March Break Vacation – A trip to New York City
Finally Version: Day One, March 13, 2016
I was so excited that I woke up at 6:30. Today we, My parents and my twin sister will leave for New York City!
This is a long journey. My mom started drivng on highway 417 then turned to 416 and to 401 until we reached the Thousands islands where we need to pass the customs. After that we went to Liverpool that close to the famous city Syracuse. My mom booked a bed set in Value City Furniture and would pick it up on our way back home. Then we headed to highway 81 then turn to 84 until 87 where we reached our destination Flushing in New York.
However a long journey doesn’t mean boring. The scene in thousands islands was so beautiful that we took a lot of pictures. When we were close to the New York city, we saw lots of limousines, a few ONTARIO labelled license plates and a sun that was surrounded by a rainbow all the way through! I’ve never seen anything like that!
When we FINALLY got to Flushing, we found a Chinese restaurant Mr. Chow’s in an instant. It is such a bustling place where there are some many people, cars, stores and restaurants. We ordered tasty fried rice, tofu soup and some meat with vegetables. All food tasted so delicious.
It is a very good start of our 7-day stay in New York.
Rose’s Original version
I awoke at 6:30 AM. I was excited with happiness! We were finally going on our trip (on the car) to New York City! But first we must eat. We had riceㅡstirred rice. It was pretty good! Then, we got one last check for our suitcases, and we left! We went in our big car ‘cause our mother was planning to buy some furniture. So the day had start! It was a long (pretty boring) moment. It was probably the most boring part of our trip. Then, we met our first “Enroute” we went to the restrooms and got hydrated. Then, we continued our trip. But we had to change highways so we could get to New York. There were only 3 cars on our lane and no cars on the lane opposite to us! It was kind of weird. After about 11 hours, our mom went to a furniture store to order a pickup order for a bed. After, we got back on our route! Later on, we got to Flushing, NY to find a Chinese restaurant. Since we couldn’t find any, we went to “Mr. Chan’s” take out or “eat in”. We bought mixed rice, soup, normal rice, and this dish with vegetables and meat. It was yummmy! Since the mixed rice was good, we bought another plate for tomorrow’s breakfast. Then, we were on our way to my Dad’s friend’s house because it costs a lot of money to park a car in New York, on a public parking spot. After, our Dad’s friend drove us to our hotel called Leon Hotel. It was like 11:00 PM. Man, I was tired! But the beds were so comfortable!
Cherry’s original version
Sunday, March 13, 2016
I woke up at 6:00, but I was so lazy that I really got up at around 7:00. I rushed downstairs to eat my breakfast ー stirred rice. As I gulped the rice down, I just realized that today was the day, that I was going to New York City!
New York City is such a different place than Ottawa. As far as I know, New York is the place with a lot of cars and people! And, there were a lot of wonderful places to go see as a tourist. For example, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Empire State Building, and, don’t forget the Chrysler Building of course! I’ve seen and heard so much about New York! Exciting, fantastic, a good place to visit, and delicious food!
My goals to this trip were:
- To not get bored on the car (we were going by car).
- Eat some poutine!
- Have a nice hotel (that depends on my dad).
- Don’t get bored on the way back.
- Don’t get carsick.
- Chat with April (my awesome best friend)!
- Eat some delicious food!
- See the Empire State Building.
- See the Statue of Liberty.
- Have fun!
Only 10 goals for a 7 day trip!
Kingsong (in case you forgot, he is my big brother) would stay home to “guard” the house, and my mom, dad, sister, and I would go on the trip! My brother didn’t really mind staying at home, because he had a lot to do.
We left to New York at around 9:00. It would have been 8:00, but due to Daylight Saving Time (DST), we had to change the clock one hour in advance. My mom started driving. After about 3 hours, my dad took over. Our first stop was the EnRoute station.
At the EnRoute station, I noticed that we had half gas left. I just gave a little “warning” and told them the “small” amount of gas left. Then I ate some strawberries we brought!
When we finally got to the US and Canada border, the police asked my dad a few simple questions. All the Yes or No question’s answers were No. The questions were like “Do you have alcohol or tobacco? Do you have any commercial goods?” And “Do you have any drugs?”.
My dad asked my sister to put in the GPS’s search system the Value City Furniture’s street. My mom wanted to do some furniture shopping there. We bought a bed set that was going to be picked up next Sunday, when we were going to leave New York.
Then we got back on the car, and drove to Subway for lunch! As usual, I ordered a footlong (to share with my sister) Veggie Delite with Italian Herb and Cheese bread. I always choose some swiss cheese, lettuce, pickles (for my sister), tomatoes, and mayonnaise. It was simply delicious!
When we finally got to New York at around 5:00. For dinner, we went to Mr.Chan’s Chinese food restaurant.
We ordered some chinese peas, some egg soup, and one bowl of white rice and a small rice mixed with shrimp, meat, peas, and soy sauce. It is a really good combination because it tastes just like it should.
Just so you don’t get mixed up, the restaurant Subway will be with an uppercase. The transportation subway will have a lowercase.
My dad then planned to go to his friend’s house to park his car during our stay in New York. His friend then brought us to our hotel, called Leon Hotel. Our room was on the highest level, and it was one of the 4 best rooms with a good view of New York Manhattan. In front of our hotel was a big arch where cars would go under.
We were really close to Chinatown and some subways (the transportation).
We got our stuff organized, and then went to explore Chinatown.
When we got back home, everyone was tired, so we all went to sleep. The bed wasn’t hard at all, like the one in the guest room at our house I had to sleep on once, so I was really happy that I wouldn’t come back home with a sore back!