Class: ENG 1010
Date assigned: 1/22/14
Due Date: 2/10
Vacation to Puerto-Rico
When my son was growing up, I used to tell him about my childhood summers in Puerto Rico. I told him all about me going to San Juan, and about how beautiful the beaches are, how tall the coconut trees grow and how the palm trees blow with the wind. Now that he has gotten older, Puerto Rico is where he wants to go on vacation. He said, “Mom you talk so much about San Juan. Let’s go there on vacation”. It can cost a lot of money for a family of four. We all sat down as a family and came up with a plan to go.
My dad lives in Gurabo. It is surrounded by mountains. It is where I spent most of my childhood summers. Its 20 minutes from San Juan (capital). I remember going to San Juan Plaza every so often with my dad to feed the pigeons and eat ice cream. I love the culture of my ancestors and Puerto Rican food is delicious. When they cook, they put a lot of love into it using all kinds of spices.
Before bed my dad would say, “We going to San Juan in the morning.” Those would be the longest nights of my life. I would sit up all night and talk to my cousin, whom was always there to keep me company. We would talk about things like, “what we do if one of the pigeons used the bathroom on our head.” Those were the good ole days. As time went by, I got older and so did my dad. The short trips to San Juan faded away.
This will be the vacation of a lifetime. Now, my son will see why l talked about San Juan so much. He will meet a lot of his relatives, get to see parts of the island, and try the food, and get a good feel of the culture. Maybe one day he will pass his experience on to his kids. At the same time, for me, it will be a place to relax and free my mind from all the stress.
A vacation like this is worth all the planning, overtime hours, and budgeting we had to do to be able to go and enjoy ourselves. It has taken some discipline on each individual who is participating. A...