American Studies 2A,2B
January 15th 2013
My First Trip to Florida
In the summer before 9th grade, things were not going great for my family and me, things in school had been very bad, and things at home and out of school were even worse. At the end of July my mother and I, were looking to go on a trip, to get our minds off of everything that had happened in the past year. We threw ideas around, like going to Vermont, Maine, Pennsylvania, and other nearby states to go sightseeing in. We had almost decided on going to Hershey, Pennsylvania, to go to the amusement park, and see other attractions for a few days, but while looking I saw an advertisement for Universal in Florida. I started looking at plane tickets, hotels, and rental cars. We found an awesome deal, and we booked it. I went to go talk to my friend Chris, on Facebook to tell him I was going, as a joke he said, “Take me too!” I told my mom what he said, she laughed and said “Why not?” I told him to convince his parents because we were leaving in 2 days. It took him a full day, but Wednesday night Chris and his mom showed up to my house with his bags packed ready to go to Florida.
We woke up bright and early Thursday morning, ready to drive to Boston for our trip. The drive was long, and painful, mostly because of the lack of air conditioning in my mother’s car, and even though it was 5:30 in the morning. It was late July so the heat was unbearable. When we finally got to the airport it was about 6:30am and we had almost an hour to get to through security, and onto our flight, but luckily we got a non-stop flight and we didn’t have to worry about layovers. When we got to our gate it was just about time to start boarding. We got on the plan and sadly got stuck in the back of the plane. Once we took off, I fell asleep and didn’t wake up until I heard the captain announce “We will be landing in Orlando in 30 minutes” I turned off my iPod and got ready for the coolest vacation...