My Expressions

Date : 9 April 2020

  • Young Voice
  • Nandita Sarah Verghese

I  would like to write about my summer vacation to the United States of America. This is one of my most memorable trips. It happened in the year 2018. On April 16, 2018, my family and I left our apartment late evening to my grandparents’ house. There we spent the night and went to the airport early in the morning. We were to fly for 14 hours to reach our destination.


At the airport, my uncle came to pick us up and from there we went to Boston to my cousin’s house. We stayed there for 2 days. We visited the National Children’s Museum and over there they had loads of activities for kids that I could do.


After 2 days of fun in Boston, we drove to Niagara Falls. It was a long 10 hours drive so we took a few stops on the way. First, we saw a kite festival at Hampton Beach and when we got hungry we ate at a seafood restaurant nearby. When we reached Niagara it got really late. At Niagara, we saw the falls of Niagara.


After a good time, from there we went to Philadelphia. At Philly, we went to the Museum of Art. We also went to a pizza place where I could make my own pizzas. It was yummy!!


From Philly, we flew to Disney World in Orlando to celebrate my birthday. There was a place called Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, where I dressed up as Elsa. They did my hair and makeup which was such fun:) Then for the next 3 days, we stayed at the Disney Resort. And each of these 3 days, we went to different parks there. 2 parks were about real-life animals and rides, the other one was just about rides.


After those 4 AMAZING DAYS, we went to Ohio. In Ohio, we went to Columbia’s Zoo and Parks and spent time with my family as well.


Then our next stop was Washington DC. We spent most of our time in DC with my uncle and aunt. We went to some famous places like The Capitol, The White House, The Lincoln Memorial and The Mall fountain. We clicked a lot of pictures at these places. We also went to the Smithsonian Museum and over there we saw the premier show of Avengers Infinity War.


One weekend we went to the Chesapeake Bay. We stayed at the beach house there and bathed in the sea. And my father caught some fish which we cooked and ate them with crab.


Now I am heading to the end of my vacation. Our last stop was in New York. I visited the school and apartment where my grandfather used to live when he was a child. We walked down the streets and went to the World Trade Center memorial. My father and I read all the names of people who died in the terrorist attack. Then I met my friend and had a sleepover with her at her house.


Then on May 26th, 2018, we came back to India and my trip was over. This was a vacation I will always cherish forever in my heart and life.

 

Nandita Sarah Verghese

3, The Choice School, Kochi, Kerala