Spending time with friends and family is always fun
By Rory Kennealy
Spending time with my family and friends is time that I always cherish. One time that this happened that I remember the most is when my family when To Puerto Rico last year with some friends. Many people might not know this, but my family is very close and we spend a lot of time together, and our friends we treat like family.
Last March my family went to Puerto Rico. It was my family our friends the Hughes, my brother's friend AliJah, and 4 of my sister's closest friends. My sister brought most of her friends to celebrate her graduating from high school, but mostly we there to have fun.
I didn’t know what to expect spending 24 hours with friends, but I was hoping it would be exciting. We landed in San Juan, Puerto Rico at about 1:30 in the morning. Our drive to the hotel was through the dark and it had no street signs. Luckily my mom grew up in Puerto Rico so she knew her way around. We got there and our friends had trouble with their rooms and were talking with the front desk people for about an hour, finally, they fixed the problem. Our first day there we had breakfast and we sat by the pool The whole day. When it was time for dinner we packed 11 people into one taxi that was meant eight for nine. We got to the restaurant or so we thought, but it turned out we went to the wrong restaurant. My dad was not happy. On the following day, we went to a place called el Moro which is a citadel in the capital. When we got back to our hotel we left for the southern part of the island. This part of the trip was the best. Our days there were spent swimming, playing whiffle ball, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, and football. The highlight of the trip was our game of volleyball which got really heated. Our friends are really competitive, and so is my family. The game was going fine until my team got a point, and our friend's dad got really mad because he thought the ball hit the tree. My team won and we came back from down 17-10. Also, my brother's glasses got broken when my sisters boyfriend spiked the ball into them. At night we did karaoke in our room, which I don’t think the people staying above us Liked it. In the end, it was a great trip.
It didn’t matter who went with us, it didn’t matter that I didn’t know what to expect, and it didn’t matter what we did. All that mattered is that I had fun with my friends.
I’m glad I got to spend this time with my family and friends.