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【Family Visit】



(Contributed by Alana)
The phrase ‘When it rains, it pours’ is usually used to describe bad luck – when one bad thing happens, many more tend to follow. Sometimes though, it’s used to describe good things, which I think applies to my current situation. I usually never travel abroad or go on vacation, but suddenly, I seem to be traveling constantly!
Tomorrow, my partner and I are traveling to South Carolina, in the United States, to visit his older sister, Beth, who just had her third baby. We’re going to be there for a week, helping out the family. They have four kids in total, a dog, and just moved to a new house, so they have their hands full. Hopefully we can alleviate some of their stress for the time that we’re there.
We’ve elected to drive down instead of fly. Since we don’t live near an airport, and neither does Beth, it would still take almost a whole day from our apartment to her house. Unfortunately, it’s a 13 hour drive (without stopping), so I have a long day ahead of me tomorrow.
We’ll be traveling from Ontario, Canada, through New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and finally arriving in South Carolina. It should be quite the adventure. I don’t usually sleep in cars, so I’ve prepared some activities for me to do while on the road. I have movies to watch and books to read – I hope I have enough to keep me occupied for the whole day.
Once we’re down there, we’ll be chasing after four kids and a dog, so I bet the 13 hour car ride will be the most relaxing part of my trip! Instead of gifts, I decided to bring the kids some candy and chocolate that’s unique to Canada. Sorry Beth! Hopefully they don’t eat it all at once or else they’ll get very hyper from all the sugar.
When it rains, it pours – when I travel a little bit, I end up traveling a lot! I think this will be my last trip for a while, but I’m looking forward to getting back into a regular routine when I return.

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