One thing that Eagleview has that Brambleton will probably never have is a close by Wawa. Wawa is a convenience store gas station chain. There's one about 15 minutes away from here in Dulles, and around 5 minutes away from my house in Eagleview. Whenever I go to Wawa, which could be when we go on a skiing trip, or when we visit Pennsylvania, or when we're on any kind of road trip really, I'll get a sandwich with specific toppings using one of their touch screen ordering things. It's always very tasty. The only thing around here like Wawa is Sheetz which Ive never been to (I think), but Wawa is much better.
I'm not too big a fan of sports, but the rest of my family is EXTREMELY passoniate about them. Since we're from the Philadelphia area, we like the Phillies (the baseball team that is awful) and the Eagles (the football team that is fairing a bit better).
I've gone to Sea Isle City for vacation literally every year of my life except this year. When we go there, we go to the beach house that my mom's friend has. We go to the beach, of course, and make little towns and mountains in the sand. Sometimes, we go on to the boardwalk and look in stores and eat lots of junk, or ride our bikes to Nicklebys in the morning, which is a place with huge breakfast sandwiches and various pastries. It's very fun and relaxing!
Currently, The Cheesecake Factory is my favorite restaurant. Some people like the place because of it's gigantic, sprawling menu, but I like the restaurant for one dish- the tomato basil pasta! I've gotten it every time we went there except one time (when I regretted not getting it). We usually go there for special occasions, like birthdays, or when we go to Pennsylvania.
We've never had any sort of family pet, partly because my dad is allergic to cats and dogs and I'm allergic to cats, so the extent of our pets are... fish. I keep them in a tank In my room, and almost all of them are named. Most of them survive for a while- a couple lasted through our move to Virginia and lived for a few months after that!
The Brambleton Bettas swim team takes up about half of my summer. I've only been on one other swim team- back in Pennsylvania- and I definitely like this one much better! There are practices Monday through Friday that are early in the morning, and occasionally there are swimming meets against another team where everyone tries to do certain strokes as quickly as possible. The meets also have snack bars, with lots of candy and other actual food depending, on the time of day. Though the swim team is supposed to be a little competitive, I never really focused on that. I just have a nice time swimming!
There are a few video games that I have spent a lot of time playing, and one of them is Minecraft. I have a nice time walking around foraging for survival and gathering various things, or building ridiculous contraptions and grand structures, or just messing around and doing whatever comes to my mind. Minecraft is also a game I can play with my friends back in Pennsylvania, with the power of the internet!
I had lived in Eagleview, Pennsylvania (near the bottom right area of Pennsylvania) until I moved here. It's pretty similar to here, except it's a little cooler, there are a little more trees, and it's not huge and constantly growing in population like it is in Brambleton. I also have some friends from Eagleview that I still keep in touch with and visit routinely. And though I miss Pennsylvania, there are some things I think Brambleton does better at than Eagleview. For example, Brambleton has a nicer, bigger town center. It's also less hilly, which makes things like bike rides a lot easier.
Uwchlan hills was the school I went to when I lived in Eagleview, and I'm quite fond of it. I spent 1st through 3rd grade there, and I can easily picture most of the building right now. All of my teachers were nice of course, and I had plenty of friends there. And though the schools in Loudon county are nice, I will always miss my schools in Pennsylvania a little bit.
Disney world is probobaly my favorite vacation spot of all time. All of the great food, music, rides, shows, and theming make it very easy to leave your worries behind and relax! And besides the constant awful humidity and sweltering heat in Orlando, the only time I was upset at Disney were when I was terrified of going on a certain ride (stories for another time). One of my favorite things about theme parks like Disney is the lovely atmosphere everything creates. It's so... MAGICAL.