Last summer my family and I traveled to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I had never been out of the country before then, other than Canada, so it was pretty cool to have been to a different kind of environment that I wasn’t accustomed to. When I was on the plane down to Mexico, I was not even thinking of how incredibly sandy and humid it would be, compared to my hometown in the Northwest. I was just picturing the incredibly beautiful beaches and oceans I was about to witness before my own eyes. But as soon as I got off the plane, it hit me. Right from the first step off the plane, I could hardly get a breath in my lungs, it was so humid; definitely not what I expected at all. Luckily, after about ten minutes I finally got used to the difference in the climate and was back to normal. After getting settled into our hotel, my family was trying to figure out what we were going to do during our vacation in Mexico. We finally decided to go to an ATV course to ride quads around. Unfortunately, I had never ridden one before, and it showed about five minutes into the track. As soon as the group got to the first hill, I immediately fishtailed it down the hill and rolled over, slamming into the rocks at the end of the hill. Luckily, I wasn’t hurt at all; I think it was more embarrassing than anything. I mean, I ate it in front of a bunch of people. And me, being me, I don’t like being the center of attention, so I felt like the biggest idiot in the world. So for the rest of the course, I got to ride with one of the guides until we got to the beach, which was all on level ground. After we got there, I was so glad that there were no more hills, and I wanted to ride by myself again. So, I got back on my ATV and immediately began zooming up and down the beach, surpassing my brother in just a few seconds. I felt like I was flying. From this experience, I learned that even if the most embarrassing thing could ever happen to you, you can still get back on the horse, or in this case, ATV, and continue going on like nothing ever happened.
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