264. A Visit to Statue of Liberty
It has always been a dream of mine
visit New York. My parents always talked about
to New York, but we never went. I
a lot of things about New York, but
thing that I really wanted to see was
Statue of Liberty. My parents aren't from the
States, but I was born here. They saw
Statue of Liberty as something more, not just
something people wanted to go see and take
My parents never saw the Statue of
because we lived in Texas. They crossed the
, and longed to see the Statue of Liberty
their own eyes, but never got the chance.
decided that I was going to fulfill their
. I finally saved enough money for a plane
, and went to stay with a friend that
had met at home but now in New
. We talked over the Internet, and she told
that if I ever got the chance to
to New York, I could stay with her.
called her the day I got my plane
"Guess who's going to New York," I said.
started yelling and saying that it was going
be a lot of fun. I told her
my first stop had to be the Statue
Liberty. She told me that she couldn't wait.
I got out of the plane, I couldn't
how cold it was. I got my luggage
met my friend outside of the airport. I
her and we got a taxi to take
to her home.
When we got to her
, she showed me her room and told me
would be leaving for the Statue of Liberty
an hour. I took a shower and put
two sweaters. We got a taxi, and went
see the Statue of Liberty. It took a
, but we finally got to the island. I
't believe the Statue of Liberty was right before
eyes. I started crying, and felt my parents
right here with me. I always felt like
foreigner in this country even though I was
here. Now I understood why they wanted to
the Statue of Liberty so much.