Essay on My Family Vacation - Original Writing

Essay on My Family Vacation - Original Writing

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Aileana
2002
As families go, mine was what I thought of as normal – whatever that may mean. We always took our summer family vacations in Durness in the Northwestern Highlands of Scotland. My Seanmhair on my father’s side lives in a converted crofter cottage on the edge of the cliffs above the sea. The cottage is made of the same stone as the low walls near the cottage. I always loved going back each year to my father’s childhood home. The Highlands of Scotland were more than just the 5,333 miles from my home in Woodland Hills a suburb of Los Angeles, California. There were no malls and no traffic, no housing tracts in the Highlands – just the beautiful green cliffs above the sea.
Staying at my Seanmhair’s home above the sea was always my favorite place to be. I would always go exploring on my own. I loved hiking the sea cliffs and checking out the seashore to see what treasures I might find in my wandering’s.
My sister Adaira who was just two years younger would sometimes join me in my daily adventures; but she had very little interest in exploring the highlands or sea shore. Adaira spent most of her time in the village with her girlfriends.
The summer of my fourteenth birthday, I encountered someone very special. His name was Kendrick, we met by chance.
As I was walking along the shore looking out to the rocks beyond the surf, I saw a raft of seals swimming among the towering quartzite pillars. The seals were so sleek and agile as they glided through the waves near the rocks. The seals watched me with big soulful eyes so full of mischief, as I walked along the shore.
It made me wish that I had brought my short board from home. The surf here is not as good as up the coast in Thurso which has an awesome...


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... was Duncan. Kendrick also had two sisters. His older sister was Sorcha, who was busy raising her own family. His younger sister’s name was Ceana, she worked in the village and stilled lived with her parents. He told me about his parents that were so in love that they acted like they were still newlyweds. He said that someday that he hoped he would be lucky and find that type of love his parents shared. He told me that he worked in town part time and part time for his father.
On the last day of that week, I was going to be flying back home to California, late in the evening. We met by the sea cave again and that is when he gave me a beautiful pink pearl that had the most amazing luster, in the shape of a teardrop, about the size of an almond. He told me this was to remember our friendship and time to together.
Like I would ever forget him, not likely!


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