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Curiosity is something that pulls at someone’s brain sitting in the back of the person’s mind waiting to be fulfilled. As for me, my curiosity is unbelievably difficult to bottle up. I had never thought I could be so curious, I am the type of person to lay back, but now that I have really paid attention, I am really curious of the world around me.

 

In the beginning of August,  my older brother, Cy,  left for boot camp to become a Marine. That’s when I got really curious. I had wrote him letters, waiting about a month to receive one back. When he sent me a letter back, I immediately put the address of his base for camp onto google world, curious to see where he was in San Diego. The map had given me a full display of the whole base, but with not actually being there I had to guess what was what. When Cy’’s graduation came along, I left for San Diego along with my family to go pick up Cy and bring him home. Now being able to actually see the base where Cy was suffering, my curiosity was exploding more than before we had left.

 

Turns out, the big black top I thought to be a parking lot was a sacred parade deck for the U.S. Marines. I hadn’t seen the line of bleachers in front of the parade deck due to Google Earth limits. I had also seen the yellow buildings, thinking they were each rooms, but they were actually libraries, museums, gift shops, and a Starbucks where all the parents had gone on graduation morning, due to it being the closest coffee place. The hotel where we stayed, the Western Inn, had been half a mile from the base. We could have walked if it weren’t for the busy traffic in San Diego. Instead we took an Uber, probably not the safest but we did it anyway. I had looked up the Western Inn on google earth finding a few Mexican restaurants around our hotel. What none of my family had expected was to find that there was the celebration of Cinco De Mayo, The Day of The Dead. We ended up eating and celebrating about two blocks from our hotel the first night we arrived in San Diego.

 

Seeing all the places in San Diego spiked my curiosity even more than when I was just staring at google earth wishing to be there. The warm weather had been considered cold to some people, but to my family it was welcoming. Then seeing the beach for the first time, I  had a wonderful experience. Now that I have got a taste of a different place in the world, I am more curious as to where I can go in the future.

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  1. Madilyn Hoff on November 13th, 2017 8:42 am

    I love that Cy got to experience his boot camp in California; however, the California weather must have been crazy. I think it’s pretty cool you even got to see his base! I’ve always been so amazed by the pictures that would pop up on my screen when I would google San Diego. I feel like I would be most mesmerized by the views of California in person rather than a computer screen. Great article, Kelsey!

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