I have been to Mexico many times with my family. The best trip I ever took was when I went to Acupolco, Mexico. I was only 15. I thought i knew everything. I was only a freshman in high school but the work was mine. My best friend, Kaitlyn, was coming with my family and me. She had come with us the year before. We had an absolute blast. This trip started off quit strange. We were sitting in the lobby just watching all the people. All of a sudden these boys came over to us and started to make fun of us because we had a walkie-talkie. My parents are very protective of us and didn’t want anything to happen to us. The whole rest of the night they kept making fun of us for this. We were only 15, I didn’t think it was that bad to have them. Mexico can get scary. The next day we went to the pool. What are the odds that those boys, who are a couple years older, and their parents sitting right next to us? It was so strange. So once we got to know each other and hang out with each other, these boys became very prtective of us. We were like their little sisters. Any time other boys would come talk to us they had to give the approval. Very ironic since they were making fun of how protective my parents were. The trip was awesome my parents and the boys’ parents became very good friends. We were always together. Once night we went on an excursion. We went and say cliff diver’s. It was the craziest thing I had every seen. The cliffs were seventy-five feet high and there was only a little space to jump into the water. It was incredible how these guys knew when the wave was just right to jump in. It’s so weird because in the United States that would probably be illegal, or there would be so much insurance involved it would be too expensive to do. In Mexico though that is how they make their living, risking their lives. It’s awful to see when we would go out shopping, kids working the shops, none of the Mexican’s have houses; they live in huts. That country is just distroyed. At the hotels though, the Mexican’s work so hard to earn probably $3. They just want to please us selfish American’s so we keep coming back. That counrty would die with out tourism. I know that I will always go back there. It provides so many memoreies, like the boys we met. Our families still stay in touch. Mexico provides the perfect get away.
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