What is summer all about? It's about the sun touching your cheeks like a long lost friend; it's about taking trips to places you've only dreamed of; it's about the smell of sunscreen lingering on your skin for weeks on end. I'm sure everyone takes trips for the summer and has a great story to tell. But my trip was special because it was my first trip to Europe ever. And not only that I had spent virtually all year preparing for the trip.
"Preparing?" you might ask. Well, I started preparing at the beginning of August when I received a wondrous pamphlet in the mail. It gave me the chance to explore Europe the coming summer. At first my mother denounced the idea all together, stating, "It will cost too much." I didn't have my hopes up in the first place, because in all the years I've been alive I have received many pamphlets like that.
A couple weeks later my mother told me that the next day we were going to a meeting. I had no idea what she was talking about so I asked her. "Well, that meeting about Europe, of course!" she exclaimed. (As you can see, my mother is very indecisive.) So off to the meeting we went. At the meeting I learned that the program was run by an organization called "People to People" and that it was to promote peace throughout the world. I also learned that if I chose to do this program that it would cost close to $7,000.