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Monday, April 13, 2015

My spring break trip

   After my class I got ready for a trip immediately and left on Friday evening. I arrived in Nevada around 11 pm. I like riding on an airplane at night and watching the night view from the airplane. The stars were so beautiful. While there are beautiful stars in the sky, once I looked down I could see a bunch of the bright lights on the ground. The number of lights told me that Las Vegas is the city that does not sleep. With the stars and the bright city lights, the view was beautiful.
The next morning I woke up at 3 a.m. and joined the guided tour which included the trip to Utah and Arizona states. Although I had only three hours to sleep, the excitement gave me energy. Maybe I was excited like a child who cannot sleep before the day of going on a picnic. Before the sun had risen, we left Las Vegas and headed for Arizona. The beautiful nature spread out before my eyes and it was totally different from Las Vegas. There are cactuses and mountains in a desert and it is reminiscent of the scene of western movies. We visited Lake Powell, Horseshoe Bent, Antelope Canyon, and Monument Valley. Yeah, I know it was a little too much to go around these places in a day. My favorite is Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bent and I recommend you to visit there. Horseshoe Bent is a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River and the scenery was magnificent. Do not forget that some people fall off cliffs and die. Antelope Canyon which is known for bare rocks changing color and the fantastic light was beautiful as well. I had wanted to visit there since I watched a TV program which introduced the sightseeing spots in Arizona. When I walked the narrow path in the canyon, I felt I was in a spirit world. As you can see the picture, lights, and shadows accentuated the beautiful scenery of the canyon. Native Americans called Navajo live in and around there and they guide tourists in Antelope Canyon. I met a man, he is also Navajo Indian, in Monument valley and he said “I always enjoy the beautiful scenery. At night you can see a sky full of stars as well. Here is my sweet home.” I remember well his words and expression.
The remaining days, I enjoyed my time in Las Vegas. Especially, skydiving is the best part of my trip! Skydiving was one of things what I wanted to do before I left America; I was super excited. How could I forget the scene of Las Vegas from the air! I want to try it again and enjoy a view of the sea next time.
   Although I worried about going on a trip by myself at first, I really enjoyed my trip! I had the pleasure of meeting many nice people and getting in touch with nature.



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