Eleven years later
By: Katherine M. Collins
Eleven years ago my family and I went to Belgium to visit our family. I've always wanted to go back. Eleven years later my family and I were able to go not only to Belgium but also to London. We had an interesting time on the way to Belgium. I spent two weeks in Belgium and two days in London. Before going to Belgium my parents picked me up from the beach. We drove for five hours to Orlando and waited about three hours till our plane came. When it came we flew from Orlando to Boston. It was a huge plane. When we made it to Boston we asked one of the employees where the gate for the delta airlines to London Heathrow was. He told us it’s in terminal E which was on the other side of the airport and we have forty minutes before our flight leaves. So we go to terminal E and asked again and that person said it’s in terminal A which was where we were when we asked the other person. So we go to terminal A, and it ended up being three gates down from where we were. So we got there fifteen minutes before the plane left, which made us lose twenty- five minutes. After flying for ten or so hours, we make it to London. We made it in plenty of time to catch our train to Brussels. We rode in it for three hours, and took another train to Namur. Instead of taking us three or so hours it took us a little longer because some kids got on the train tracks so the trains had to stop till they get off. We finally made it to Namur. My grandparents and aunts picked us up from the Namur train station. We spent two weeks in Belgium. We made it there on a Sunday night around eight o’clock at night, which is one p.m. in the states. I spent a few nights at my grandparents’ house. While staying with them we went to a pastry shop for breakfast the first full day we were there. I also helped my aunt get my cousin from school. The next several days I stayed at one of my aunt and uncle’s house. I was able to spend time with my cousins while I was there. On a Friday me and my mom had a girl’s night with the girls in my family. We watched Letters to Juliet and Bride Wars. The first Sunday I went to church, I was able to sing in the choir with my uncles, grandma, and cousins. After we sang my grandpa preached, of course it was in French so my cousin translated for me. The next week was busy. We went to Dinant, and Brussels. It was really fun. Even though we had to leave after the two weeks were gone, we had fun spending time there. Before going home, we spent two days in London. The first night we were there we walked so much it took a whole night’s rest to regain our strength. The next day we did a lot. We went on the London Eye. We went on cruises and on the Big Red Tour Bus for the whole day. We visited a lot of cites. London was so beautiful. I can’t wait to go again when I get the chance. Being able to visit Europe in general was so wonderful. I am so glad we got sweet deals from the AAA Company. They definitely saved us some money.
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