Three Places I Would Like to Revisit

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I still remember standing out on the deck of the USS Hayler for the first time as we pulled out of Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, Virginia. The year was 1996, and I was in for some of the most memorable experiences of my life. During the course of my ten years in the US Navy, I was able to visit forty-seven different countries and spend a total of almost five years out at sea. There is nothing like the very first time we pulled away from the pier and headed out to sail the ocean. The ocean to me represented escape from what I thought was a boring childhood, new beginnings, and a life of adventure. I found that the ocean heightens my senses and rejuvenated my spirit. What wonders or adventures were we going to experience on this cruise? Would the sea of dark blue and sometimes unforgiving, powerful, and relentless waves claim our ship or cause any sleepless nights while we sail on them? The sea never disappointed me, and provided many fond memories during the course of those ten years; nevertheless, they and the places I visited during this time will not be any of the places I choose to write about for this essay. The three places I chose to write about are three places that hold more than just a great memory of fun and adventure. They are life changing or altering places. These places are types that when you go there, visit, and participate in the activities, it will change you deep down inside your soul. While there, you have to take a pause, look all around you, take a deep breath, and take it all in basking in the atmosphere of the location with its surroundings. For this reason, I have decided to write and share these places with you. I hope that one day you will have the opportunity to experience it and you will be touched like I was. The first place I have chosen is Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium for a DC United soccer playoff game. There are very few sport stadiums like RFK during a playoff game. From the time you get on the metro...
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