my special thing was a difficult task. I have been given many nice
things. Among my many possessions, an important but somewhat unusual
item stands out in my mind. My special thing is a bottle of water and
rocks from the Loch Ness, in Scotland.
It is special because, unlike a postcard or magnet, it is real. It
is something you can touch, bringing back many memories. This bottle
went everywhere with me in Europe. To me it holds more than water and
rocks. It is a bottle filled with stories and adventures that were
shared by my family. Along with the many memories it contains, it's
also fun to say, "We went to Europe and I got this," or "Yeah, it was
difficult, but I wrestled Nessie and this is what I won!"
When most people see my special thing, they either laugh, or look at
me funny and say sarcastically, "Great." I can't really expect it to
have the same effect on them that it does on me; it is one of those
things you have to experience. To me it?s a treasure; to them it's a
The trip I took to Europe was an incredible experience. I will
always keep this bottle of water and rocks because it is a little
memento of that unforgettable vacation.