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My trip to America

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My trip to America Three years ago, in July 2001, I had the opportunity to visit America, the land of freedom. I was thrilled when I overheard my mother talking to my friend's father; Tom's father on the phone for me to join my Toms family in their holiday to America. I could not sleep that night. The following morning, my mother informed me of the good news: That I would be going to Florida for two weeks, and that I would accompany my friend's family. I could not have asked for a better morning in Britain. The sun was shining and so was I. Almost immediately I picked up the phone and rang my Tom's father to thank him, and for me and Tom to plan our holiday. The next three weeks seemed almost like a lifetime, I could not wait to get there. My excitement increased day by day until we finally drove to the airport. Only then I realised that the newt few weeks, would probably be the best weeks of my life so far. Despite the rain falling and the long waiting in the airport, with our heavy suitcases we had to carry across the terminals, we kept are holiday mood until we reached the plane. ...read more.


The receptionist greeted us with a friendly smile and presented us with the keys to our rooms. Tom, his youngest brother, Jake and I has one room to share. Tom's father and his oldest brother, frank, share the other one, until Tom's mother comes later in the week. The first day there was so much for us to do. When we unpacked our suitcases we went to the hotel lobby for breakfast and we were trying to adjust to the jet lag. Knowing I would be free from any obligations or study commitments we just looked around the hotel, and relaxed, so we could get use to the time difference, and have a lot of energy for the theme parks in the next few days. There were a lot of other English tourists, so even though we were half way round the world, there were still the familiar accents and faces. I was looking forward to the trip to the Theme Parks. We went to many theme parks, but the best one and the first one was The Universal's Islands Of Adventure, which was the closest to our hotel. As we were staying in this particular hotel, they give you this card, where you go straight to the front of the ride, and not have to wait for the ride. ...read more.


We had such an exciting time in America that we all wanted to stay a little longer. I packed my suitcase with all my clothes and souvenirs that I collected from my trip to the Theme Park and the other attractions and met Tom's parents in the lobby. The local tennis players came to say goodbye. We exchanged e-mail address and promised to arrange a re match in the tennis matches if ever we went back to Florida, or they came to England. I remember very little from the flight back home as I was sleeping most of the time in the plane. I do however remember the cold weather when we arrived to the airport in London, as I was still in my T-shirt and shorts. My trip to America has been an unforgettable experience, which will remain in my mind as one of the best holiday trips I had so far. It would be a dream to go back again, or even another part of America. I found this particular holiday better from the rest, as I was not with my parents but with my friend's family, which makes it more fun and exciting. I was so thankful to Tom's father that he had given me this holiday, and for my parents letting me go. This gives me the initiative to work hard in the future. ?? ?? ?? ?? Robbie O'Brien ...read more.

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