Family Vacation. Filed Under: Essays. 2 pages, 778 words. Never once did I expect to meet all the obstacles that came along with this trip: flight cancellations, long layovers, and a late arrival. However, good or bad, nothing was going to ruin this vacation for me and I was going to make this trip, one for the books. It was 3 a. m on a Saturday morning. My mother came in to wake us up. It.