Border Patrol Research Paper

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Jerrica Fair English 101 September 16, 2012 As citizens of Arizona, I believe we all know how serious border patrol has become when we travel to other states or venture down south to Mexico. With that being said, I have traveled to California numerous times but during the summer of 2010 it seemed that if it weren’t for bad luck I would have no luck at all. That year, traveling to San Diego took our weekend trips to a whole new level. How could a trip that had so many memorable experiences like staying on an army base, touring a ship with all kinds of old planes and relaxing on a beach turn into one of those trips you’d rather forget about? Well, the answer to that would be having your vehicle break down on the way there and on the way…show more content…
I forget how many levels of the ship there were, but it seemed like a lot because by the time we got to the top it seemed like we had been walking through it forever. Getting to the top was pretty cool because they had a lot of old jet planes up there and we were able to sit in some of them and take pictures. At the end of the day, I remember being very worn out from all the walking around. After all the nice, fun, and relaxing days in California our weekend vacation came to end and we all had to head back to Arizona. Keep in mind, we are still driving the minivan until we reach Yuma again and can pick up the SUV that was being worked on. Once we reached Yuma, the car dealership explained that they had figured out the problem and got it all fixed up for us. Now we just had to get our entire luggage back from the van into the SUV and then we would be on our way back home to…show more content…
As we approached a border patrol checkpoint the SUV broke down again! So there we were again, stuck in one hundred plus degree weather in the middle of nowhere and this time there were no gas stations or anything around. The only thing close was the border check about fifty feet away. Before we went to see if they could help us, we had to call OnStar and tell them our problem. Sitting there, right before we reached the border patrol checkpoint had to look very suspicious to the border patrol agents. My step dad was driving so he was trying to figure out the problem. He accidentally pushed the trunk button and all of our bags fell out of the back. He darted out to put them back in and miraculously, the vehicle started working
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