Mom said that we were going for a walk, therefore, I decided to join. What an astonishing experience it was. So many exquisite birds, grizzly
Over the Border Every year my family decides what to do for the holidays and where to go. Most of the time I have no say in it because my uncles insist on visiting or they invite us over. It doesn’t help that all of my family lives in Texas, California, and Mexico. This year has been the first time that we have spent Christmas and New Years here at home with just my family in a long time. Last year we took a long trip to Chihuahua, Mexico which is the biggest part/state of Mexico where my mother is from.
I am not white, but I am not Mexican either. I am, however, a first generation Mexican American with parents from San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Perhaps I do not know what it is like to cross the border that refrains me from being Mexican, or the color of my skin that refrains me from being white, but my own personal experiences make me the Mexican American that I am today.
It was a sunny day, the sun is high up in the sky and I woke up with a smile on my face, I remembered that we are going on a trip to San Diego. My mom woke up early in the morning to make breakfast for the family. The breakfast for that morning was an egg with sausages and bacon, those foods were my favorite breakfast foods.
Last summer I went on vacation to Puerto Rico with my cousins. We did really fun things like snorkeling, a boat ride, and eating at many wonderful places. Although all those sound really fun, I want to talk about the time I met the most cutest, most fluffiest, most friendliest, animal ever. It all started off on a breezy summer night while my cousins and family were chillin’ at our hotel pool.
As part of the unesco (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) I took great care in preserving the Great Barrier reef for many more generations to enjoy, with being the year 2050 none of us knew how much longer the reef could last. This would be the first time in many years that I go see the reef. After suiting up in a wetsuit i was euphoric to get into the water and explore. The boat set out and after a short time I was in the water.
As the night slowly slowed down, we watched a light parade, the Magic Kingdom’s fireworks and got to see the TIpp Marching Band go through Magic Kingdom. After all of the night excitement, we got to see Tinkerbell fly off of Cinderella’s castle. After the day was over, we rode the people mover back to the car. When we finally made it out of the park, we realized that we had been there for 17 hours. On the way back to our condo we talked about what our favorite thing was.
Today I will be talking about the first time I came to America and how it has changed my life. When I was five years old, I started first grade in Turkey. I was afraid because my parents signed me up late and I thought I wouldn’t be able to make friends. Both my parents came with me for the first day of school and I made them wait outside of my classroom because they couldn’t come inside the classroom. The first time I entered class, all the kids were with their friends and the teacher had assigned me in between two girls. They were the sweetest people I could have had, and I wish they were still in my life now.
While staying in Texas, my family and I participated in various fun-filled adventures and activities throughout the countryside. When my cousins joined us, the vacation house was filled to the brim with young, energetic kids and tired, irritated parents. After the cousins arrived, the trip became much more enjoyable for me; I vividly remember extremely fun experiences with my cousins. Including the time spent traveling, the trip lasted approximately two weeks.
I did not see any dolphins in the morning but my grandparents told me that we were going to go see some dolphins on a dolphin cruise. Because Gulf Shores is on the Gulf of Mexico dolphins like to ride the waves when boats go out. We drove to the dolphin cruise place and we got on the boat. There were lots of old people on the boat. My sisters and I were the only kids on the boat.
We got fitted for the right size of life jacket, and then we jumped in the water. In the water it was my family plus four other people that I didn’t know. There were two dolphins with us, Princess and Zoey. First they would swim around you and you and you got to pet them, then two people at a time would swim to them and you would feed them, dance with them, and then they would give you a kiss.
By the time we got home the sun was starting to go down so we headed down to the beach one last time for the day. We found tons of shells! As we walked farther down the beach we ended up on the virginia, North Carolina border, so of course we had to take a picture! As we walked back home there was a dead stingray washed up on shore, and a group of dolphins.
The first time that I interact with people whose beliefs differ from mines was when I was in Mexico. In that time my family was thinking of moving to Florida, because in that time the situation in Mexico was going through a very difficult situation that was the drug trade, when we lived in Mexico it was very difficult for my family because sometimes you could not go for a walk to the park or somewhere else because of the drug dealers. My parents began to think that my brother and I needed a place where we could be a little free and the family of my mother at that time was living in Florida then my parents decided that we would move to Florida. The day my parents decided to talk to my brother and me was very difficult because we all thought