What can you think of when you say "Traveling thousands of miles"?
It may be a pair of comfortable running shoes;
It may be a smile when reaching the end;
It may be the next sentence "reading thousands of books" that you are familiar with from an early age;
From January 22nd to 23rd, 2019, 34 people experienced a RV travel across the two states in the United States. We climbed high to the potato chip rock. For us, the journey of thousands of miles means the growth of mind.
On the morning of January 22, at 7:30, we divided into groups to enter different RVs, a total of six cars. The car owner Liu introduced us to the internal structure and precautions of the RV. Then, our tour began. The first stop is the town of Julian, a gold-rushing resort. It’s famous for the apple sauce made by the locals. There are lots of vintage shops on both sides of the main street. Walking down here allows us to fully experience the original American scenery.
In fact, we all know that RV is not more comfortable than the average bus, but it is fun and entertaining. After lunch, we drove to the RV camp. Then, we learned how to replenish the RV followed by the driver's instruction, for example, choose the appropriate voltage to charge, connect the waste water pipeline, and connect the tap water supply valve. The survival skills in the field are slowly accumulated in the learning of the bit.
In the game we are also learning, Principle Liu led everyone to play the game of improving focus. 31 people play sandbags, from the beginning to pass a sandbag in 1 minute and 40 seconds, landing 20 times, to the end of the continuous delivery of 6 sandbags in 1 minute and 8 seconds, landing 15 times, failed to come again, again and again; from the beginning only care about picking up his or her own sandbags and later found a good angle and threw it to the next classmate. We learned the empathy; from the beginning, the name was not concentrated, and then the six sandbags continued to turn, and the landing times were less and less. At the beginning of the focus; from the beginning of the hahaha only to the game to the later serious treatment, the face appeared unyielding expression, we learned self-challenge; in fact, the word "you study" focuses on "learning", in the middle school, in the middle of the school. At dinner time, everyone started to learn to make barbecue and enjoyed the fruits of their labor.
Our group of people is undoubtedly happy. At 7:30 pm, we gather at the camp to watch the total eclipse. We chatted with the drivers about the little things that happened in the past five or six years. We talked about the differences between Chinese and American cultures and looked up at the blood moon from time to time. This moment is now very happy and warm in retrospect. When the moon is completely invisible, we make a wish together, make our own expectations for 2019, and make our own blessings to our family. Thanks to this journey, our hearts became bright and full.
On January 23, the weather slowly turned fine after the rain, and we were greeted by a 4-hour walk. RV cars left the camp full of memories and went to the famous natural landscape potato chip rock, named after the rock shaped like a thin potato chip.
In an hour and a half, 34 people all climbed to the top. If you came here, you will know that the slope of the road to the summit is very steep. We divided into small groups and cheered each other. This was also an hour and a half walk to enhance our friendship. We talked about learning, life and dreams, and after hard work, we should try our best to get to a university, and then take a trip to the potato chip rock again. Thanks to this walk, let us find like-minded friends to work together.
The potato chip rock seems to break when it is lightly rubbed, but in fact the bearing capacity is very strong, just like the extreme sports. Here you will know that it is difficult to stand up, but almost we have overcome the inner fear, walking into the blue sky and white clouds. Thanks to this seemingly thin potato chip rock, thanks to the high mountain that witnessed the bravery, we learnt to make breakthroughs.
Are you here 35s？
Shouting out loud the slogan that belongs to us, constantly surpassing expectations!
Learning through travelling
Travel thousands of miles, the mind is growing!