I had never really traveled, never had any unique experiences other than our usual summer camping trips. But, one day, my mom presented me with an opportunity to go to
It was March 2009 at the
“I’ve never been in an airport before,” I replied, terrified. Just then, I stepped out of the scanner to see another guard holding my bag with a pair of latex gloves, as though it were evidence that could have no stray finger prints tainting its surface. “Whose is this?” he said. I managed to squeak that the bag belonged to me. “Follow me,” he replied, leading me into a glass box in the center of the area. “Sit there and DON’T move until I tell you!” I let out a little cry as my eyes began to fill with tears and my stomach flipped continuously. The man began rummaging through my bag, when I realized what he was looking for. In my packing confusion, I thought I would just put my sun screen and bug spray in my back pack, which just happened to be my carry-on. “I know where it is,” I said, pointing to the bag that contained the prohibited liquids. Once I got through that little mishap and off the plane, we were finally there.
The trip was a total of seven days, but it seemed much longer than that. In those seven days we traveled across the entire country of
In Jaco, we swam in the
In another small city we flew through the canopies of the rain forest on zip lines and jumped from a high cliff on the Tarzan Swing.
The whole trip created countless memories, which could take pages to tell. It was a new world, so beautiful, so different, and indescribably amazing. It was a week of my life that I will never forget- my first real experience.
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