In this Family when you hear the word “road trip,” it’s not what you think. Of course road trips are supposed to be fun, relaxing, and interesting, but in this case they’re just wild, crazy, and memorable. We the Pinchinats’ call this the “extravagant trip.” If you ever see a loud, cool, beautiful, uncontrolled family, just remember our last name. Trust me; in public you can’t miss us. Everyone says we all look alike which I strongly disagree with.
We have been on so many trips, which included the entire family. It would be impossible to get plane tickets to travel so we stick to the big van that we take to every special occasions. About 2 years ago we went on an extravagant trip to Orlando. It was the best place we have ever gone. Florida is our family’s classic “chill spot.” You can figure out later how many of us it was. After planning the day of the trip, a lot is required to make it successful. Certain requirements are: food, games, portable DVD, ipods, rest area locations, attendance list, and most importantly patience. Without these materials the trip is meaningless. The funny part of every trip we take is my parents are obligated to take roll during the departure and return. All of these vacations mean so much because it’s the only occasion where the whole family actually spends time together and catches up on the missing parts in each others lives. We can’t communicate in the house simply because everyone is minding their own business. Our trips usually always end up being successful, this nearly didn’t. Going to Disney Land was both an excellent and crazy idea. With twelve kids any one can all of a sudden go missing. That is why we carry the attendance or else how could my parents possibly notice who is missing. They already have a hard time calling us by our correct names so how in the world could they remember who is where. Well the problem that took place at Disney Land is everyone wanted to go on a different ride. I don’t know why we didn’t think of getting a group identification shirt incase someone disappears. I learned to do that after we spent almost three hours looking for two of my brothers who decided they all of a sudden became adults and went off on their own. One was five years old and the other was seven. I think my parents learned a lesson as well, which was to never take the whole family to an amusement park at one time. At first we all were worried until I got a phone call from Jonathan (brother) using some random persons phone. Who knew he would be smart enough to leave then to call after we sent out the search party to find them. I will never forget that trip. At the end of the day we all just laughed it off.
All in all, traveling in my opinion is the greatest part of living. It creates unforgettable memories that you will carry and share for a lifetime. The best part about it is you can include your friends and family. So I don’t know why you’re still sitting there, take a vacation and travel some where special.
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