My Vacation To Florida

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My most memorable vacation was a trip to Florida with two of my best friends a few years ago. They were both moving halfway across the country soon, so we decided to splurge on one last trip together. We drove all the way to Florida from New York. It took nearly 24 hours of driving, but we finally made it. We visited Disney World, Universal Studios, and the beach because we had never been to any of those places before. Our vacation was filled with thrills, some disappointment, and ended on a tranquil note.
Our visit to Disney World was disappointing for me, but I will cherish it because I got to experience it for the first time with both of my best friends. When we first got there, I immediately noticed how much it is geared toward small children.
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We were there for three days and stayed in a cabin at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. The cabin had a full kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave, stove, and oven, so we were able to make our own food rather than eating out. This was a significant relief money-wise. Another enjoyable feature of the cabin was the central air conditioning that gave us a respite from the humid and sticky Florida heat. The bedrooms were slightly old fashioned with flowery bedding and rustic decor, but we didn’t mind because we mostly used the cabin for eating and sleeping. There was no cable or internet which gave us a welcome break from the outside world. The cabin was a short walking distance to the beach, which was not littered like most beaches are. Instead, it was absolutely pristine. The first time we went out to the beach, I was in awe. The sand was white and the water was so clear that I could see the little fish swimming in it. I could taste the saltwater in the air and reveled in the sun’s warm rays on my skin. There were barely any people there so we had nearly the whole mile long stretch of beach to ourselves. This was a great way to just spend time with each other and not worry about anything else. We were able to talk, swim, and just relax without a care in the world. On the second day, we decided to fish on the beach since we knew there were lots of fish in the water and we wanted to cook fish for dinner. We fished for a couple of hours with no luck, when suddenly my friend felt a tug. It was a strong tug, so he tried to reel it in and his fishing pole almost snapped in half. After a few minutes of struggling, he finally reeled in what looked like an eel. It was about a foot long, black, and tube-like with a mouth that looked like a suction cup. We were confused because it didn’t look like this creature could have generated so much force to almost snap a fishing pole. However, my other

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