During spring break in 2012, my family went on a very interesting trip. We were looking forward to going to the famous Getty museum and taking a trip to Disneyland, however, my grandparents got in the way. The thirteen hour two day journey to California was anything but interesting. My brother and I read books and listened to music to occupy the time but the journey was still brutal. After a long ten hour journey we made it to our swanky Las Vegas hotel. I marveled at how big the snake shaped swimming pool was with its built in waterfall. Chat was dispersed through my family about all the fun we would have in the swimming pool the next morning. The next morning lots of laughs were shared between my family. We only got to be in the swimming pool for an hour because we had to get on the road but it was a nice start to a trip that had the potential of being fantastic.
We hit the road again around 9 o’clock. My whole family was quite excited to be going to Disneyland so we managed to fill the time talking about all the adventures and memories we wanted to make. The hotel the second day was a fancy beachfront hotel that held many promises of great times to be had. We would be staying there for six days so there was plenty of time to relax on the beach. After getting settled into the hotel we made plans of the day we were going to have tomorrow. The plan was to visit my mother’s parents for a bit to see how they were doing, however we got a call from my grandmother that changed things.
“The bottom floor of the house has flooded. There are books scattered everywhere and the house reeks of a horrible mildew. It isn’t the best time to come over at the mo...
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...ork on the busywork project that went along with it. Sitting in the living room was too loud so I went to go read in the kitchen. I was reading peacefully when a thin bony witch like hand grabbed onto my shoulder.
“Emma dear, come in the living room and sit with us I want to talk to you” my grandmother commanded. I didn’t really want to follow but I knew she wouldn’t take no for an answer. I kept going back and forth from the living room to the kitchen and I kept telling her that I had important things to work on, but she didn’t understand. This went on for the rest of the visit. The rest of my vacation was spent going back and forth between the two houses.
A vacation that had the potential to be fantastic and full of adventures turned out to be lackluster. The moral of the story is don’t always expect things to run smoothly and the way you wanted them to.
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