Personal Essay: A Trip To Remember

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Janet Compean Marge Stiles English 191 October 20, 2008 A trip to Remember It was a beautiful, sunny morning as my family and I drove out the hotel drive way. I remembered the excitement and the energy as I packed for the trip. We were heading to a little town called San Fernando, Mexico, about six hours away from Acapulco, Mexico, and from the hotel we were staying at. Most of my relatives live there and I hadn’t seen them in six years. The anticipation of being able to see my relatives again was overwhelming, and I knew that the trip would be something great to remember in the future. As we drove to my aunt’s house the scenery was breathtakingly beautiful. The view of the ocean water stretched as far as I could see. The…show more content…
“Just be safe and don’t drive too fast” my mom said as she handed him the keys. As we drove up the mountains I started to get a little nervous and scared. The closer we got to the top, the more nervous I got because I am extremely terrified of heights. We were approaching a small hill and my uncle decided that we should drive straight up instead of going around. As we made our way to the top, the grass was so tall that it block the road, and we realized that we had diverted from the center of the hill to the side of it. We then realized that the truck was leaning to the right and the right back tire was sliding down. At that moment my heart started pounding rapidly and was looking for a way to get. I couldn’t do anything because my mom, brothers and cousins were in the back seat of the Chevy truck. My mom and I couldn’t open the right doors of the truck; if we did we would fall out and roll down the hill. I fearfully yelled at my little brother Luis who was sitting on the back left passenger side to open the door so all of us could get out. I honestly felt the truck sliding and thought, oh my God, we’re going to die. After all my family got out, I jumped to the back seat and got out the left passenger door as quick as I could. My uncle suggested driving fast so he could maybe get to the center of the hill. After he successfully took the truck out, we all hugged and prayed and thank god for helping

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