My trip to America

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Robbie O’Brien

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.

The flight was longer than I expected and my seat was uncomfortable. I spent most of the time watching movies, which were on the televisions built in behind every seat, and talking to Tom about all the theme parks and tennis courts. The airhostesses soon comforted everyone with refreshments and snacks until we finally arrived to Orlando International Airport early in the morning.

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Following the crowds out of the plane, I saw my first sight of America. It was incredible! We simply had our passports checked, picked up our bags, and we were on our way.

The airport was full of people from all over the world with one thing in common, the energy of the holiday mood. The city was beautiful, a lot better than I ever imagined. I was looking forward to arrive to the hotel and dive in the swimming pool. Everything was so organized and so calm; the palm trees, the hot weather, the tourists and the ...

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