Descriptive Essay - Original Writing

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As we cruised down the Garden State Parkway, I kept my eyes glued to the window to count the trees as they went by. Oaks and pines and all sorts of nature for me to watch with my young and wandering eyes. There were so many that it was hard to keep track, so I’d have to start again… and again, until I gave up. Sooner or later I’d start to daydream and I’d forget about the leafy green objects that lined our route. I’d think about the little things that defined my summers: my mom’s fresh lemonade and how I couldn’t wait to have some once we settled in to our cottage, going crabbing on the fish scented boat and getting bitten by too many flies, going on roller coasters at Morey’s Piers until I get sick, and playing Dance Dance Revolution for hours in the arcade. My stomach began to churn and I had to stop and ask myself if it was car sickness or butterflies from my start of summer jitters. I always concluded that it was a mixture of both which pressured me to ask the dreaded question: “Are we there yet?” “Maybe only two hours more,” my dad replied as he stepped on the gas. “Lionel, slow down. You’re making me nervous,” my mother would say when Dad began to drive recklessly, as he always did. “Why? Why are you nervous? You’re not the one driving the car.” The conversation would end there. It was almost routine. Every summer, same conversation, same three and a half hour drive. “A long, long, time ago…” the radio began to blare. I looked up and made eye contact with…

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