One of my favorite things to do when I’m on break from school is to go on a road trip to somewhere typically not too far. I live in New York, so short drives to places like Montreal or Chesapeake Bay are some of my favorite destinations to go to. There is an unexplainable comfort that comes along with riding a car along a stretched highway. Although I love traveling to other countries and other far away areas, airplane and train rides are too uncomfortable for me. I assume it’s because I’m stuck in an enclosed space with strangers for a reasonably long time. However, in the car, I’m with my family, and we can do generally anything we want without being bothered. We call the shots on where to eat, or when to stop for snacks. We can blast any music we want to play and play road games as loud as possible. Additionally, I also get extra leg space in the car, making the experience far more comfortable than any train or airplane seat.
I really love the ocean. Especially on warm summer days, the ocean is not only a relief from the heat but also a refreshing change for all the senses. The ocean makes me feel things that nothing else could imitate. Like, for instance, the smell of the ocean, which is indescribable on its own. There is a light scent of sea salt, but not so much that it becomes overbearing. There should really be more ways to describe scents. The most exhilarating part of the ocean for me is the noise though. When looming waves crash into the sand, a roar almost like a lion is released and rings in my ears, along with seagulls nostalgically cawing in the distance. It’s almost as if the song of the ocean gives me some sort of energy, I always feel like I can run for miles as long as I hear that noise every now and then. The feeling of the ocean is incredible too. Nothing will ever even come close to simulating the feeling of sand wiggling through your toes, as the seawater washes it away. Just writing about the ocean makes me feel miss it already. The sight of the oceans is absolutely breathtaking. It amazes me to think that the ocean can spread so far and wide, like a giant blanket covering the Earth, so large that I can’t see the end. Next summer, I plan to visit the ocean as much as possible. Instead of collecting seashells or building sandcastles, I just want to sit there and stare at the scenery.