Well the February earthquakes in 2011 were different for everybody……. but I was going to Australia, I was excited,happy and nervous.
You're probably thinking why were you nervous, well I was nervous because when I was little I would watch movies of planes catching on fire and exploding, and me being that kid I was, I thought that the plane we went on was going on explode into 100,000 little pieces.
Ok this is how it started. We were in a dark red van with everyone going to Australia crammed in the back of the van and let's just say it was very cramped.
Then we arrived at the airport, it took us so long to find a park, it was not funny. Anyway we ended up getting a park. We had to use three of those cart things that you put your bags and suitcases on and again, me being that kid I was, I got my cousin to stop and I sat on all the bags and you know what happened... well I fell off and grazed my legs and they started to bleed. Luckily it wasn't too bad……
Then this lady said time to board if you're going to the Gold Coast, “that's us” my mum said. “That's our flight”, so we hopped on the plane and I fell asleep.
And all of a sudden I was woken up by this heavy metal music thanks Taane…..
Then we arrived at the hotel, there seemed to be a lot of pools. I remember there was some sort of cave and I wanted to go in the cave and pretend to be a cave woman but….. we had to wait till the morning…….
‘It’s the next morning and again, me being that kid I was, I woke up my cousin Kaya and her dad, and we went to the cave that had a hot tub in it. We sat at 6 in the morning waiting for everyone else to come join us……...but they didn't come till the last person was awake, and ready………then they all joined us until we went out for lunch. We packed a lunch and we went to a park close to our hotel and then we sat down…….then there were some huge red ants and they started to bite us or something because we had red marks all over our arms and legs……. so guess what we did? We went to the pools and we had a swimming races with my brother, you should know Te Manea, and three of my cousins Taane, Jayda and Tailla and they all went to this school…...My mum didn't want us to go in the deep pool because well it was deep but we still did…….
If I had to talk about all the fun and happening things then you would be here a very long time, thank you.