A Surprise Trip

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A Surprise Trip

Observation Essay

It was about 10:30 Saturday morning when I woke up, still feeling bad from the night before. My boyfriend decided at the last minute to surprise me and four of our children with a day at the beach the day before. We left with only the clothes on our backs and bathing suits. It was only after we arrived that we decided to stay the night. So we got us a room at the Sea Foam motel in Nags Head, NC.
After I was finally able to get up from the bed, I woke the children up to get ready so we could leave. We all took showers, packed up all our belongings and headed out. It was well past the check-out time before we left, but the housekeeper just laughed and told us to take our time. We all jumped into the
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My boyfriend and I watched as the seagulls flew overhead and the children tossed them breadcrumbs, ducking their heads every time one would swoop down over them. Just before we reached the Island, I caught a glimpse of a pod of dolphins swimming along in the distance. Minutes later we were able to spot the Island, so we all headed back to our vehicles as we approached Ocaracoke. Once we reached the dock, we waited in the van until it was our turn to exit.
Once we had departed the ferry, we continued south on Highway 12. We passed several restaurants and gift shops on our way. There were people walking and riding bikes along the sides of the road as we drove past. It was not very long before we had reached the southern tip of the Island, so we turned around on Highway 12 and started heading back north towards the ferry. Along the way we decided to stop by one of the gift shops called “The Pirates Chest.” We all went inside to look around. The shop was filled with little knick knacks, toys, shells, etc. We let each of the children pick them out something, paid the cashier and we were on our way again.
Before we reached the ferry, we made one more stop by “The Dipping Dots” for some ice cream. The shop had all sorts of goodies, including cakes, brownies, fudge and candy. The children walked around the shop while we waited for the cashier to finish helping another customer. I could tell that they were

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