By Dara Watson (Dawson Creek, B.C.)

This was my first first time going on a trip. I went with my boyfriend, David. We went to Courtenay, BC to visit our friends.

It was my first time to even fly on a plane! We flew from Fort St John to Courtenay.  I was scared and nervous to fly. The trip took about 4 hours to get to Courtenay. I was proud that I was brave and got on the plane.

I saw lots of sights while on the plane like the big sky, mountains, and lots of little towns below.  There was in-flight service with snacks and soft drinks.  West Jet really treated us well and were respectful of people who have diverse-abilities.  They helped to calm me down because they knew it was my first time ever flying.

When we landed in Courtenay I thought it was very beautiful town to go to for a holiday. We stayed at our friend’s house for 13 days.

My boyfriend rented a car so we could go see other places.  We went for walks, visited lakes and other towns like Comox, Fanny Bay and Campbell River.

We also went to Combs where we saw goats eating grass on the roof of the restaurant!   We went out for dinner and we also saw the job site where our friend works at Courtenay golf course. We went to town of Qualicum and walked on the beach.  We also went bowling, listened to music in the park and shopped around at different stores.

I loved Courtney so much. I would love to go back for another holiday.  My advice to other people is to try new things even if you’re nervous.  It’s worth it!

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