One thing that I really loved that I did so far in my life is when I went to Africa. This summer in August my grandparents, my mom and dad, my sister and I went to Africa. We went there for my Poppie’s 80th birthday and my dad’s 55th birthday. It was probably the best trip I have ever went of and I will NEVER forget it. In August we left New York to go on an amazing adventure. I have never been out of North or Central America before so this was definitely far away from home.
When we got on the plane our first stop was to Amsterdam for two days and then it was off to Africa. When we got to Amsterdam we got to the place we stayed at and than we started to explore the city. Some places we went to when we were there was we went to the Anne Frank house. It was amazing to go there and see how her and her family lived and what they had to go through. Also I have read so many things about her and to go and see their house and how their lifestyle was it was awesome. Another thing is that we went to the Van Gogh museum and looked at all the beautiful artwork. One thing that really disappointed me was that my favorite painting by him the “Starry Night” and it was not there. Another thing is that Amsterdam was were the movie “ The Fault in our Stars” took place and it was really cool to see some of those places come to life. Something else that you should try if you ever go to Amsterdam is the food. One night we were walking around and we went to this french fry place and it made amazing french fries and dipping sauces. I really loved Amsterdam so much and I hope to go back there soon.
Two days later we left Amsterdam and we were Africa. When we first got there it was night time and the first thing I thought of Was one of my favorite movies the “Li0n King”. It was everything I imagined. Every day when we were there we went to different places almost every night. Most of them were beautiful and it looked like a hotel and I did not imagine it to look like that. When we met our guide who would be touring us through Africa he was really nice and very funny. Already I knew this would be a great trip.
Every day we did a drive in the jeep for a couple or just to look at everything and see the animals. When I first saw the animals all of them were beautiful and looked like nothing I have ever seen before. We saw every animal that you would imagine that would be out there .
On the second day we were on our trip it was my Poppie’s 80th birthday so that night after dinner they brought out a HUGE cake and we all celebrated. It was so much fun. The next day we stayed at a different place and we saw baboons and buffalo right outside our bedrooms. Also when we went to go swimming there were monkeys that came up to the pool and sat down and it was so funny. A few days later we went to the border of Kenya and Tanzania and to see the thousands of wildebeest crossing, unfortunately we saw no wildebeest crossing but we did see a bunch of dead wildebeest.
The next day it was my dad’s birthday so we had a cake and we sang happy birthday. At the last place we stayed at you could hang out in this center and you could see the animals come up to you. That afternoon something really funny happened. We were sitting and reading and a monkey came down from the branch and took the lime of my mom’s drink out and then the monkey dumped over the glass and started eating to lime and I caught it on video.
Two days later it was time to leave and we were all really sad. We all said it was the best vacation ever and I would never forget it. There are many things I did not write about that I wanted to write but some of those memories will just stay in my thought. I loved this trip and it really brought my family together. I will never forget it!