Every year since I was in kindergarten all the way up to 10th grade, it seems as though everyone has a story to tell about going somewhere for the summer except for me. I’ve always dreamed about it, but I never really go anywhere. I do the same thing I do every year: tell about what I did at home in Georgia, which to me wasn’t all that interesting. I’m pretty sure my classmates felt the exact same way.
But in the summer of 2010, is when I finally got that opportunity to actually ‘experience a piece of the world’, as I put it. It all began for me when my mom texted me to say that you’re coming to D.C . . . . now when I saw that I thought to myself: ‘man! She’s kidding’, but she wasn’t. I got the idea after I asked my grandmother like a million times! After about a week later when school ended I was in the car for about 11 hours. And must I say, after a long ride like that in the car, you kind of wish you were at home; but I made it through of course.
When I first arrived in D.C., I told my mom, “This looks just like Georgia!” ‘Some STORY I’d have to tell’ I bleakly thought. But of course my mom being so happy to see me just said that I didn’t even get anywhere yet. And might I say, she was correct! On our first day of sight seeing, we went to the White House and called it a day because it was so hot and we weren’t prepared (clothing wise to be out in the hot sun). But over the next few weeks, my mom took us back out to do some looking around and this time we went just about everywhere including the National Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. And lucky for us, we were prepared this time.
Towards the end of June, it was about time for me to do some school shopping. And while going to all these shops, I noticed that sometimes we were in Virginia and sometimes in Maryland and D.C. was in between! Now that was something that I didn’t know, but was fun to learn.
As my summer came to an end, I felt good that I got the chance to actually do something for the summer for a FULL summer. Now I have a story to tell and I hope that many more stories will come to me as my life continues.
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