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Going On Another Trip

By Aaron Tanner

· Jacksonville State,Vacation,independence,Noccalula Falls,Berman Museum

I was swamped this week. However, I thought I would write a blog post about a trip I am going on this weekend.

Tomorrow I am going to Calhoun County, Alabama to attend Jacksonville State University's homecoming. If you have been following my blog, I attended school at Jacksonville State.

Homecoming is an event where alumni of a university come back to campus to meet old classmates and see how the school has changed over the years. Unfortunately, the campus of Jacksonville State got hit by a tornado last spring. It will be interesting to see how radically different the college is now because of the storm.

The school is known for its marching band, the Marching Southerners, and the football program in which the team name is the Gamecocks. The homecoming football game should be a good one between Jacksonville State and Austin Pea University of Clarksville, Tennessee as they will both be playing for sole possession of first place in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Besides hanging out on campus, I also get to stay at a hotel and have lunch with another person with Aspergers who is also a blogger. The fun does not stop there as I am going to try and visit the Berman Museum of World History in Anniston, Alabama and Noccalula Falls in Gadsden, Alabama (I'm sure the water will be flowing down the falls as northeast Alabama has received a few days of beneficial rainfall).

Even though I am a bit nervous, I am also excited and is a far cry from my first overnight trip by myself to a Christian retreat with one of the campus ministries at Jacksonville State, which went horribly and was not ready.

Going on trips away from your parents or family members is an excellent way of learning how to be independent. If this vacation does not go well, I am only a couple of hours from home.

Have you gone on a trip by yourself? Comment in the section below.

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