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The Open Road
It is six-thirty in the morning. I get into my mini-van and hit the road for Greenville, North Carolina, a town about an hour and fifteen minutes south of my house. The van is loaded down with furniture for children's rooms, acrylic paintings, and a bag packed for a weekend stay. I am heading for a holiday craft show; my mom is a doll maker, and I am a painter. This will be our first show together, and I am a bit nervous. What if we don't sell anything? What if we do sell everything? My mind is running a mile a minute.
The small, two-lane highway opens up before me. My headlights cut the dark. The overture to "The Nightmare Before Christmas" is playing on my iPod. It is a peaceful morning, and I am the only one out besides the school buses. I am reminded of junior high school and the hour and thirty minute ride from my house in Los Angeles to the magnet school on the hill by the beach.
I take a turn a bit too quickly, and I hear my painting shift in the back. I crane my neck to see if anything appears to be in danger of being damaged. Everything seems to be in place. What if no one likes my work?
The sky begins to lighten, and more cars join me heading south. I wonder where they are all headed. To work? To school? I wonder what they are thinking; what they are worried about on this particular dawn.
If you could drive anywhere, where would you go and why?

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 The Open Road

 It is six-thirty in the morning. I get into my mini-van and hit the road for Greenville, North Carolina, a town about an hour and fifteen minutes south of my house. The van is loaded down with furniture for children's rooms, acrylic paintings, and a bag packed for a weekend stay. I am heading for a holiday craft show; my mom is a doll maker, and I am a painter. This will be our first show together, and I am a bit nervous. What if we don't sell anything? What if we do sell everything? My mind is running a mile a minute.

The small, two-lane highway opens up before me. My headlights cut the dark. The overture to "The Nightmare Before Christmas" is playing on my iPod. It is a peaceful morning, and I am the only one out besides the school buses. I am reminded of junior high school and the hour and thirty minute ride from my house in Los Angeles to the magnet school on the hill by the beach.

I take a turn a bit too quickly, and I hear my painting shift in the back. I crane my neck to see if anything appears to be in danger of being damaged. Everything seems to be in place. What if no one likes my work?

The sky begins to lighten, and more cars join me heading south. I wonder where they are all headed. To work? To school? I wonder what they are thinking; what they are worried about on this particular dawn.

If you could drive anywhere, where would you go and why?

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Thursday at 06:30 PM
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Hello Aydin,


Thank you for both of your comments.


A 'musing' is a thought or reflection you have. You may 'muse' over past experiences or over a particular topic.


Feel free to shoot through any questions you may have.


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Eva

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Aydin Uรงar
Thursday at 02:19 PM
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musing ? = preoccupied ??

Aydin Uรงar
Thursday at 02:11 PM
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If you could drive anywhere, where would you go and why? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

I never thought about it , but I think ,I would prefer to drive Italy then Switzerland and France ..

Monika Trzeciak
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If I could drive anywhere I want, I would visit the whole world. First I would visit Europe. Then I would like to go to see the USA, Canada and Mexico. I dream of visiting Tulum one of the best beaches in Mexico. There are also the most picturesque ruins in Mexico. The ruins are situated on a tall cliff, on the coast of the Caribbean Sea and are the only archaeological site to have been build overlooking the ocean. Besides, I would like to see Chichรฉn Itzรก which is one of the most famous and most well preserved Maya site in Mexico. Once Iโ€™ve seen that I would love to visit the countries of South America. Next I desire to visit Australia, New Zealand, then Asia and at the end I would visit Africa.

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Danny Smolders
Wednesday at 02:39 AM
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Hi,


Flashcards show the word definition no longer. Is that correct?

I regret this because it was very usefull.


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Danny

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Tuesday at 04:22 PM
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Hi Nola,


Woaw, this is great, I wish I could do that someday too, especially because of the lights!

I wish you could do that very soon!

Thank you for your comment!


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Mรฉlanie

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Nola
Friday at 04:29 AM
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I would drive to Las Vegas to enjoy the lights there.