Which meant I would go crazy on the plane which was not so good. If I didn’t go to California I could stay on Hawaii at my friend’s house. I had a big choice to make. After having about 2 days to think about what I was going to do I decided to try going to California. We packed up and left for the airport.
Over the summer, in August, I traveled to California by myself. About a week later, my brother (Austin) came by himself and a couple days after, my cousin Joseph flew over as well. We stayed at my aunt and uncle’s penthouse in downtown Los Angeles. Then on Saturday morning we set off to San Francisco in a rental car for 5 and half hours. The ride was super long but we had some beautiful sights to watch as we drove by on the warm pleasant day.
The only reason why is because my mom and I were the only ones to stay and watch the fireworks and the sight of the castle and the fireworks and the same times was like a piece of art work! My mom said to me, “This was probably my favorite part about the trip!” We had one more day left in Florida before we left. We went to the CoCo beach. That was my first time going to a real beach. It was so cold, but we all still went in the water.
I reminisce on the many summers that I did not return home for summer vacations. I would work at Little Lake and on the weekends the students would sit outside relaxing and listening to music from Lisa Magee portable 8-track player. The generosity of the staff and how they loved us was a big deal to me. Uncle Paul (The cook) had so much trust in my
This summer I had so much fun doing outdoor activities. On a birthday trip to Pigeon Forge, TN, with my family, we did a ropes course, went zip lining, and went rafting. Doing all those activities in one day filled me with excitement and fear at the same time. At the end of the day, I was tired but happy! In the early morning, we left our hotel in Pigeon Forge to drive to the area where we would be doing all three activities.
I learned so many things in the past year, how to take care of myself as well as someone else, how to smile when I’m weary, how to multitask and keep working towards my goals even when there are more pressing things in the immediate future. Most of all, it taught me to have compassion. Witnessing my grandmother’s struggle made me realize just how momentous other people’s troubles can be, even if I have never experienced them or anything like them myself. Though this experience has been the greatest fight I’ve fought in my young life, stretching my capabilities to their maximum, it has been the defining event of my life. For that, I am eternally grateful to the problems I’ve faced in this struggle as well as the supportive people who surround
Outside of playing sports, at age 5 my father taught me how to ride a bike and I have been cycling ever since. When I grew tired of riding around the neighborhood I began venturing all over the place in efforts to keep biking love alive. As a kid I biked inside national parks, along bayous and even made my own trails in rural areas. When I wasn’t on the field playing sports or the sidewalk riding my bike I enjoyed spending quality time with my family at both seasonal and recreational events such as the zoo, circus, park and holiday festivals. Believe it or not but Houston which is considered as the oil and gas capital of the world is also ranked as one of America’s top destinations for recreational events and activities.
Wiping my tears I say, “Ok, so mom I will be back in about two hours. I just need to drop off the term paper and then I am going to drop by Zor’s house to talk to him.” Zor is my best friend since I was born. His uncle and my dad were also best friends so we always went on trips together and had dinners together. In a matter of fact, him and his best friend Aiden are going to California with my mom and I because I thought why not, like the good old times. It is the next day and we have arrived in California.
2009. The year before I moved to California, it was during this season that I enjoyed life well, going out often, playing in bamboo forests, going to friends house, the typical life of seven year old. I remember a day during the summer in which I had gone to a friends house to play basketball now typically I don’t do much sports especially at this age asides from the occasional soccer or tennis but at this age I had one particular
The lookout tower is my favorite facility in the park. I would go to the top of the tower every time to feel the gentle sea breeze and fresh air. It is just my imagination as I never go there in summer, but I bet it would be so relaxing to enjoy the wind after sweating. What is more, it is fun to observe things happening around from the lookout tower. Sometimes I see families flying kites or riding bike, the blue sky is just the best canvas for the colorful kites to decorate with.
Not only was I upset because I was leaving a place I have called home for eight years, but because I was leaving my friends and most importantly my dad and brother. This whole experience was alarming at first. I was frightened that the friendship I had developed over the years with my older brother would go to waste. I thought I would be omitted by my family in Texas and I didn 't know what life would be like with my dad and brother thousands of miles away. Well from the moment I stepped off the plane into New Jersey something clicked.