This summer my family took a vacation to Jamaica with the Kerns and Workman families. We were there this past June and it was absolutely amazing. It was like no other place I had ever seen before. Growing up in southern Ohio, I have been exposed to many hills and beautiful scenery, well the hills here can't compare to the ones I saw in Jamaica. Once you were at the top of one, all you could do is look and see the tops of thousands of other hills. It was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. I didn't get to spend much time at the beach because each day we did something different to experience all we could while we were there. We swam with the dolphins, snorkeled with sting rays, went to Bob Marley's house, zip lining through the rainforest, and touring through the beautiful country side. We stayed at a hotel called the RIU. We stayed in a Riu in the Bahamas when I was 15 and we were supposed to go back when I was 18. My dad told me that he would take me and Chris Kerns back when we were 18 so we could go to the casinos and things. Well since my dad had passed, my mom took it upon herself to be the one to fulfill the promise my dad had made. She felt it would be too hard for her to go back to the Bahamas so we decided to go to Jamaica. When we asked Chris Kerns to go, his parents felt the need for them to go because they wanted to help keep my mom company. Soon we invited the Workman family to go with us and just make it a big friendly trip. My sister has a very good friend Jana, she has had some family problems in her life and she feels very comfortable with our family, we have accepted her as one of us. She is a real sweet girl who we love very much. We took her along with us too. So we ended up taking 11 people to Jamaica with us. We of course only paid for ourselves, but we all went at the same time and stayed in the same hotel. It was a blast and I hope someday I will be able to go back, whether that be with my current family, or the one I look forward to starting someday.