Rachel’s Family Vacation To Fame
There once was a small town named Fame. Fame had many different kinds
of people and animals living there.
Rachel and her brothers were so excited about going to Fame. This was
going to be there family vacation.
“Everyone aboard?”, ask Rachel’s father. “Aboard!”, said Rachel, her
mother, and two little brothers. As Rachel’s father was driving down the road,
one of Rachel’s brothers spotted something moving in the field beside the road.
“STOP!”, Rachel’s brother shouted. Rachel’s father hit the brakes very hard. “I
am sure glad I had my seat belt on!”, Rachel said softly. “What is the matter?”,
Rachel’s father ask.”A Dear! A Dear! A Dear!”, Rachel’s brother shouted
excitingly! “Look at the rack on that big ole thing! I bet I could hang clothes on
it!”, one of Rachel’s little brothers said. “Oh my!”, Rachel’s mom said. “Hang
clothes on it, Hugh?”, replied Rachel’s father. “Can we keep it?”, ask one of
Rachel’s little brothers. “No son. We cannot keep the Dear. We have to start
moving on down the road, if we are going to make it to Fame on time. O.K.!”,
Rachel’s father said calmly. “O.K.!”, everyone replied.
As the day turned to night, Rachel’s family had finally reached Fame.
“Population 1230!”, one of Rachel’s little brothers said.
“I am going to go and get a room for all of us to sleep in tonight, then I will
be right back.”, Rachel’s father said. “O.K.!”, everyone replied.
Rachel’s father finally came back and took Rachel and her family to their
room. The room was nice, and smelled like a lavender flower on a spring day. It
was full of nice golden tone furniture, and the beds were high above the floor with a
floral curtain hanging around them, floral print on the bedding
of the beds, and the T.V. was as big, if not bigger than an elephant. Rachel was so
happy her family came to Fame for their vacation.
Rachel heard someone in the background talking. She turned and looked
and no one was there. Rachel went to her mother, and ask if they had company
or something? “Why do you ask, love?”, Rachel’s mom replied. “I heard, or
thought I heard something or someone talking in the background. Oh well!”,
Rachel said, as she went out to swim in the swimming pool with her little brothers.
“Twenty more minutes and we are all going in, cleaning up, and getting pj’s.’s on!
O.K.!”, Rachel’s father suggested. “O.K.!”, said everyone. Time was up, and
Rachel and her little brothers went to their hotel room, cleaned up, brushed their
teeth, and put their pj’s.’s on.
“Light’s Out!”, shouted Rachel’s mother. “Time to get some sleep now!”,
Rachel’s father said. “We have a new day ahead of us in the morning, and I want
everyone to have a good nights sleep!”, Rachel’s mother said.
“Goodnight Mom and Dad!”, Rachel and her little brothers shouted! “Good night
loves!”, Rachel’s mom replied as she shut their light out. “Good night kids!”,
Rachel’s father said softly as he was dozing off into dream land. Rachel’s eyes were
heavy themselves, and she was getting really sleepy. She turned her head and
looked over at her little brothers, they were a sleep already! “I sure wish I could go
to sleep that fast!”, Rachel said softly as she rolled over on her stomach and shut
The entire family was sleeping pretty good. Snoring was abundantly
feeling the room, and snorts were coming out of one of Rachel’s little brothers. The
wind was calm outside, and the stars were twinkling in the sky.
Rachel finished saying her prayers to God quietly, and finally went to sleep.
The morning was here, and the sun was bright. Rachel yawned and
stretched as she woke. Her brothers were still sleeping, and Rachel decided to let
them rest. She was going to get dressed and explore the hotel. Rachel brushed her
teeth, combed her hair, and put on her brown shorts and pink t-shirt with her Nike
tennis shoes. She was ready for the world, even though the world might not be
ready for her. Rachel giggled at the thought, an easily opened the door to the hotel
room her family was staying in. It creeped a little, and Rachel wondered if the door
needed to be oiled. Rachel thought she would mention that to someone at the front
desk of the hotel. She quietly closed the door, and went on her way down the hall.
