My Most Memorable Vacation Essay

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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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However, to an adult like myself the characters were obviously fake because I know that Mickey Mouse is just a person in a costume and Snow White is just a woman with a short black wig and makeup. I thought Cinderella’s castle was underwhelming because it seemed small and looked like it was made of plastic instead of looking like a real castle. The magic of Disney World was lost on me. The next disappointment of Disney World was the food. The quality of the food didn’t match its insanely high price. Getting a burger and fries in the park cost two to three times more than just getting McDonald’s and did not taste much better. The final disappointment of Disney World was the lack of roller coasters. My friends and I rode nearly every ride, but I only truly enjoyed three of them, which were Space Mountain, Expedition Everest, and Tower of Terror. The other rides were simply not thrilling enough because they were meant to be family friendly. I enjoyed those three rides so much, the joy I feel from remembering them is what makes this vacation one of my favorites. One of these rides was called Splash Mountain, where people ride up to the top of a little mountain in a cart resembling a log. There is water at the bottom of the mountain and the cart whooshes down, making a splash in the …show more content…
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

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