The Big Move: From Oregon to Conway

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The Big Move: From Oregon to Conway

Jaliyah Mitchell, Staff Writer

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Imagine this: you’re sitting in a small 2007 Ram magnum with your family, and you have pillows, boxes and other things crammed into the back with you and your older sibling. You can’t move a muscle unless you count your arm beside the door and maybe your feet. Now imagine that you and your family had to take a thirty-six hour drive in that situation.  It’s kind of annoying.

Well, about three years ago, my family and I packed up all our things in our little white magnum and drove thirty-six hours We stopped occasionally from Salem, Oregon to Conway, Arkansas. On the way here we passed snow covered mountains which was my favorite part about traveling back and forth from Conway to Oregon. We stopped and ate at places we had never been to and collected souvenirs along the way until we reached my aunt’s house.  

When we arrived at my aunt’s house, everything was fine. Until I had to go to school. You see, we had left by the time 6th grade had started for me, and I didn’t go for the first two weeks or so because we still had to get all of our stuff, drive down there, and get settled in. So when I arrived for school, I was already about two weeks, give or take a few days, late. Everything was kind of new, because compared to 6th grade, fifth grade was super easy. In my fifth grade class, we never had homework, unless it was to read a book chapter and write down one thing we liked about it and one thing we didn’t. think of something to bring to the school for show and tell. Then, in the sixth grade, it seemed like we always had a page or two of homework to do.

Compared to when I first got here, things are basically the same. I don’t really know my way around town, unless you count the neighborhood market and anywhere else around CJHS. Usually I’m always out of town visiting family members or catching up with ones I hadn’t known before. So I kind of know my way around other places other than Salem including Little Rock, Portland, and D’iberville, Mississippi.

While it was different, I really enjoyed it. One of the parts I enjoyed were the mountains we passed getting here. On our way back to Oregon one time we saw a double rainbow which made us all happy.

In an overall experience,  I really liked the move. It was long but it was worth it.