well, THAT was an interesting trip.
okay, so we went to palmyra, Missouri, I wasn't sure of the town's name before. and when we got there, we were on TORNADO WATCH for two days. I did not know there were tornados in Missouri! then again, I don't know much about the Midwest. over here in cali, we have earthquakes. there was one point where we were driving back from wallmart, and there was extremely high winds, and such heavy rain, we could NOT see anything in front of us, not the road, not other cars, NOTHING but the heavy rain, AND the roads were starting to flood. we had gone over to quincy, Illinois to go to the wallmart, and that's where most of the storm was concentrated, but once we got back into palmyra, it calmed down. apparently some places WERE hit by tornados, but I'm not sure exactly what happened. I wasn't really worried, I'm not sure why, but the science lover in me was FASCINATED. I didn't get to see any of them, but still, after that whole thing, I did TONS of research on tornados.
it cleared up eventually, and it was surprisingly warm for the remainder of time we were there. it was really pretty too, it actually looked like a place to live instead of the trash hole that is san diego. mom took us to quincy and Hannibal to see which place would be better to live in, since they both have a walgreens for Michael to transfer to. Hannibal didn't look very desirable, which sucks because, if we moved there, I would make silence of the lambs jokes all the time. XD quincy, on the other hand, was GODDAMN GORGEOUS! there are a lot of different things around, and the houses are so cute! the entire place is pretty, perfect for photography. so, if we DO move to the Midwest in one to two years, we'll be going to quincy.
also, while exploring around the three towns, I saw at least four cemeteries! some of them looked very old, and we went to one of them so I could take pictures. I can't even remember the last time I even SAW a cemetery, so it was very exciting for me. I have quite a few photos to edit. not only that, but I could actually see STARS at night! THERE WERE STARS!!! the air felt clearer, the water from the shower and sinks felt softer, it smelled better, and even in the fall, the grass was greener. heh, oh yeah, there was GRASS. and I also got to see the Mississippi river! it was gorgeous!
overall, I had a really good time, and I'm so excited about possibly moving to Illinois. I guess it's because I'm an idaho girl, so it really was my kind of environment. but, I'm back home, so there are a few things that need to be addressed.
I have TONS of mail. >_< so the next mail time is going to be a big one. I dunno when I'm going to film and upload it, but I'm going to have to try my hardest not to go off on random tangents like I'm wont to do. I also don't know what video will be uploaded next on my channel, or WHEN it will be up. there are a few things I'm going to be working on, but I don't want to overwhelm myself, so I'm going to try and take it slow. I do have a couple short videos from my trip that I might just put into one.
I was also able to get TONS of pokemon cards for my collection because mike's brother had a lot of old ones that used to belong to mike, so I got a chance to go through and take duplicates, Japanese cards, and then certain ones that caleb was willing to give up. I think I'm addicted to pokemon cards, I just want MORE!
anyway, time to try and get back into the swing of things... and I have to go through my huge chunk of messages and notifications on both DA and youtube. :/