Travel Experience Essay

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I always had quite the predilection for traveling. Even the mere thought of being almost anywhere other than my own town was an adventure in itself. Long, dark roads begging to be touched by the spinning tires of a car. That surreal feeling that numbs your body when you’re the only one at some sleazy gas station, sipping the last bit of coke you purchased three states ago. The curiosity that rivets your mind when you’re passing through a small town striking up the question ‘Who would possibly live here?’ So when my dear friend, Rachel, and I decided that we would be attending this year’s Fan Expo I could hardly contain my own excitement. The cool air brushed against my rose colored cheeks as I sat upon the painted floor of my garage, which…show more content…
When I was told we’d be staying at ‘a nice hotel’ I wasn’t expecting this. A crystal chandelier hung proudly from the ceiling above our heads, designer suits and high-end skin care products were enclosed in glass casing, displayed for the people who could afford them. I had never been very fond of hotels, but here I sat in utter amazement of the building surrounding me. Once we checked in and received our room keys we made our way to the elevators. Two women already stood before us, one that I did not recognize and another that looked fairly familiar to me. I racked my brain for answers, and synchronously Rachel and I turned to one another with wide eyes. It was Catherine Tate, the actress who played Donna Noble on the show Doctor Who. We hadn’t been there all of ten minutes and we had already run into an actor from one of our favorite shows. Although the both of us were accustomed to meeting celebrities, we could not bring ourselves to say a…show more content…
I awoke with a start, ready to take on the day, no matter what it may bring. Two hours had passed since I had climbed out of bed, I now stood dressed in a Harry Potter gown, with a full face of makeup and pigtails, tickets in hand. The convention center was conveniently built right across from the hotel, we didn’t need to bother with a car since we could simply walk. We bid Rachel’s father a goodbye and made our way downstairs to the lobby where we exited the hotel. It only took about 10 minutes total for us to arrive at the gate of the convention center and check in. Once we got onto the main floor of the building, we walked among the many booths selling everything from hand-signed posters to life like action figures. At the back of the room sat the signing tables, where all the celebrities would be meeting their devoted fans. It was here we decided to act on a whim and coughed up the forty dollars to meet Gaten Matarazzo, the child star who played Dustin in Netflix’s Stranger Things who was sweeter than can
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