Personal Narrative On June 10, 2016, I was in Cancun, Mexico. It was absolute paradise: crystal clear water, white and flour-like sand, and delicious, all-inclusive food and drinks. Even though our resort was amazing, June 10 was the day I was looking forward to most. I would get to cliff jump, zip-line, snorkel, tube, and rope walk all in one day. My family, which included me, my brother, Connor, my sister, Allie, my uncle, Matt, his girlfriend Renee, my grandmother, my mother, and my father decided on our excursion two months in advance. We decided on a place called Xel-Ha, a more adventurous type of water park. It was all-natural and everything we did was in the ocean. They were all about preserving the beautiful ocean and its inhabitants. …show more content…
My mother and I shared a double tube and we set of down the canal. As we floated down, there were trees and plants on either side of us whose branches formed a cover around us. As we approached the end of the shade, I saw the huge cliffs on either side of us approaching and remembered the cliff jump. My heart picked up its pace automatically and I turned around to ask my mother if this was the part with the cliff jump. The answer was of course a yes. As we approached the terrifying cliff, I decided that I would do it. It was a rare opportunity if y six year old sister jumped from a forty foot cliff and I didn’t. As I waited in line, I thought of the worst possibilities that could happen in result of my jumping. I was fourth in line. What if I belly flop? Third in line. What if I hit the wall? Second in line. I am definitely going to break at least one bone on the ocean floor. My turn. The lifeguard counted me down and I jumped. I flew off the cliff and screamed. I absolutely loved it and went two more times and an additional three times on the next cliff down the canal. I was so proud of me and my family! Everyone in our group tried the jump, except for my grandmother who claimed she was too …show more content…
We had a quick lunch at the buffet and then we absolutely had to get back in the cool water. We decided to go snorkeling. By the time we all donned our snorkel gear, it was about 12:30. The crystal clear water was absolutely gorgeous! The land on either side of us was all green and covered in beautiful trees and plants. There were tons of fish below us, from dark grey to bright orange. There were all different species and a lot of huge schools. Some were out in the open, but others were hidden under rocks, bobbing with the current. After a wonderful twenty minutes of snorkeling, a huge fish swam like lightning past us with smaller fish trailing quickly behind it. It was very scary looking and about a yard wide by two feet tall. My brother and I chased after it but lost its trail thirty seconds into the chase. It was thrilling and terrifying at the same time. We later learned the fish was a barracuda and we were very happy that everyone got to see it! We then decided to head in on such a high note. On our way in, my brother claimed there was a creature moving sand on the bottom of the ocean. We all gathered around him and saw a huge stingray about three feet wide! We all marveled at it for a while then realized the danger and head
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Waving goodbye from the backseat of the car, as we pull out of my parent’s driveway. Looking out the window at the oddly, white shaped clouds. Thinking, I had never been away from my parents and my younger sister for so long, even though it was only for two weeks. I was excited and scared all at once, but I wasn’t too thrilled about the whole 29-hour drive there. Hoping that the trip would go well and nothing bad will happen to us.
We had been waiting for this trip for years. Every 5 years we go on a trip to someplace fun. When five years passed after our trip to disneyland we were all waiting to go on some other adventure. I had done this twice, but 2 things about our trip this year were special.
Very little clothing is required. There is very little pressure, very little rush, and very little reminiscent of the world. The Cancun area is undeniably a fabulous place to take a vacation. It has luxurious hotels, exciting activities, and mysterious sightseeing tours.
It was carrying a lot of people from all over the world. I have never been so excited in my life to go to one place. The anticipation was so overwhelming and once again, I could not wait to get to the resort. After a twenty minute bus ride we got to the resort. Once I stepped off the bus I could remember seeing the beautiful palm trees and feeling the heat of the sun beating on my face. I said to my dad, finally we made it and let the fun begin. We got settled and checked into the hotel. My brother and I decided to check the rest of the resort out. The resort had a crystal clear pool with a bar in it. It was amazing and I have never seen anything like it before in my life. The resort also had ten gourmet restaurants and plenty of entertaining things for us kids to do. So, after we did this we went back to our hotel and stayed in for the night. We were beat and just wanted to get some sleep from the long day of
When i went Destin, Florida. I went to Florida this summer after school was out . We went with my sisters best friend, and my best friend’s family. We drove from Arkansas all the way to Destin, Florida. The day we got there we went straight to the beach! It was the first time I had ever seen the ocean! The following day we decided to go down to the smoothie shack and get a smoothie then swim in the pool. The grown ups went to the beach while we were at the pool.
