The start of something beautiful, hopefully. 1-9-13

As we all know, 2012 has come and gone. I would say it was one of the greatest years I’ve had so far that I can remember. In the summer I did lots of things, from driver’s ed to driving the Alaskan Highway (From Alaska to Washington). The Al-Can highway was definitely one of the greatest experiences of my life. It may have only lasted 4 or so days, but I sure did learn a lot about vehicles and what inevitably happens to you if you don’t have the right tools or spare parts. I also developed a strong appreciation of Canada, which was the first memorable time I’ve been there. I can’t wait to go there again. Before that, me and my dad stayed in a cabin on Prince of Wales island (another great place) and of course visited the interesting city of Ketchikan. The whole purpose of this trip was to move my sister and brother-in-law as well as their kids down from Alaska to Oregon. I truly can’t wait to visit them in Oregon again. If you’ve ever been to the small, artsy hipster town of Ashland, perhaps you know the feeling it is to leave it. I felt refreshed and renewed, and excited for life. Over Christmas break my Dad and I drove with my hairy hunting companion Scout to Lemmon, South Dakota where I shot my first four pheasants. (I wouldn’t recommend adventuring to this area if you aren’t fond of bird hunting). Currently, at the beginning of the new year, I am preparing for semester exams at school, which we all remember as a fun and swell time and practically the highlight of our teen years. I am also preparing for my next Lincoln-Douglass debate meet and trying to keep up with my running for next cross country season, as well as the annual Race for the Cure in the spring. I really hope my 2013 can be as great as 2012 and it goes the same for you!

Along with all my goals one of them is what you are reading now. A blog. Or more preferably to me, an online journal. (I guess the stereotypes floating around the web are that bloggers are egotistical). So I hope this blog/journal thing can help me in one way or another and help me to share my interest of photography and traveling.

¡Hasta luego, mis amigos!