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Trip To California Essay

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When I was a child my parents went through a really hard time and ultimately got divorced. This was a hard for me because my Mother decided to move to Seattle with my brother while I was stuck in Texas with my Father. I felt alone because half the time it seemed my dad wasn't even there for me. That soon changed because I would have periods throughout the year that thrilled me the most, visiting my Mom and brother.There was this time when visiting became spectacular; we had planned a road trip. Even though it was just my Mother and I, we had a blast. We started out in Washington, drove south to Oregon, down highway 101 and followed the coastline to Southern California ...view middle of the document...

We visited many of the old Missions while traveling the State; San Jose and San Antonio to name a few. Next, we went to Lake Tahoe for a week, and after that we started our journey home.While on our adventure, we tent camped some of the time, and the rest of the time we did what my Mom calls 'city camping' which meant staying in hotels. We played a lot of miniature golf and many board games. Going with her on this trip was only half the enjoyment, actually spending a lot of time with her was more entertaining than I could have imagined. There was one great instance that happened that I will never forget. We stopped at Subway for lunch somewhere in Oregon and my mother really had to use the restroom. So she hurried in and went. When she came out I started dieing of laughter because she didn't recognize that she occupied the men's restroom. It was hilarious! It was times like that I will never forget. The general experience was remarkable because I finally had time to spend with her and actually talk to her face to face rather than over a phone. I truly cherished every moment of it, and even kept a dairy so the travels can stay with me forever. In hopes that one-day I can have the exact same experience with my children, because I learned you have to treasure your relationships as much as you possibly can; it's not necessarily the quantity of time you spend with a person, it's the quality. I will always be grateful to my Mother for this fantastic gift she gave to me.

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