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Burlington is a Rap


Monday, Jul 23, 2007 from Burlington, Vermont

I can check off 43 states now. What a great stop. Burlington is truly a unique town. It’s probably one of the youngest towns I have ever been to, and it’s summer! I can’t imagine if the college’s were in full session. This town takes a big stance in the world. And do they ever love their dogs! I don’t talk political speak often, but I heard that during President Bush’s presidency this is the only state he has never been to. Personally, I think everyone should pay Burlington a visit. They are responsible citizens who have passion and pride for their hometown. That’s what makes it thrive. In all the towns I’ve been to, that’s the factor that makes the difference. But what comes first? Does a great town lead to pride and passion for it, or do pride and passion for that town lead to a great town?

I got the chance to hang out with a lot of different people in Burlington, all my age take or give a few years. But it seems like everyone here is that age. Though I didn’t get to learn the unicycle from Zach like I wanted, I did get to share a lot of my stories and inspire some others. The natural beauty surrounding Lake Champlain is wonderful. But speaking of Lake Champlain, I do have one bone to pick with Vermont. They say it’s the 6th Great Lake, and none of these people I have met have been to Michigan. And it may be the 6th largest lake in the United States. Lake Champlain is great! It’s fantastic, it’s beautiful! But even in comparison to the smallest of the Great Lakes, Champlain is only 6% the size of Lake Ontario. But please, everyone who reads this and who I have stayed with, come visit Michigan and Lake Superior one day. It’s the freshest water in the world. Unfortunately, what you can’t see on Lake Michigan is the sunset behind the mountains such as the Adirondacks like I did two nights ago.

I don’t know if I can remember all these names, but it’s worth a shot. A big thanks for all those who I met here. Aimee, Lindsey, Katie, Kevin, McKenzie, Danny, Seth, Kylee, Elliot, Zach, Wayne, Dennis, Tara, Jessica, Lindsay, Julia, Nolan, Kelly, huge curly hair guy with all the questions you rocked!, the Michigan family from Shelby Township, and I know there were way more! It feels like I’m on my way to meeting everyone in the country. Thanks!

P.S. I think I definitely need to have lunch at that burrito place, New World Tortilla, again before leaving town tomorrow! Delicious.

Blog Date Posted: Jul 23, 2007 | 444 words | comments 0 Comments