My Vacation - Original Vacation

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Ever since I was a child, every summer the majority of my friends would go on vacations. Some would go down to the Lake of the Ozarks or halfway across the county to New York or California. They would get the opportunity to do unique activities such as bungee jumping, skydiving or scuba diving. I was constantly envious of them because I always imagined having a family vacation which I felt was never going to happen. Having a week or so away from the house and the opportunity to do activities I have never done before was all I ever desired. Due to the fact that vacations are very expensive, my parents continuously voiced their concern to me. They told me it was impossible for us to go anywhere really special. What my parents called my typical vacation was me going down to my cousin’s house who lives simply an hour away and spend a week there over summertime which I did ever summer since I was four. While I love my cousin, I wanted a real vacation. A chance to go somewhere I have never been before. However, I kept anticipating that someday, I would finally be able to understand the importance of getting away with your family and leaving everything behind; to have my parents to myself along with my sisters. Eventually, at the age of eight, my dream came true when my dad surprised my family late one Sunday night by announcing that we all were going to go on a vacation. Even though we went to Trout Lodge, which is a merely two-hour drive, I was delighted to have time to get away…

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