Summer Travels

Posted: October 12, 2017 in Articles

Over the summer I did a bit of traveling. My first trip was a visit to my brother who still lives in Philadelphia. It was a pretty quick visit, but I had a chance to renew my disgust for the city, which was nice. We spent most of our time in the apartment, but we did venture out to walk around the city a little bit.

We also went to our old favorite walking place, the Schuylkill River path, which overlooks the scenic, albeit murky, waters of the Schuylkill River. I didn’t think it was possible, but even more apartment buildings and skyscrapers have been built along that path and in the surrounding area. Despite the fact that I very much dislike Philadelphia, it was rather nice to stay there for a couple of days visiting my brother.

My second trip was a slightly longer one, this time to a beach. At the beach, I did regular beach things, but most of my family that I don’t see regularly was there, which made it that much more enjoyable. A particular highlight was when we tried renting a boat in which to fish. Supposedly, the area we fished in had flounder, which is why we wanted to try it out. Unfortunately, for you to be able to keep the flounder, they had to be a good size (something like 17 inches, I don’t remember exactly). We did actually manage to catch a singular flounder, but it was only around 7 inches. Other interesting catches included: trout, countless blue crabs, and a sponge. It was a fun trip, though it would have been nice to actually keep some of the fish we caught.

I also got up to see the sunrise one day, which I normally don’t do. That was quite scenic, especially with all the fog going to and from the beach. There were a surprising amount of people awake at 6:30 in the morning.

Obviously, now I’m back in school. At least I’m learning things!

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