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My Passport Essay

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My PassportTurning the corner, hoping the hostel was where was supposed to be from the map, my dad and I spotted my mom across the street. With a smile I waved and scampered across the street to her. With a sigh of relief, I went up and hugged her with the feeling of safety that we were in the right place. We walked together into the hostel, and as the door opened, a warm rush of air from the hostel hit my body, almost dropping me to the floor in relief. Walking in, I scanned the lobby and spotted some couches by a fireplace. After a long chilly walk across Paris, that would be my final destination. My mom and dad followed along, and we sat around the fireplace. That was when my mom asked me that long expected question, "What happened?" We had been two weeks into our three-week trek across Europe in a group of eleven. The group included my family with my uncle and two other friends. At the time we were in Cinque Terre, Italy. The next morning we planned to leave by train to Paris.Waking up was pretty hard since we basically had walked the previous day. Every inch my body moved felt like needles piercing my insides. Yet, I got myself up and got ready to go out to the train station. Our whole group was out there on time for the train, and we all had sleepy expressions on our face due to the early start. A few minutes later, I could hear the train coming down the tunnel, and when it got close, a gush of air came swarming out of the tunnel. It almost felt like I was in a hurricane. When the train halted to a stop, we all hopped on and got seated; and off we went. About five minutes in, I checked if I had everything on me, such as my passport.I checked for where my passport would usually be, but it wasn't there. Looking through the rest of my luggage, all I found was the tube of toothpaste I had lost earlier that week. Suddenly I realized I had put my passport under my pillow the night before, though I'm not sure why I did. Knowing where it was made me a bit calmer. I told my group about what had happened, and they decided that my dad should go back with me to get my passport. The problem was that we had a reserved train to catch from Milan to Paris, so we knew that we would end up being separated from our group until we got to Paris.At that point, my dad and I took the next train back to Cinque Terre, and the rest of our group went on to Milan. On the way back, all that was going through my head was how stupid I was to leave my passport and how I might be ruining the trip for the whole group. When we got back, I basically ran back to the hostel, hoping it would be where I left it. To my luck it was, and you can imagine the relief that we both had. Yet, the "amazing" adventure was not over. Now we had to figure out how to get back to our group in Paris, one way or another.When we got back to the station my dad, as any dad would do, took up the reins in...

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