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Friday, March, 26, 2010

The World’s Largest Pool

Filed under: travel, what the freak — mete23 @ 3:01 pm

Is located in Chile’s San Alfonso del Mar resort. The pool is 115-foot deep and filled with 66-million-gallons of water pumped from the Pacific Ocean. An Olympic-size pool is 164 feet long, 6 feet and 7 inches deep and 660,000 gallons. Crystal Lagoon is responsible for creating this huge thing and they are going to build another resort in Egypt.

What a waste of water. I don’t think I ever want to go there.

Friday, March, 19, 2010

This is what I want to do this summer

Filed under: books, christianity, my stuff, politics, travel — mete23 @ 11:16 am

Or volunteer in New York, take bartending classes at Columbia, start a garden, read some books (list), watch some movies (list), go to New Orleans for the mission trip I missed, or cater/wait tables.

I need to finish C.S. Lewis’ Miracles! I can’t make myself read though, it’s too nice outside and I tried reading outside yesterday but totally failed. I also tried to read while walking which amounted to two pages per two hours. A walk would be very nice today. I might do that later.

My mind wanders a lot. Especially to places I want to travel to. I realize that I say “I want” a lot. I don’t like that but I do it anyway.

I watched a video on ABC News about the Texas textbook controversy. It is frightening how much power the Texas school board has over textbook sales; actually, how much power Don McLeroy has.

Read Donald Miller’s blog this morning and I really enjoyed his post about “Every Day Actions Into Spiritual Rituals.” I found the every day actions he wrote about personally comforting as weird as that sounds but I agree that rituals do serve as a sense of security and a connection with God. I might reflect more on my own spiritual rituals today, that is an idea. I also like his idea of using a new and differently translated Bible after reading one through so that the underlines will be different for each Bible.

I also followed the back and forth between Glenn Beck and Jim Wallis. I liked how Donald Miller described Jim Wallis as a very gentle person and correctly exemplified what “turning the other cheek” looks like.

This was a loaded Christian/Christianity post that had mostly nothing to do with what I want to do this summer. But yeah I want to go to British Columbia this summer to visit my cousin and be completely humbled by the awfully beautiful mountains. Any one want to go with me? I don’t want to be a solo traveler.

Friday, March, 5, 2010

Spring Break

Filed under: my stuff, travel — mete23 @ 1:09 am

Looks like another road trip except that I won’t be making touristy stops along the way. Wonder if google will ask me to take down the above image.

Can’t wait for 60+ degree weather at St. Simons! My parents aren’t too happy with me only coming back for a weekend. I also want to get into the mode where I go to random churches for Sunday service if I am away from my home church. I’ll see if I can go to one this weekend in Georgia. I like to test the hospitality of churches…and of course be in the holy presence of God with some sinners haha.

Thursday, January, 14, 2010

Road Trip

Filed under: buddies, travel — mete23 @ 10:24 am

Came back from a road trip short of a week ago. We went to Nashville, Marietta, Savannah, Wilmington, and D.C. after the Urbana Conference in St. Louis. To briefly sum up our adventures, we ate a lot of delicious foods and sweets, took many half-jumping pictures, drove over 1,600 miles, and met and re-met friends from Urbana.

Thanks to everyone who welcomed us into their homes. I had a blessed time on the road and would do this again any day. There is nothing better than being in the company of friends, food, and laughter.

Monday, October, 26, 2009

Ithaca

Filed under: buddies, my stuff, travel — mete23 @ 10:55 pm

Hayley has been showing me around Ithaca, her hometown and it has been a wonderful and pleasant break 🙂 The weather has graciously cooperated with us so we got to hike Lucifer Falls and other trails. I also got to walk around Cornell to met up with a friend from high school.

Unfortunately, we will be returning to Wes tomorrow early afternoon, which would signal the end of our fall breaks.

Friday, September, 25, 2009

Walnut Creek

Filed under: travel, video — mete23 @ 3:10 pm

Watch two more videos here.

I personally love the weather in California. Bright sunny days cheer me up. Eric was a wuss and didn’t want to hike up further so we missed the scenic view of San Francisco. If we have time, I want to venture back out there when the sun isn’t exactly blazing on my back.

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