Christmas day was coming, Duncan’s family planed to go to Palm Springs to have a warm Christmas.However,teddy who is the second girl in the family had made another plan. She wanted to go to her friend’s hometown which is located in Las Vegas firstly and then go to Palm Springs. But her parents thought she was not independent enough to go a strange place by herself and disagreed with her.
December 24th,everyone was ready to board the airplane Beside Teddy. When the family get on the plane , the video broadcast that the plane was overloaded and they would provide a free ticket to everywhere for you if you were willing to transfer to another plane. Hearing that, Teddy was excited for that it was a chance to prove her independence and ran out of the plane cabin with luggage in her hand quickly. Almost at the same time,her mother Amy got off the plane for worrying her. It happened so quickly that the father and brothers did not realize what had happened. As Teddy and her mother arrived at the front desk,they were told that there was just one ticket for them and the ticket was three days later. Hearing this,Teddy was surprised. Because three days later, the Christmas day was over.
At 12:00 am, there was no choice but took a bus to Palm Springs. And taking a bus need 24 hours to get there. At that time ,the father and brothers had arrived there. Her mother vomited in the bus due to she was pregnant .Thus other passengers felt disgust. And at 3:00 pm, the bus got to a small town which was in suburb and stopped for a while. So Teddy and mother get off the bus to breathe fresh air. However, when they went back to bus, the driver did not let them in for mother’s sickness and drove the bus away. Mother was so unhappy and crying. Teddy also was hurt and wanted to cry but she did not,because she wanted to prove that she was independent. Then Teddy ask the local people where they can get a taxi and got the answer that there was a car rental shop in five miles. There was no any bus so they decided to walk there. At 4:00 pm, they arrived at the car rental shop. They went into the shop happily and asked for a car to rent. Unluckily, the shop owner told them that he was a new one and did not rent cars. This news hit them. Teddy and mother thought that this Christmas was bound to be imperfect. At that moment, the shop owner said he had a old car and he can sold to them. Hearing this, they smiled and agreed. Nevertheless,they were surprised when they saw the old car because the car was really very old. Even so they still bought the old car and drove to the destination. At 9:00 am in December 25th they arrived at Palm Springs . In addition, they got together with the father and brothers.
Finally,the duncan’s family had a happy and warm Christmas Day. Additionally, mother believed that her young daughter was really independent and she can do things greatly by herself now.