Road trip to Minnesota - My Family Travels

On December 3, 1991, California, Oroville hospital there I was born but grew up in a population of less than nine thousand resident, Olivehurst. From a radius of less than 15 miles you can travel from Olivehurst to Yuba City but the farthest I ever been to was to Sacramento. Lindhurst high school is where I attended school and it was the summer of 2007 in July, my parent’s were on vacation in Minnesota, Saint Paul. I heard from my mom that my dad had big news that will change our life forever. The news was that they found a good house in Minnesota; we were going to move before September. I wasn’t looking forward toward the most amazing trip that we were going to have but instead the worst trip ever. It started in August 2008, that’s when we pack our bags and drove two days and two nights to Minnesota. The trip was an adventure for me though. I had to say goodbye to my love ones and that night we left I cried through the night. What struck me is when we drove pass Reno, Nevada, I looked out to my window and I saw such an amazing view of the city glowing and its beautifulness. At night, you would be saying whoa, wow, or I want to go there because of the attractiveness.

Every state that we drove passed, I gave them nickname. For example, we eventually droved passed Nevada the glowing state, than Utah the saltiest state, onto Wyoming the buffalo state, Nebraska the Omaha state, Iowa the tall corn state, and finally made it to Minnesota. Now before we pass all those state, we didn’t want to waste any time exploring the city, so we only made stop for gas and rest area. It was very cold plus there were many trucks running on the streets. When it comes to evening it gets so hot that when the wind blows it’s sending hot atmosphere. While traveling to other states, I notice they were plain and nothing compare to California. When I looked out to my window I saw dessert and only nearby city. I always looked to my right to see the mile number sign for how far we drove.

Before passing through five states to reach Minnesota, all I could do is sit in the back of the car. There was nothing to do but look out to my window. I spent most of my time sleeping because the driving was boring. Finally we had our first stop at Nevada rest area at three am. It was cold and almost morning. The next rest area stop, it be different from other state and that I found that unique. I thought to myself “wow”. I was now looking forward to see how many rest areas there is in each state and how different it would look like. When we made a stop in one of the rest area, I would run to the bathroom and look around. The restroom would have a different look from the other ones, so it makes you want to see how the other one would like. When it comes to rest area, my siblings and I would take a hike around the area.

A family road trip was such an amazing trip and we bonded so much. Even though we couldn’t go back to our hometown, it was a summer road trip I wouldn’t forget. When it’s dark outside I still looked out to my window and wonder if I can still the city brings out its beautifulness.


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