I placed my last shirt into the already over-packed suitcase. Today marked my last day in America. For a few months, anyways.
I had always dreamed of London and Europe, since I was little. I couldn't explain it if you had asked me; I've just always been fascinated with London and walking the streets and meeting people and seeing things. Now I was actually going to live there.
My dad walked into my room. "You ready?" He asked.
"Yeah, just a sec," I answered. I grabbed my wallet off the bed and pulled on a pair of Toms.
My dad had offered to spend my last day with me. We were going to go into town for a bit before coming home and playing video games together like we did when I was young. We still do now that I'm older, just not as much. Both of us have busy schedules. But I love my dad more than anything in the world. He's all I've got left. Leaving him will be the hardest part but I will always come visit and he can definitely come to London, where I can show him around.
Anyways, so Dad and I went to downtown Dallas and walked around a bit. Downtown Dallas can have some pretty sketchy areas but it is one of my favorite places. Dad took me to this little diner off of 5th street and I showed him the park. We spent hours there. Finally, we came home and pulled out Left 4 Dead and Assassins Creed. Those were two of our favorite games to play together. Stealth and zombies. What fun!
Later, we decided to have a big feast dinner. So, Dad called up Pizza Hut and ordered 3 large pizzas, wings, bread sticks, the lot. It was one of the best days I had had in a while.
That night I went to sleep feeling exhausted, nervous, excited, and scared. But most of all happy.
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The next morning I dressed in flight clothes, sweats and a T-shirt that said "Baylor Bears". Dad helped me load all of my bags into the car. I only had a suitcase and a carry on. The rest of my stuff would come separately or on the next trip home.
Dad drove me to the airport and we said our goodbyes. I waved back at him as I walked through the tunnel. Then I stepped onto the plane.