Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Getting Away!

I love going on holiday! It's so much fun to see all different cultures. I've been to Mexico with a friend of mine and we met up with family friends. They took us everywhere that was accessible. It wasn't very accessible, and if anyone goes in an electric chair, they can't even get around. I used my manual chair and found that the curbs were very steep and the sidewalks were crowded. However, it was my first trip without my parents!

Before my first niece was born we took a family trip to the Dominican Republic. It was different from Mazatlan because we stayed in a resort. Again, the nearby town wasn't very accessible but the resort was. There was a little bus that went into town every hour, I went once into town but it was hard to get around. I did find a nice dress for our last night at the resort. We went Boxing Day to News Years Day. Our flight home was at midnight and guess what happened? My suitcase was stolen! We had to check out of our rooms at 11am but weren't leaving for the airport until 8pm. They stowed our luggage in a room for us. It was raining all day so we sat around inside until it was time to go. When it was time to go, we went to get our luggage and my suitcase was not there! I enjoyed the trip but have realized that I would prefer to stay in a hotel in the city or town so I could get out and about every day.

In four weeks I am going to Hawaii, yay! It's with the same friend who was in Mexico with me. We're going for two weeks, with my parents coming to the same city in the second week. I can't wait to go because I told my friend that I will try more things on this trip. We're thinking about scuba diving and snorkeling. I really want to go swimming with the dolphins but my friend disagrees. I can't wait! And then I'll spend time with my parents. It'll be a nice holiday.