Writing Prompt Wednesday

by Gabrielle L.

Write about your last vacation or dream vacation.
Use lots of sensory details to help us imagine we are there with you!

Share your description in the comments below for others to see and reply!

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Posted on December 5, 2018, in 2018-2019, Writing Prompt. Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. The air was cold and miserable
    24 hour drive was unbearable
    A coat was the only clothing wearable
    Though, the experience was shareable
    The place I went was unendurable

    This is a joke-poem about the only vacations we ever take and that is to upstate new york where I’m from, in a place that you can literally see canada, or just the middle of nowhere. A place that you can’t even get on google map’s street view.

  2. The road was long, and I felt like the vacation was going to be a disaster. No one wants to spend at least five total hours in the car on a vacation that’ll end in less than ten hours, after all! But I held my mouth. Eventually, we arrived at our first destination, my friends’ house. We chatted for about five minutes, and then all piled into their car. I first noticed the empty candy wrappers littering the floor of their vehicle, but the roof of the van wasn’t falling apart like with our car, so I held my mouth again. We played fun games like Apples To Apples, Exploding Kittens, and Sabaac on the way (don’t ask how any of these table games were played in a moving vehicle with seat-belted passengers taking up two rows of seats in a mini van), and I always won Sabaac, but never won a single round of Apples To Apples, and only came close to winning one of the two games of Exploding Kittens. The first stop had a cool tree that we got to climb, and we also picked plenty of tomatoes and strawberries, which were in season. We also ate some super delicious cinnamon rolls that could have rivaled a master chef’s. Maybe a master chef did make them. The next stop was a quail farm, but apparently the quail had…erm…all died in the last month, so we moved on. To our dismay, a banana farm called “Going Bananas” was closed on Wednesdays. We stopped at another place and ate nice, warm tamales, which stuffed me instantly. We went back to my friends’ house, and stayed for a while, but ultimately parted ways as my family went back home. I may have spent two and a half hours bored in a vehicle without friends or activities, but it was worth it. I just wish I could do it again.

    • Wow, that was a long response lol And I could have been more descriptive 😛

    • This sounds like a great experience! I never played any of those games, I think I need to, I’ve always heard of apples to apples, I don’t even know what the other two are. XD And that’s awesome! Sounds like a really fun trip, hopefully you can make it again in the future. 🙂

      • Exploding Kittens is a very obscure game. Sabaac is a Star Wars game. They’re both really fun

      • Ah, never heard of exploding kittens, and that explains the Sabaac one. XD

      • In Exploding Kittens, you draw action cards and play them to A) Sabotage opponents, B) Get new cards to help you, and C) Force your opponents to draw Exploding Kittens. Exploding Kittens will eliminate you from the game if you draw them, unless you have a Defuse card, which allows you to put the Exploding Kitten back in the deck somewhere and remain safe. It’s easy to learn and fun to play!

      • XD, Sounds simple, the name threw me off, I’m like exploding kittens? Sounds fun! Is it played with a regular deck?

  3. Something I wrote a while ago, hope you all like it!
    There’s something about traveling that changes you. It could be the sound of the tires on the road that makes that humming sound that lulls you to sleep. Maybe it’s seeing that sign that says “Tennessee Welcomes You!” Or it could be the fact that we leave our own little bubble of a world and step away from what we know as everyday life. We get that break and escape from everything back home, good or bad. Maybe it’s the smell of different places, the run-down hotels and McDonalds at 7 am. Or maybe it’s trying to get a cat nap on a 15-hour drive. It could be watching the sun rise over the Mississippi River. Or maybe it’s feeling like you’re the only one on the interstate driving through Atlanta at 3 am. Maybe it’s seeing snowfall for the first time and capturing only a few images of it because you want to bask it all in.

    Or maybe it’s just the artless form of movement we call travel.

    I honestly don’t know what it is about traveling that changes me so much. Its like when I come home, I feel lighter, more energized, happier. Maybe its because I get a small break from the usual flow. Or maybe it’s because I missed my schedule and rushed lifestyle. It could be because I found a new peace and trust in my faith that I had lost a while back. Or maybe just the concept of all of this has changed me.

    I ponder these things not too often, but when I do, I think of the adventures I’ve had. It’s interesting how humans never really reflect on the good in their past, we always search for the bad. We reflect on the mean things we’ve said, the regretful things we did, the words we can’t get back or the items we’ve lost. But do we ever look back and imagine when we stood on top of a waterfall, watched the sunrise, sat in a sea of grass and just watched the clouds go by? Do we ever look back on our first trip to a theme park, the first time we felt love, the first time we ate at a favorite restaurant? Why don’t we ever look back on the good? Maybe some of us do, but, from what I’ve seen, the majority of the world considers their past a bad thing. And I don’t agree with that. Of course, there are things we all have in our past we don’t want to reflect on or think of, but what if we looked around that and found the good in our past? What if we saw the memories we don’t often look back on? Would that change our perspective or our past, or would it make no difference at all?

    But, most often, we sit solely at home, watching TV, seemingly captivated by other’s adventures. Some are in true awe of the fictional story-lines of a movie or written in a book. We don’t reflect on where we’ve been or the places we’ve wandered. Sadly, most of the time, we are living other’s stories, not our own. We are who we are; we are born as our own unique person who has opinions and ideas and a life to live. We have a stretched canvas in front of just waiting to be painted on, just lusting for a drop of paint or color to touch the solid white. We have paths to follow, trails to walk upon, places to go. We need travel and we need adventure. Because what’s life without it?

    Of course, it would be nice to visit Spain or go to another country, or even out of state. But a lot of us can’t afford that, or work or school gets in the way. But who says wandering has to be trips or flights or long drives? It could be just outside your door. All you have to do is take that first step. I don’t know about you, but I want to wander, I want to go to places I’ve never been and travel this strange yet beautiful land. I have an incurable condition called wanderlust, it’s a need to travel. Adventure awaits, and I’m going to find it. Are you?

    • Yes, Spain, that would be fun! But, yes, some of us (me) can’t afford it 😦
      You seem like that bird from Stuart Little 2, though. “Just walking out that door is an adventure!” Then Stuart walks out the door and a newspaper falls on top of him…lol

      • I’ve never been to Spain and will probably never go (most likely because of expenses), but it seems like a cool place to go! I have a friend going to Spain for break so I’m excited to hear what it’s like! 🙂
        Ha! That does sound like me, I’m always trying to drag someone on a hike or to climb a tree or something, and where I live, it literally is an adventure every time you walk out the door. 😛
        I have actually never seen Stuart Little, I mean I may have but don’t remember, but I don’t think I have, seems familiar, but can’t remember much from it. 😛

      • I’ve got a friend who actually moved to Spain. She used to live Spain, and then she moved back last Summer. But, yeah, it sounds really cool, and I wish I could go 😦 Too expensive, though
        For me, a majority of adventures are located on my computer. I rarely get out because there’s nothing out there that I can really do, except walk, and when I walk, it’s a reminder of how I have no space to run. It’s sad 😦 But, my brother wants to live in the country when he moves out, and I think he and I are planning to rent a place together initially, so it’s only a matter of time before I find a good place!

      • Well that’s cool! I have another friend who visited Spain for like the whole Summer, it sounds really cool from what I’ve heard!
        And that’s true, I probably wouldn’t do half of the adventurous stuff if my dad wasn’t for it. He’s always doing something crazy and fun 😛 And that stinks, do you have a bike? Is it possible to ride? And that would be awesome! The country life is amazing, especially if you get animals, it’s the best! 🙂

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