $516,262,000
Approx. Profit: $1,231,788,319
Production Budget: $425,000
Domestic Gross: $760,507,625
Worldwide Gross: 2,783,918,982
First film to gross over $ 2 billion
Released for traditional, £D and in some select South Korean theatres, 4D viewing.
Highest Grossing film…
find myths with all 17 sub stages. but myths closely follow this structure
born usually a supernatural event occurs
call to adventure
refusal of adventure
crossing the threshold
experiences belly of the whale ( dangerous realms where the rules and limits are unknown)
1. hero - main character
2. heralds - character who issues call to adventure or prophesies concerning…
Tarshis we learn about young men who escaped camps and help others escape and stop the Nazis. As seen in the article, Betrayed By America, by Kristin Lewis, we learn of a young boy’s story about being put in a concentration camp in America for being Korean. In the novel, The Boy In The Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne, we learn about a boy who’s father is a head Nazi and he meets a friend inside the camp, ends up getting inside to play with his friend, and gets put in a gas chamber leaving a mystery…
and grandfather had shaped me – as a child, my accomplishments were extraordinary and so were my failures. I was not an easy-going child and my unwavering attitude showed just that. My father and grandfather both had many “life stories” and real “adventures” to tell me over and over until I believed they were fact. These stories became our family mythology.
Start the essay here My head is still full of the lies my father and grandfather had told me when I was a young child – I have to catch myself…