I watched the wake dissappear behind the ferry, as we traveled across the water on a cloudy July day. I desperately dialed my best friends’ number on my cell phone, he didn’t answer. I thought to myself he must not understand the anxiety i’m going through, I told him I was leaving today, and that I would call him.
It was going to be my first time out of the U.S. and i’m 17 years old. I was on my way to Victoria B.C. and very anxious, and desperatly wanted to talk to my best friend Ben about my feelings, but he did not answer his phone.
So I just stared out the window, wondering what it was going to be like in a different country. After an hour of anxiety, and Ben not answering his phone, the ferry docked, I ran down to our car, got in, buckled up and held my breath as we drove towards customs.
At customs the police officer made me nervous as he asked us what we would be doing in Canada. Luckily, we got through without any trouble. As we drove I looked around, the highways looked the same as they did back home.
The stores were similar, and the people looked the same. I was a little disappointed. When we arrived at the hotel my dad took a picture of me stepping out of the car, my first time on foreign soil, well more like concrete.
Over the next few days we traveled around Victoria; we visited the museum, wax museum, shops, restraunts, went for a carriage ride, a double decker bus ride, gardens, and went on a carriage ride. Canada was great, the locals were so nice, and B.C. was beautiful.
Now I find myself saying i need to go to the washroom, saying eh, and pronouncing sorry like the candians do. Once I was back in the U.S. I called ben and told him about the wonderful time I had.
I can’t wait to go out of the country again!
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