Hello Hawaii - My Family Travels

It was the summer my sister was heading off to college in Hawaii, and my parents made plans to take her to school and help her settle in. Both my sister and I got to pick a friend to go with us, so we were both excited. However, before we went, there had been warnings of a hurricane, and that is no way to start off a vacation, but we headed out to the beautiful island of Hawaii anyway. There is no stopping my family once we have our minds set on what we have planned. Luckily, when we arrived on the island, we came to find out that the hurricane would be passing by without any effects. Nonetheless, the least of our worries wasn’t over. About the second night of the trip, we laid down for bed, and suddenly our beds began to shake; a quick earthquake had just passed through. Now it wasn’t anything serious, but it was enough to give us a little scare. The next day came and went, and once again it was time to catch up on some sleep. We peacefully laid down and fell asleep. Abruptly, another earthquake woke us from our slumber. Once again it was just a quick shake, but no body wants to be woken up from their sleep to a natural disaster. Now my family comes from California, so we are not too shaken up from earthquakes, but my mom began to question if she really wanted to leave her daughter there on the island. The next day we traveled around the island and explored new areas. That night my sister realized we had to go to Wal-Mart in order to get some school supplies. We were strolling down the aisles when suddenly the shelves began to wobble and items fell to the floor. My friend and quickly grabbed onto each other, while my sister and her friend took cover under their arms. Another earthquake had just swept through, and this earthquake wasn’t a small shake. It was chaos in the store as people anticipated an aftershock, which thankfully didn’t come. So three consecutive nights had passed and each night, without fail, we experienced an earthquake. And even so, the natural disasters were not over yet. We had two days left and one more slight disaster was on its way. The final disaster was ironic, as we had visited the tsunami museum during our trip. The news blared through the radio; they were expecting a tsunami to take place. Now all of us were thinking; does my sister really want to stay here? There are hurricanes, earthquakes and tsunamis, what’s next? Although the tsunami was only a mere sixteen inch wave and did not affect us in any way, just having the mere knowledge that a tsunami could take place is not a settling feeling. Our vacation quickly came to an end, and I think I can say that we were happy to be going home, away from the disasters, but a little unsettled knowing we were leaving one behind. However, my sister enjoys her time out there. This vacation is one to go in my book of travel as I believe that there will be no vacation with so many natural disasters in a row.



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