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Personal Narrative: Ride The Woods

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It all started on one hot summer day riding in the Jeep with the whole family, windows were down and laughter was floating freely through the air. I can still remember it like it was yesterday; the temperature was about 87 degrees and the humidity wasn’t bad at all. As we were driving down the road, the top down on the Jeep and the radio playing as loud as it could go, my favorite song came on the radio, “Ride the Wind” by Poison. It is so amazing and it always helps when that right songs comes on the radio which sets the mood for the rest of the day. We even had our 6 year old dog with us. He’s always content with his head sticking out the back glass and his ears flopping in the warm breeze. We were heading for some Jeep off-roading near Seven Islands in Tucker County…show more content…
Since it was about three o’clock in the afternoon and the sun was extremely hot, we decided to head to the river. It’s one of our most favorite things to do! Shortly after arriving at the river it was getting close to dinner time, so we decided to head back home. Dad fired up the old grill and made some juicy hamburgers and hotdogs.

The best way to complete a fun summer day is by having a campfire under the starry night. My uncle and his family are within walking distance of our camp and they always join us. We turn up the radio to listen to our favorite tunes. Of course, I have to finish the night by playing “Ride the Wind” again. Then, we get out the Smore’s and the guys tell funny stories from their childhood.

Now, every time I play “Ride the Wind”, it makes me remember that fun summer night with my family. Each of us had a smile from cheek to cheek and that’s all it mattered after having such a truly amazing day! It gives me something to look forward to every summer. As soon as I have a family of my own, I will be able to share these memories with them. I also hope to be able to give them memories like I’ve had with my
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