With my dad, in summer, we usually choose to go spend our time going to do camping. We reserve earlier, after when its time, we pack up and we go. Over there, there are a lot of activities going on in the lakes and on the streets. There are a lot of people swimming in the lakes, driving golf carts, doing activities outside… Every time there’s always a lot of things going on at the same time. The restaurants are small, but there are a lot. Usually in the mornings we get up at whatever time we want, and we eat our breakfast outside on the picnic table, after, we get dressed and go to the beach to swim in the lake. Later in the afternoon we go to play sports in the fields and in the parks. Every time we go camping, we bring our dogs with us. They sometimes stay attached to the tent while we go do some activities, but they usually come with us. At the camping place, we stay 4 days.
With my mom, in summer, we usually go spend our time in a place where there are beaches. We go to a place called, “Sea Ilse City”. It’s in USA in New Jersey. Over there, there are beaches and an ocean. There are boardwalks restaurants and shops. It’s much bigger and further then our camping vacations. We start: We pack up, the next morning around 6:30 a.m. we leave. We go there by car and we usually stop 2 times at the restaurant for lunch and dinner. Around 4:30 p.m., we always stop at the same hotel beside the driveway. It’s a very fun hotel. I always go to Sea Ilse City with all my mom’s family. In the hotel, there is an indoor pool and a spa. When we get to the hotel, we rest a little bit in our room and after we put on our bathing suits on and we go swimming in the pool, then in the spa, then in the pool… After, we go eat dinner at the restaurant (in the hotel) and choose our menu. After dinner, we go swimming around 9:30 p.m. The next morning, we get up earlier, and if we have time, we can go one last time in the pool and in the spa. Then, we continue our ride to Sea Ilse City in our car.
About 4 or 5 hours later, we finally reach the bridge that leads to our place. When we get there, we go to the house we reserved and get ready to go to the beach. It maybe takes us 10 to 20 minutes of walk to get to the beach. The beach is very big. There are some ice-cream men delivering all kinds of sweats from 25 cents to 4 dollars. When we go to swim in the ocean there are huge waves and me and my uncle go together. Sometimes, when a wave is coming, we go under the water and were pushed by the wave, or we sometimes jump and were being pushed all the way back to the beach. We eat lunch at the beach, and we stay there almost all morning and afternoon. When were tired of the beach, we go back to our house. Our reserved house has 4 floors and is very old but is very big. I sleep upstairs, and we can see the beach and the ocean from my window. We sometimes all go on the balcony. We enjoy that time by talking and discussing about our vacation.
We stay to Sea Isle City for one week each year. Every time we go there, we choose one day to go spend our time going to the amusement park with roller coasters. All day long we spend our day on rides. In USA, (for e.g. Sea Ilse City), when we go to the amusement park, you pay (for e.g.) 50 dollars for 50 tickets or you pay 100 dollars for 100 tickets… The little rides cost about 2 to 5 tickets and the bigger rides cost about 6 to 12 tickets. The cost is not on how much time you spend at the amusement park, so you can stay how long you want, but when you are out of tickets, you can’t do rides anymore. We also choose one night in our week to go to the arcade. Around 7:30 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. we usually go walk on the boardwalks and go in all kinds of shops, with some objects that have been made by hand. They are called “Souvenirs Shops” to remember the place you went to. We also go take an ice-cream and go to see shows in the streets. In that part of the USA, “Hermit Crabs” are very popular. They are crabs with shells on their backs. People in USA like to paint their shells. The hermit crabs are being put into big cages in the streets. They are really not expensive over there (2$) compared to Canada (15$-30$). When people walk in the streets, they see the hermit crabs in the big cages with all kinds of colors, patterns, designs… (On their shells). There are some big and small. Over here, our popular pets are like dogs, cats, birds… But over there, it looks like their popular pets are hermit crabs!
Anyway, it’s an awesome place to visit. Every time we’ve got to go back home, I find it really sad because Sea Ilse City became a kind of familiar place for me now. This summer 2014, it’s going to be my third time going there.
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Do you have any vacation you like to go to? If so, tell me about it.