Together as a family, we have visited many cool places and experienced many interesting things. One of my favorite places to go is Hawaii. I have been there about 10 times and am very lucky to have gone so often. It is a family tradition to go to Hawaii with my family and grandparents every summer in August right before the start of school. I love going to the sandy beaches and going swimming and snorkeling to see the intriguing fish. I love the condo that our family stays at because it is right on the ocean with a gorgeous view and a wonderful pool. I love the hot humid weather in Hawaii as well. The most extraordinary experience I've had in my life would probably be rafting down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. It was a 16 day trip and we went with some family, and family friends. The river was really big and had a lot of huge whitewater/rapids. The sights and views on this trip were outstanding and stunning. Every day it was scorching hot and it didn't rain once. We went on many outstanding hikes along the way. I learned how to travel in a group and get along with a variety of people over a long period of time. Rafting down the Grand Canyon is an experience I will never forgot and I hope to do it again someday.