Beauty in Nature Personal Narrative

2169 Words May 15th, 2011 9 Pages
“Beauty in Nature” It was cold, dark, and quiet, and I was having the time of my life. As I was lying on my cot on that little beach at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, I started to relive the whole experience from start to finish and I suddenly relized how fortunate I was to have this experience. It all started in the beginning of January 2010. For my sixteenth birthday, my grandparents said that I could pick anything I wanted to do, anywhere in the country, and they would pay for my Dad, my Grandpa, and I to go. After a few weeks of indecision (I had so many ideas that I couldn’t decide) my Grandpa called me and told me that he had asked a travel agent for ideas. She informed him of a trip that consisted of visiting the city of Las …show more content…
I was so excited that I could barely sleep that night. Six o’clock came around very fast and we started off our adventure in the same car with a broken air conditioner. With most of the day spent on planes (two hours from Charlotte to Atlanta and then another eight hours to Las Vegas). When we arrived in Vegas, the first thing that caught my attention were the slot machines, they were everywhere. The next thing that caught my eye was the view out the window. I could see the city, the crown jewel of which was the giant black pyramid hotel called the Luxor. All around the city I could see mountains, but these were not the same kind of mountains that I was used to seeing in the upstate of South Carolina. These mountains were rocky with no trees. I could even see ice on the top of one of them even though it was about ninety-five degrees outside. After hailing a taxi, we were on our way to the hotel. I was amazed at how large the city was, eight lane streets, billboards higher than any building in Charleston, and people everywhere. About ten minutes later, we reached our hotel, The Desert Rose. While not on the strip, The Desert Rose was a quaint quaint little hotel, very different than the extravagant hotels that I saw on the cab ride. After checking in , we tiredly made our way to our room, where to our dismay, the electronic card reader was broken. A short wait later, we were in a nice, comfortable room where we relaxed