I was sitting on a hot steamy white sand beach where the ocean was washing into the shore. Cinque Terre was a nice vacation spot to chill, relax, and go for a swim. Ninety-Five degree weather all day long, everyday. My family and I were staying in a small, no air-conditioning house with only 3 bedrooms. During our sleep, we forget to close the windows so little lizards come into our house and crawl up our walls. Cinque Terre is a great vacation spot for many family activities!
Vacations out of state are always fun, but taking a vacation for your favorite sport is always the best. It was mid-June, and my AAU basketball team had decided we were going to participate in the 2017 YBOA Nationals in Orlando, Florida. I had been to this tournament before, and I knew it was nothing to joke about. The national tournament consisted of over fifty very talented teams from around the country that were competing for the title to bring back to their country. On the way to Florida, my parents and I were definitely excited, but they could obviously tell I was a little nervous. I knew the next week of my life was going to be a battle, but I also knew that my team had the ability to place well in nationals and have fun.
As soon as I felt the humid, coastal breeze, I was greeted by the cream-colored, grainy sand. You could hardly tell the difference between the horizon line and where the water began; blue was definitely the popular color here. The day had just begun, and there were maybe a total of 20 people taking advantage of this picture-perfect day. My family and I were here for our annual summer getaway. Wanting to go somewhere tropical, the choice had been given to me and my brother. Just in the short hour that we had been in Costa Rica, we were already pleased with our selection.
Hey guys! I just wanted to start off by apologizing on how late this chapter is. I was on vacation for my birthday but to make up for it I am giving you a double chapter today! Enjoy!
We landed in Mexico around 12 pm and got to the resort around 12:10. The drive probably should’ve been 30 minutes, but the driver was hitting 80 mph because well, it’s Cancun. That was the start of my vacation but there’s a lot more, than just that.
The only sound that filled my ears was my keyboard clicking as my fingers raced across it. I had been procrastinating from finishing this assignment all evening, but I knew I needed to get it done. The burning sunset was shining through the windows as I was finishing up. It was a peaceful silence, until I heard the soft whispers of my parents that ignited my sense of curiosity. I was concentrating hard; doing my best trying to make out the hushed words that were being spoken.
As far has holidays go, the Navy likes to celebrate them early to gather everyone together before we each take leave (vacation time). They were throwing a holiday party in early December. I’m new. I want to meet more people. I want to win a prize. So, I buy tickets. Me and a few of my friends are going to go if for no other reason than to maybe win a new xBox. The party itself was fun. We got to see everyone outside of their uniform which may surprise you. I, on the other hand, was less focused on people and more on extending these festivities. One of my friends that I work with invites me to a house party. I walk in the house. There’s music being played off someone’s iPhone, an indoor and outdoor beer pong table, shot glasses sticky with the aftermath of drunk toast with strangers, and a shit ton of people. I find my friend, ECK, and he hugs me with a beer pong ball in his hand. “There’s someone I want to introduce you to.” He guides me towards the couch. “This is Kyle,” he points. I take one look at Kyle and turn into a puddle of mush. He gets up to shake my hand, but I just hug him instead. What can I say…I’m a hugger. We both nervously laugh and I force myself to walk away. People approach me to say hello and catch up on work, but something about our innocent conversations and actually seeing him has me peering over people to see what he’s doing.
It was a beautiful day to try something new at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California. It was a long year in fourth grade, and my family and I were excited to start our summer vacation. As we pulled our trailer on the southbound I-5 freeway towards San Diego, I could see the temperature gauge on my father’s truck slowly dropping to the mid 70’s. We were in a packed car with my father, mother, older brother,younger sister, snacks and drinks everywhere, and me, entranced by the game on my brand new iPod that I recently received on my birthday. I had gone on camping trips my whole life so I was thrilled to go to a new beach and campground, but I was bewildered when we pulled into a Costco parking lot. I asked my father, “Why are we at
After you choose your destination the next thing you must do is reserve your airfare and hotel. This may be tough because there are many websites and travel agents that you can go through. I have found that it is cheaper and easier to go through Expedia.com. You can book your hotel and flight all together and pay one low price. I have also found that flying with Southwest Airlines is very cheap and they have many one way stops all across the country and for a cheap hotel that is very nice I recommend the Extended Stay America.
The most eventful thing that I have done this summer was to go and visit the Indianapolis Zoo. I had a really great time especially in hindsight. There were tons of amazing animals and I got to see some relatives of mine. It was a very long and eventful day even more so when you compare it to the rest of my summer. I’d even go as far to say the drive there and back alone was enough to make this the most eventful day of the summer!
I was greeted by the shining yellow sun pouring in through the window and the smell of breakfast coming through the door and entering my bedroom. I get up and get dressed for the best vacation I was going to. I was planning on making big memories while on the trip. I walk into the kitchen and see my mom cooking.
Did you ever receive a tremendous impact from a vacation? My vacation to Orlando became the magnum opus summer trip. Before, most of my vacations with my family consisted of locations in Oklahoma and Texas. However, Orlando provided serendipitous moments of my life.
Growing up everyone had their favorites. They had their favorite food, favorite activity, favorite show, favorite people, and even a favorite place to go. Things were so much simpler as a kid because you did not have to worry about things since almost all decisions were made for you. Looking back at my childhood most memories I thought I had, have disappeared never to be seen again. Although most memories have vanished I still have a few that I will always remember and one of those was a yearly trip to a swimming pool called Springdale which was about an hour from my house.
It was a few days before our plane left for Cancun, Mexico. I was going on vacation for my parents tenth anniversary. I also got to go with some of my friends who were, Trent Gleeson, Luke Bader, and Josh Hagedorn. My friends and I all played football and we were going to miss a couple days of camp and weights so we planned to use the gym at the resort.
Most people that have gone to Orlando for holidays, ended with good memories. I’m not the exception. The resorts, the parks, and the restaurant make Orlando the best place to enjoy for the whole family. My last holiday with my nephew in The Wall Disney World Resort was the best time of our life for my family and me.