Now or Never
“When should we leave? Should we leave now?” I said to my friends Sean, Charlie, Nick, Ben, Megan, and Melanie. We were on our second day of spring break, in our high school senior year, getting ready to hit the road and get on our way to Destin, Florida.
It was a frantic time before we were actually on our official way. Of course, it was traffic hour when we all decide to leave, that just added to the chaos. We weren't going on this trip alone though, we were going with a whole flock of people. There were seven parent chaperones and about fourteen other friends/ siblings and a couple of their friends too. With all of these people we obviously weren't going to fit into one car. We took three cars between all of us. and of course I was thinking to myself, “ Screw it! It’s now or never! I can handle the drive; in my parents 1997 Chevy suburban!” I was so pumped up and ready to be on the road.
Now it was the seven of us in the good ol’ trusty “burban”; that’s what we would call the suburban for short. Now, this car is just a few years old and she has had many road trips in her; but she has had a number of battle scars under the hood from our past adventures. We were loaded up and loaded down, packed to the brim; in this seven seater about thirty minutes from the house, and my friend Charlie got a call from our buddy Allen. Allen is a good friend of all ours and his bulb didn't always burn too bright. Especially this day.
Allen said to Charlie, “Yo fool, did ya’ll dip yet,? I am ready to go!” We all sort of saw this coming, but we didn’t know if he was going to bail on his selfish girlfriend and come to Destin. I was being a good friend and I turned that blue “burban” around; Even though we there was no room left in the suburban and the other cars were already well on there way, I was going to be driving solo from the pack. I liked being independent; I was somewhat of a daredevil. I guess you could say that I was a little too over confident...
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