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Unforgettable Southwest Trip

I went on a totally amazing Southwest trip with my classmates. The trip was my first time to go to the Southwest so everything was new to me. Sarah, Anikke and Bethany came with us. They made our trip more exciting. I’m happy I could go on this trip with them and I had a lot of great experiences.

First, I really enjoyed New Mexico. It was chilly but not too cold. I went to the Old Town in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I liked the Old Town because there are many cute things and good restaurants in there. For example, I found a gate that was decorated with a lot of red chili peppers. I had never seen anything like that before so I was very surprised and it looked like a lot of flowers from a distance. The red chili peppers were absolutely gorgeous. Not only that, I found a great restaurant. I forgot the name of the restaurant but they have really delicious Mexican food. They gave me some Mexican chips for free and recommended that I eat the chips with honey. I really like Mexican chips but I had never tried eating chips with honey. It was really good. I ordered an enchilada plate and it was a big portion and very delicious. I want to eat that again. New Mexico was a great place to enjoy different culture.

Second, Acoma was a totally amazing place. There I want to the Sky City and the Laguna-Acoma Jr and Sr High School. The Sky City was a village of Acoma Pueblo. It was really cold and windy. There were many adobe buildings and they looked old. That was my first time to see adobe so it caught my attention. The buildings were bigger and firmer than I thought. I can’t believe they were made from mud. Also, I went to Laguna-Acoma Jr and Sr high school. The students of the school took me on a tour for showing the school buildings and classes. They danced their traditional dance and gave me many delicious foods. The dance looked easy to me but the music was new to me. They wore some traditional clothes when they dance and some of the clothes were made from hides and furs. These looked very warm but also they looked heavy. The foods were really delicious, I especially liked the fried bread. It had a simple taste but it was really good. There were many adobe buildings in Acoma and I really enjoyed that.

Third, I had new experiences at the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon was absolutely enormous. One of my dreams was to go to the Grand Canyon so my dream came true. I watched a sunset and a sunrise at the Grand Canyon. It was totally wonderful. Especially, the sunrise was absolutely amazing. I woke up at 4:30am in order to watch the sunrise. After I watched the sunrise, I walked around the Grand Canyon. I walked for 20 km and took a walk for three thousands steps. It was really hard for me because usually I don’t walk so much. However, thanks to that I could see many beautiful things. For example, I met many wild animals such as elk and deer. They were adorable. Also I could find many wild plants such as cactuses. I was very tired but I felt happy. I will never forget this memory.

In conclusion, the Southwest trip was definitely fantastic. I could experience a lot of wonderful things. I want to visit there again with my children in the future.

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