Going tohigh school is my first time to leave home. I have to live in school fromMonday to Friday. I like to stay away from my parents for some time， because I can make my own choice and be free to go anywhere. Myfriends and I like to spend the weekend in the countryside that near the citywe live. It is the short travel that I can not only appreciate the beautifulscenery， but also learn to be independent. The thingsthat nature teaches me are a lot. I can see from the color of the cloud topredict the weather and the sound of of animals have different meanings. All ofthese are hard to know from the books. I have my own thinking from these trips， and the way to take care of myself helps me to grow up.