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Perfect Vacation

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Kasha HaughFinal Draft (Revised)
4-14-10
WR90
Descriptive Essay
Perfect Vacation The perfect vacation spot is Hawaii during the Christmas season at the Waikiki Hilton Hotel and Resort. Located on the main island of Hawaii, the exquisite monument sits right on the beach surrounded by beautiful golden colored sand. Miles of sandy beach can be seen coiling around the island as gigantic waves come crashing down on to shore. The most breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean is the back-drop for this paradise. Although, tucked away on this Hawaiian island, this luxurious resort is a guaranteed stop for Santa Claus on his busiest day of the year.As you enter the lobby, there is a huge fountain with a trickling waterfall to accent its beauty. Along the crystal clear stream a variety of exotic birds sit perched in their cages. In the center of this magnificent pool of water, sits a ten foot palm tree decorated like a Christmas tree. The leaves are sprinkled with shimmery plastic snowflakes and a variety of colorful bulbs for accent. The trunk is wound with brilliant, flashing lights to the very top giving off a vibrant reflection off of the skylight window as Christmas music echoes through this exquisite building.The front desk of the hotel sets off a warm inviting atmosphere. Several bushy, green leaves made to resemble evergreen trim are lined from top to bottom around the counter. Icicle lights are loosely incorporated into it. Sweet smelling tropical flowers made to imitate holly, are strategically placed together with the greenery and lights to make a lasting impression on anyone. Behind the counter a large salt water aquarium is built into the wall. A miniature paradise of odd shaped fish swims sluggishly back and forth for your viewing pleasure. Tightly hanging around the glass are Christmas stockings for every employee working at the hotel. Their names boldly displayed across the top of each one. The...