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How I Arrived (or Day 1)

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I had a fairly interesting day.

I woke up and packed in ten minutes and then had to go to work. When I got to work, the sky was clear and it was about 90 degrees. An older woman got over heated and passed out. So we had a fire truck and an ambulance at work and a team of paramedics took the lady away on a stretcher.

After that, a storm suddenly rolled in and lightning started hitting all around me. The storm sirens sounded and a small tornado passed about 20 miles from my house.

While this was going on, I met a really cool French hipster with awesome glasses. I kind of wish I was French now. Or Scottish. Or British. Anything besides boring American.

After work, I left for North Carolina. It was a rather long drive, but I had some Elton John and Owl City to keep me company. I had to pull over to make a phone call and a K-9 unit cop car turned his lights on and pulled over behind me. He was just checking to make sure I was alright, but he scared me half to death.

I almost got lost when it got dark and I found myself in the foothills of the Smoky mountains on my own. It was pitch black save my feeble headlights. I don’t often find myself in places without artificial light, and I now I know why. It was disturbing. I felt utterly alone. I much prefer a good smoggy city. All of this fresh air is killing me.

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My Vacation, Part 1

I have been feeling really stressed out lately so I took a week off of work for a vacation, and I have to say that it has been pretty interesting so far.

I left Saturday night to drive to my grandmothers house near Atlanta. This was the first time I’ve ever driven in Atlanta alone, so I was pretty nervous, but I had Michael Jackson music to make be feel better. But I think people in Atlanta need to learn how to drive.

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I left from my grandmothers house on Monday night and then left this morning at 7am for Florida.

This trip to Florida was by far the most interesting one I’ve ever had.

I slept through to first half of the trip and woke up when we stopped for lunch at Chick-fil-A. It was the worst Chick-fil-A I have ever been to I my life. There were dead flys on the tables and the bathroom looked like crap (pun intended). All of the employees looked depressed and I might as well have ordered a rubber sandwich. But the fries were okay.

Then we passed this flea market type of thing with all of these ceramic animals. Some of them were actually kind of disturbing.

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Once we looked through that place we passed a really bad fire with 9 firetrucks trying to control it.

And the highway we got on was “air potrolled” which literally means that helicopters fly over it and check peoples speed and then radio down to cop cars when they catch a speeder.

We are staying at my first KOA campground. Actually we aren’t camping, we got a tiny cabin instead.

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