Best Surprise Ever Yay! I roared when my parents affirmed that we were going on a road trip. I thought we were going somewhere close like we usually do, and honestly I wasn’t excited at all. Until my brother asked where we are going and my mom responded "We going to California for Spring Break." My first reaction was "Yes!
Macon Dead Jr, or milkman, the nickname he adopted because he nursed from his mother, the protagonist of Song Of Solomon by Toni Morrison, had been trying to fly all of his life. But until he discovers his family’s history and his self-identity he unable to discover the secret that has been plaguing man for many centuries, how to fly. All people want to be free, but it takes a great feat, like flying, for them to be able to. Morrison expresses this idea through the symbolism of flying and Milkman’s yearn to be free and fly, his family history, and the incident with Pilot and the bird. By discovering this Milkman is able to finally learn what it means, and how it feels to fly.
“So Mom, what should we do? We only have two weeks now,” Jesse said. “Well Jesse, I know you want to surprise him, but I think we’re going to have to ask him if he thinks he can handle it,” I said, hating to be the one to voice what we both were thinking. I was afraid Jesse wasn’t going to be given the chance to share with his dad what he had learned in his skydiving adventures. Or share an adrenaline rush of jumping out of the plane at twelve thousand feet and traveling 120 mph.
We got up that morning around 6:00 a.m and made our way to Shannon Airport for our flight. The drive to the airport was a quite long, and I was bored and there was nothing to do. As we were still heading to the airport all I could think about was that I was seriously about to go on a plane for the first time. I was excited because I'll finally be able to be on a plane, but I wasn't mentally prepared for what was about to happen. When we got to Shannon Airport we started unloading our luggage and walked inside.
However, when I stepped onto my flight, the nerves set in. I was alone, with my 11 year old sister on a plane for the first time. Granted it was a direct flight and I knew where I was meeting my family when we landed, but it was scary to think that a few people were going to hurtle this massive hunk of steel down a runway, then fly it at 500 mph, almost 400 miles down the coast of California. I was afraid. Then I looked out my window and saw the control tower.
Linda, my best friend's mom had asked me if I would want to go with their family to Florida. When she asked me I thought she was kidding, but when she said, "I need to know because if you are I need to get you a airplane ticket," I knew she was serious. I was so excited I could have kissed her. I was going to Florida with my best friend, Lisa, and her family. The people from Lisa's family that were going were Tina, Randy, Ashley, and Linda.
We all checked our bags than headed to our gate to get some breakfast. The airplane ride wasn’t too bad as I slept through the whole ride. For the time I wasn’t sleeping I was entertained by... ... middle of paper ... ... break, not for me at least. I thought I’d drink so I can sleep the plane ride back and my plan worked. Even though I didn’t want to leave, a part of me did.
My Trip to America- Personal Narrative Three years ago, in July 2001, I had the opportunity to visit America, the land of freedom. I was thrilled when I overheard my mother talking to my friend’s father; Tom’s father on the phone for me to join my Toms family in their holiday to America. I could not sleep that night. The following morning, my mother informed me of the good news: That I would be going to Florida for two weeks, and that I would accompany my friend’s family. I could not have asked for a better morning in Britain.
Most gulls only learn the simple facts of flight how to get from shore to food and back. The others gulls just care for eating and not for the flying, however Jonathan loved to fly more than he loved to eat. He knew this was not a way to think and even his parents were dismayed by his daily experimentation. They asked Jonathan to be normal and even though he agreed he would go back to his old self and kept trying to fly. He learned about speed and tried, not successfully, to fly the fastest that he could fly but every time he would lose control and crash into the water.
The arrival into the city was everything I had hoped it would be. My husband and I, of course, had trouble finding our way around JFK airport. We couldn't figure out the place that we were supposed to go to get our baggage. My husband and I and everyone from our plane ended up going outside of the airport to gain access to another part of the airport. Eventually things got cleared up and we found our terminal where our luggage was supposed to be.