My Trip to Florida It was a cold winter night in Upstate New York. My mom and dad were enjoying a cup of coffee, my sisters were playing video games, and I was editing a few pictures on my computer. My mom brought up the idea of a vacation. She said” We haven’t been on a vacation for a long time”. We all agreed and were hoping for my dad to also agree.
My grandma and aunt and her family and other people came to visit us while we were living there. They came out for my brother’s graduation from high school. He graduated while in Spain and had to move to the United States all by himself to go to University. It felt so different without him being home. I no longer had someone to argue with.
Walking down the hallways, I was terrified. People looked at me funny. I walked into the gym and up the stairs where my grade sat. Walking up, trying not to trip, I heard someone say, “Oh look we have a new girl.” I never thought I was going to be the new person. No one talked to me, and they all looked at me like, “who does she think she is?” This was a substantial change for me.
Vacations to me are fun and entertaining but a little complicated. Leaving friends and go on a trip to a beach far away from the city can be hard. Especially when you know that you don’t have friends over there and you’re going to have to wait a long time to see them again. Even though you might feel sad, thinking about leaving friends or people that you care about for a few days or maybe weeks. At the end of the day you’ll realize that going on a little vacation could be a good idea.
My dad said, "Pj it's your turn to decide what ride we go on next." So I said, that I wanted to go on the safari ride again. We already went on it once but I wanted to go on it again. The second time we went on it, we saw a lion. The first time we didn't see one.
That night when I got home, my parents and I made some plans for the summer. “I want to go to an indoor pool” I said so bad that I actually couldn 't stop saying it. Since I was super eager my parents set the date to go the following day. Mom explained, "If you want to go you would have to do all the packing so I can make food right now so we can leave early in the morning.”I ran up the stairs as quick as lightning and started to pack more than needed. By the time I finished, it was ten at night.
I begged my parents to make my moving day three months early. As soon as my parents accepted my request after long discussions, I picked up my phone, e-mailed my friends to tell them that I was coming back, and discussed on what day we could meet up. I was very excited about the whole new life I could make in Japan and imagined how it would be every night in my head. When I moved back to and went to school in Japan, however, the situation did not change at all. I went back to school I used to go before moving to the United States, and I was glad to see familiar faces of my classmates.
Other than that I loved every bit of the beach. Days went day, I was having so much fun and then it was time to back home. Back to Cincinnati, Ohio. After spending a month in the keys I was happy to go back home. I was a bit happy to go back to my other family and the people I’m usually around with.
He would sometimes wait for me to get done with school to pick on me. He used to call me mean names when we walked passed each other as he shoved me like it was on accident, even though I knew he did it on purpose and that he intended to hurt my feeling. One day he would say he was my friend if I gave him an answer or two but the next he would act like nothing even happened the day before. He treated me like I was trash left to be feeling like I was the only person in this world that had a “Friend” like that. I didn’t tell anyone for a while.
It was already late so I went to my room but it looked liked my siblings were already sleeping. The next morning I woke up and it looked like everyone was already awake, and were about to head to school. I got up and went to take a shower and got ready. I went to the kitchen to eat breakfast and then I headed outside, it was a sunny day, kids were already heading to school. I went to school, but it