She could see a lot of the hotel residents waking up for the day, and Rachel found
them interesting to watch, even though her mom told her it was not polite to stare,
so Rachel sighed and went on to see if there was breakfast somewhere. She knew
her tummy was getting hungry due to the noises it was making. As Rachel went on
her way, she found a lady cleaning a hotel room. Rachel ask the lady if there was
breakfast somewhere. The lady grinned at Rachel and said it was on down the hall
and to the right. Rachel thanked the lady, and off she went down the hall, to the
right. She saw they had a big buffet of fresh cut-up fruit layed out, with donuts,
juices, muffins, cereal, and even packets of oatmeal. Rachel was amazed at all the
great food choices. She thought to herself, WOW! What should she have?
Rachel was having a hard time deciding, when a woman’s voice whispered
fruit and juice in the background. Rachel turned around to see who was talking to
her. As she turned, there was no one there! All she seen where two men sitting at a
table eating there breakfast, so Rachel decided to walk over to the men and ask
them if they said anything to her. As Rachel walked, she heard a soft lady’s voice
ask her if she was hungry or not? Rachel turned back around. There still was no
one there! Rachel got scared, an excited at the same time. Could this hotel be
haunted, Rachel thought? No way it could be, Rachel told herself. She knew that
her parents had taught her there was no such thing as ghosts and hauntings. But,
this was the first time Rachel ever had an experience with voices and no one to see
who made the voices. This is really weird, Rachel thought as she turned around, an
got her some fruit and juice. As Rachel was finishing her breakfast, she heard the
same voice ask her if the food was good? Rachel turned back around and started to
look all around her. Still, she saw nothing. No one was there! The two men who
were eating at the other table were even gone! Now, it was time for Rachel to find
the desk clerk, and tell her about the creeping door, and go back to her family’s
hotel room. This is getting to weird for me, Rachel thought as she was throwing
away her trash from breakfast.
As Rachel was walking to the hotel clerks desk, she heard the same voice
again asking her if her breakfast was good? Rachel ignored it, and kept walking.
When she arrived at the desk, the hotel clerk ask her if she needed some help?
Rachel replied, “Yes, and Thank You for asking! The door to our family’s room is
creeping really bad! Do you think it might need to be oiled?” The clerk smiled at
her and said, “You may be right Miss! A lot of these doors are creeping! It could
be the woman who walks the halls looking for her daughter!” “What are you
talking about?”, Rachel said nervously. The clerk leaned over the hotel counter,
and told Rachel of a story about a woman and her daughter who had checked into
the hotel to stay the night, when a horrible thing happened. Then, the woman’s
daughter went missing, and no one could find her. Finally, the clerk told Rachel
that the woman would not leave the hotel. She stayed there for the rest of her days,
looking for her daughter day and night. Rachel thought maybe this clerk was
making this story up, when the clerk said, “Here is a picture of the mother who’s
daughter went missing. The hotel manager, at the time, took it from an old
This hotel keeps it hanging on the wall to remind all parents to keep an eye on their
children, so nothing like this happens again. That is why it is a rule of the hotel’s;
children should always have a parent with them at all times. Where is your
parents?”, the clerk ask Rachel. “I am going to meet them in the family hotel room
right now!”, Rachel shouted! She ran as fast as she could back to the hotel room,
opened the creeping door, closed it as quietly as she could, and went to check on her
little brothers. They were up and and getting ready for the day, with no thought of
what happened in this hotel at all, Rachel thought to herself. “We better keep it
that way!”, Rachel said quietly to herself as she walked in to see her parents
for the morning.
Thought Process and Critical Thinking:
1. Where did Rachel’s family go on vacation?________________________
2. What did Rachel’s little brother see in the field?____________________
3. How did the family hotel room look like?________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.
4. Why did Rachel leave the family hotel room? Who did she see?____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.
5. Do you think the hotel in Fame was haunted?_____________
6. Do you believe in ghosts?______________________________
7. Have you ever had an adventuress experience like Rachel, while on a family vacation?_______ If so, on a separate piece of paper, write about your adventure. Remember to add, Who, What, Where, When, and How. Have some fun with your story.
8. On a separate piece of paper, draw a picture of something that happened to you, while on your adventuress family vacation. Have some fun with your drawing.