In the first place, 1930 was hard for most people even though I hadn’t experienced it but my family and I were one of the survivors that lived thanks to my father. My Father died during the dust bowl due to pneumonia. Since my father died my mom is a single parent so I have to go to school. I go to school with a trash bag and out of nowhere people start calling me names like mentally retarded, but I don't care because they are the rich kids here. A few have passed and I started to do things like work go to school and other stuff people do. During the time of school I had better grades than all the students in my class, but one thing that was hard and distracting was my teacher. Sometimes she’d get mad at other students then she would get mad
During the summer my family and me went on vacation to mexico to see my grandma at her house it took us 2 days to get to her town is mexico when we got there is was 11 at night my uncle opened the garage door to let us in when we got off the car my grandma opened the door to let us in her house she gave everyone a hug the her and my mom started to cook food for everyone. After everyone got their suitcases out of the car and took them to there room my mom and dad slept in one room, my sister and her daughter slept in another room and my nephew and me slept in the living room. The next day my dad showed me around the town he grew up in where his other family members who lived there, and his aunt who owns a store on the corner of the street. When
December 2008 marks the initial start to the devastating and gruesome cartel drug war in Mexico that has led to the deaths of over 80,000 people. In the midst of this war, violence has surged dramatically in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, an area seen by many as a point of contention in the lucrative drug smuggling business that stems from Mexico and flows into the United States. As a result of the recent outbreak of violence, it has been difficult to accept the fact that my mother and sister cross the border every weekend from El Paso to Ciudad Juarez to go visit family knowing they are at risk of being taken hostage or even worse, getting killed by the cartel. My father has also experienced these life-threatening occurrences
Every year I go to Mexico, during spring break and summer. It's always relaxing laying on the beach or going on a nice refreshing swim in the 70 degree water. It was an average day down in mexico during the summer of 2017; I remember my family and I relaxing at home after a long day on the boat. I was feeding the street dog because I could tell she was either having puppies, or already had puppies. She was starving to death, her ribs were showing, I knew I had to help her. I started feeding her three times a day so she could start producing milk if she’s already had the puppies; or so she could keep the puppies healthy while she was still pregnant. A few days later I walked outside to feed her, and I hear whimpering like the sound newborn puppies
The weekend of October 20th will be a forever memory that I was glad to be a part of, with great friends and especially with that gorgeous thang by my side. Congratulations to Zack and Jessie, the happy newlyweds living the Forbes life in Cancun, will be one for the books! Also, celebrating my boy Grant and his Jordan birthday year with a little Fifth Harmony, Happy Birthday brother! Laughing always with our Sunday Funday group to wrap it up with a little corn maze and posting on the Facebook app at the gassy Blind Pig!
My eyes reveal my story. Although I was born in the United States, my Mexican heritage shines through my hazel eyes. I am proud of both my American and Mexican identity. My Grandparents on both sides immigrated from Mexico to Southern, California before my parents were born. In our home, we celebrate our Mexican culture through cooking traditional meals and celebrating traditional holidays, such as Día de los muertos. My Family creates an altar decorated with candles, flowers, colorful trimmings and offerings for our loved ones who have passed. I feel fortunate my Mexican heritage is intertwined with my American identity.
“Come on guys, going to be late”, my brothers told me and my sister as well as my sister in law. Running down our long stairs in Mexico. Wishing I could live there, but things aren’t as they were before. Wearing long brown boots and all dressed up to go watch the bulls. Walking for about 10 minutes to get there, stopped by my cousin’s store get get some drinks. Finally got there with my family. Trying to get a spot to sit at for a nice view.
“Wow” I said, amazed with how clear the water is. It was like swimming on glass or even looking through glass. Then we go to the spot I thought is was going to be freezing in the water because back at the beach is was like swimming with ice on you. But as we were getting ready to go in the water with tons of people from the resort had to put on the gear first. First we put on the life jacket, then we put on the goggle and snorkels. I also remember seeing a shark cause the guy yelled to the guy on the other boat because we have a party boat next to us. Then when we went out there and when I got in the water with my luck a shark swam right by us for myI was lucky then he did not come with me cause I would I poop my pants. I think that was the last time I went in the