CityFlats Hotel - Grand Rapids
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... to reach fluency in Spanish! Putting my newly found writing skills to work, I applied to scholarships that set out to fund people like me, and I received the Gilman Scholarship that has financially enabled me to explore where I didn't think I ever would.
In Grand Rapids, I learned the building blocks of Spanish. In Marquette, Michigan, yo aprendía como hablar, escuchar, escribir, y ...
... books, journals and long skirts. There's something raw to being able to carry all you need on your back. It's freeing to realize how portable you are, how much you can sustain and rely on yourself.
My bags are all packed and sitting in a row by the door like a strangers shoes, itching to leave. There's last minute lists ...
... 5 times to pay respects to the 5 elements, and drop the flaming straw to ignite the procession of my past.
The smoke rises above the river as the Sadhus go about their rituals. I start back up the stairs, away from the deceased, ready to breath again, ready to feel the press of emotion beckoning from within me. Head down, hands clasped, I mutter a single noise to commemorate all that has passed form that old life.
Drove to Holland State Park. Stayed 2 nights. VERY busy campground. Everybody goes to the next door beach. We went swimming in Lake Michigan right away. Very hot 90's. Water was 'pretty' clean.
Jim and I rode our bikes 5 miles into town (no water) and finally found a place to have lunch. We ...
... in America easily forget. No matter how bad I may have thought I had it, I always have that second chance to fall back on. It’s that American dream concept that if I work hard I may not be a millionaire, but I’m not worrying where my next meal is, or whether the two local gangs will be at peace this week or not. Africa left this mark on me, and on more than one occasion I’ve caught myself saying ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center