“There is no Sleepy Hollow on the Internet, no peaceful spot where contemplativeness can work its restorative magic. There is only the endless, mesmerizing buzz of the urban street.”
Nicholas Carr, from The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains (New York: Norton, 2010)
Thursday, January 26, 2012
IOWA!! Blog #3
When people hear Iowa, all they think of is cows mating and watching the corn grow...and that's a majority of the state. However, every summer my family and I take a trip to a small town called Okoboji, and it is far from watching the corn grow. My grandparents live here, and a large portion of my family is from Iowa. This picture was taken at the amusement park called Arnold's Park. This town is surrounded by a lake called Lake Okoboji, and it so much fun! There is a ton of boating and fishing here, and ice fishing is huge in the winter. In the winter there is a LOT of snow.. like 6 feet sometimes! This place is peaceful, and I feel a sense of serenity when I am there. I can't always stand Kentucky, I've lived here all my life and I love getting away. Iowa is a 14 hour drive, but its worth it because I do love going there to see family and to spend time on the beach and swimming. You can also walk around the lake, but in my instance I run because I am in cross country. I run and like to think about what life is all about, like why is this lake in the middle of Iowa? I also look at the beauty and it really takes me back. I will stop at one of the bridges and look at the lake and wonder what life has in store for me. It is also a different atmosphere, the people are so nice in Iowa and it's cleaner. It really is funny how different people can be that are just a few hours away. I really love it here and I would do anything to go now! I do love this picture, the sky is so majestic looking and it looks so calm and peaceful, a place I'd definitely like to be in right now.