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1 A last minute trip to California “A Last Minute Trip To California” Hannah Smith ENG 121 Prof. Thomas Lovell April 16, 2018
2 A last minute trip to California It was a late alcohol induced summer night. I was hanging out at a good friend named George’s house celebrating my “pre-birthday”. We started dancing around the apartment, having many detailed conversations, and sharing our travel stories. My friend at the time was a bit wealthy, loved to travel, and even had a time share in Bermuda. Out of the blue my friend offers to take me to his hometown Los Angeles, California! I had never been and it was a dream of mine so I could cross off a bucket list of item of mine. We boarded a plane to LA the very next week. I remember thinking how I hadn’t been on a plane since I was much younger and the thought of riding on one again scared me significantly. We boarded the plan, which was already packed with several people traveling to California. We had tried to purchase first class seats, but with the last minute decision to travel, they were sold out. Luckily, the systems were down on the plane and we were offered the same amenities. I believe I had a good $100 worth of drinks, for free! I remember looking out the window the whole way there and staring at the states below, finding them so beautiful. It was a dream come true. Exiting the plane and arriving at the LAX airport, I felt so anxious and excited. We headed to pick up our luggage from baggage claim, surprisingly enough someone on the plane had the same rare suitcase as my friend. After waiting several minutes, we see a guy start walking off with what looked like George’s suitcase. I ran after

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