The world has millions of beautiful places to see and activities to do.  In those millions of places to see, there’s only one place I want to be.  That amazing place is Australia.  When I was 6 years old, my family and I moved to Australia for a year.  That was the greatest year of my life.  The first 2 weeks were some of the best, we traveled and saw the most beautiful places, made life long friendships, and explored the house that we were going to be living in for the rest of the year. I would do anything to go back there to see the stuff we already saw and see new things too.  If I could teleport, then that would be the first place I would go.

The Great Ocean Road was like no other place in this world.  Everything there seemed like it was brought down from the heavens.  While venturing down that road, we stopped at every beach and every lookout spot because we just couldn’t get enough of the beautiful weather and even more, the beautiful scenery.  We celebrated my 7th birthday with a cake from 7-11 and a picnic on the beach.  One of our favorite places we got to see on the Great Ocean Road, was the 12 Apostles.  The 12 Apostles are 12 massive chunks of land that have been carved out by the ocean.  While they’re called the 12 Apostles, there’s only 8 left standing because Mother Nature, time and salty waters have caused the others to fall.  They were still amazing to see and I would, without a doubt, go there again.  Though we did travel and see many other places, this was one of my favorites and I would definitely teleport there if I could.

Along our travels, we made a few friends, but we never really got to see them again.  Once we made it to the town we lived in, that’s when the friendships locked together.  We made friends at school, at sports and many other places.  Those friends were so amazing and tauaght me so many things that I would to anything to teleport to them right now.

Our friends are the ones that showed us how to get to our farm.  It was an amazing place.  There was a shop for my dad to work in, a pool in the backyard with lots of green grass to play in, sheds for animals, and the house was great.  It was big enough for all of us to live comfortably.  It didn’t have a basement, but we soon found out that almost no houses in Australia had basements.  One of my best memories of the house is the fort that Khye and I built in the trees and how we used to spend hours playing out there in it.  I would love to teleport there.

I know that teleportation isn’t a real thing and probably won’t be for a while, but Australia really would be the first place I would teleport to so that I could chase my memories.

Three Songs

For me, music tells a story.  Each song tells a different story.  I listen to lots of music, but I always have three songs that I never get sick of hearing: Rumor by Lee Brice, One Thing by One Direction, and The Chair by George Strait.  These songs always make me happy, and I know each of them word-for-word, especially The Chair because I first heard the song when I was little and I’ve loved it ever since.

Lee Brice has many amazing songs and even though Rumor only came out not long ago, I still know it perfectly.  I think th

de.  I love lots of songs, but this is one is definitely in my top 3.

I would have to say that One Thing is my favorite song of all time because whenever I hear it, I feel a connection with my family’s time in Australia.  If I hear this song come on, doesn’t matter where I am, I feel like I’m back at the Bennett’s backyard in Griffith, swimming in their pool with all of our friends on Christmas Day.  After that, we had a feist and played cricket on their lawn.  This song first came out when we were in Australia and it was a big hit, so every radio station was playing that song all year long.  It’s now trapped in my mind that when that song comes on, Australia comes straight behind.

This song is one I heard and knew before Australia.  George Strait ever since I can remember has been my Grandma’s and my Mom’s favorite singer and frankly, he’s mine too.  When any George Strait song comes on, It reminds me of when my Mom, brother, and I would drive to Irma for baseball, we would play George Strait to “pump us up”.  Whenever The Chair came on, I would try to go in a deep voice and sing the first line, “Well excuse me, but I think you’ve got my chair”.  It always came out bad because I was a 10-year-old trying to sing like a 40-year-old.  It’s one of my happiest memories though.

All three of these songs bring up memories, good and bad.  I think I like them the most because they connect with me in many unusual ways.  If someone else heard these songs, they might think nothing of it, but for me, they’re memories in my mind and I can listen to my memories on repeat.