I have been to a couple states around the U.S., and only once out of the country.I mostly always travel with my parents and my younger brother, but sometimes we bring other family along. Whenever we travel we go visit some of our relatives that we don’t see very often. It is a lot of fun seeing some family and friends that you haven’t seen in a long time.I get really sad when I have to come back home and leave them. One of the best trips I’ve had was when I went to Nashville, Tennessee. I have been to a couple states around the U.S., and only once out of the country. I mostly always travel with my parents and my younger brother, but sometimes we bring other family along. Whenever we travel we go visit some of our relatives that we don’t see very often. It is a lot of fun seeing some family and friends that you haven’t seen in a long time. I get really sad when I have to come back home and leave them. One of the best trips I’ve had was when I went to Nashville, Tennessee.
It was the summer of 2007, when we decided to drive to Nashville, Tennessee, to visit some family. I was really excited to go because I hadn’t seen my cousins in a long time and I really missed them. We told my uncle and his family that we were planning on going and they decided to come along. We decided to rent a big car so that both of our families would fit. Unfortunately, the car was only for eight people and it was nine of us in total. It was too late to rent another car, so we just had to keep that car. It did get a little uncomfortable sometimes because there wasn’t enough room for all of us and we needed a more spacious car.
My parents had told me that it was going to take us about twenty eight hours to get to Tennessee, because we live almost across the other side of the U.S., in California. I could hardly wait to get there. Twenty eight hours seemed longer than I thought. We would only stop to eat and for bathroom breaks. When we would get hungry, we would stop by at restaurants with unusual names that I had never seen or heard. It would get really boring along the way sometimes because there was nothing to do and we were a little squished in the car. What I did like about driving to Tennessee was being able to pass through many states I had never passed through before and to see all the different kinds of plants and animals there were.
When we finally got to Tennessee I was really excited to see my family but I was also really exhausted from all of that driving. Our family greeted us very nicely and threw a welcome party for us; it was really nice of them. Since I have a lot of family there, we visited each one of them every day we there. I also went to the zoo while I was there; it was a lot of fun. We also went shopping to downtown Tennessee and we bought some souvenirs to bring back home. I really liked being in Tennessee, and hanging out with all of my family, but I would never want to live there. It was so much different than California where I’m used to living. The weather was always humid, rainy, and ugly, I did not like it at all and there were times that I would feel homesick because I missed home.
We had planned to stay in Tennessee for about two weeks and it went by really fast. When it was time to go back home, we said goodbye to everyone, and it was sad, I didn’t really want to go back home. I really enjoyed the trip and I had a great time. On the way back, it didn’t take as long. There were some positive and negative things during our trip to Tennessee, but it was all worth it.
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