9 February 2012
My First Cruise
Have you ever wanted to travel the world? What made you want to travel? I went on a cruise in June of 2011. I’d say it was the best time of my life. I got to swim in the ocean, Meat people from other cultures, and discovered parts of the world I’ve never seen. The name of the cruise ship was Destiny. Maybe it’s my destiny to travel the world. It all started one early morning in June. I was awake and was so anxious I hadn’t slept all night. I was ready for my first out of country experience. I had my suitcases packed and in the truck before anyone else. Once everybody’s things were packed we all ate breakfast.
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I ate two chocolate chip muffins and was ready to go. We had made it to Jamaica and we had a few activities here. We climbed a waterfall and had a Jamaican barbeque. There was chicken with Jamaican seasoning and cheeseburgers, I even got to drink rum punch. Our day in Jamaica was ended by the rain. We all got back on the cruise ship and went to do our own thing. After playing a few games of basketball with some people I met, I went back to the room and took a shower. That night I decided I was going to do karaoke. I was super nervous. There were at least 100 people in the audience. I wrote down the number of the song I wanted to do and sat down to wait until I was up. As I started to relax I heard. “Aaron Henley your up.” My time had come and I was ready to get down. My song was Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice. At first I was nervous, but as the song went on it got easier. When I finished the crowd was going crazy and it broke my fear of being on stage. Later on that night I met up with my mom and she bought me a couple drinks. They were pretty good and pretty strong. I was getting tipsy so I quit drinking. I went back to my room and my grandma’s husband’s son was waiting for me, he is 22. When we were in Jamaica he was stopped by a man and he bought some marijuana from him. Well he brought it on the boat and I figured I’m on vacation in the middle of the ocean, so smoked some of it. I