Is your summer over already? Mine is. I keep thinking about, how much fun it was. I visited my grandparents, made a summer business, saw some of my friends, learned to cook, travelled a lot and had a barbecue with my family.
It was two months ago that my siblings and I arrived Cameroon on the 10th of June to spend the summer with my dad. Once we arrived we spent a few days in Douala before setting out on a road trip to kumba, Bamenda, Ekok, Nigeria and Limbe.
For a start, my parents wanted us to visit my grandparents. Our first stop was to kumba to see my mom’s parents. My grandmother was so happy to see us. My granddad was still at his Job, so my mom suggested that we go surprise him at his Job (principal of a school). His office was supercool. My sisters and I pretended to be principal and secretary while at his office. We all went home after that. My cousins, Tracy and Kylie came to visit and we had so much fun playing with them. In the evening, we all gathered around the table to eat a really good dinner of rice, chicken stew, pepper soup and some pork. Tracy and kylie stayed for a sleep over.
The next morning, we said our goodbyes, gave hugs and took some pictures before heading out to Bamenda to see my other grandparents (my dad’s parents). The ride from Kumba to Bamenda was longer than I expected. When we got there, I was so happy to see my grandma, grandpa, my friend Marita and my aunts. We spent a whole week at my grandmother in Bamenda’s house. My cousins in Bamenda came to see us (Stacy, Forchu, TJ, Caleb, Jordan and for the cutest…Shawn. Let’s not forget, their mom…my aunt Vera). After a week of eating, playing and just being with family, my sisters and I went with my dad to Ekok and Nigeria while my brother and my mom went back to Douala.
The ride wasn’t so long actually. Ekok was very hot but we survived anyway. The next day we went to Nigeria which is very close to Ekok. There we ate some ice cream, biscuits and chicken at this very beautiful hotel. We didn’t spend the night in Nigeria. We went back to Ekok. Did I mention that we found some homeless little puppies at our backyard in Ekok? We had no idea how they got there. But they were really cute.
We returned to our house in Douala after a few days, we couldn’t wait to get started on our summer business. My sisters and I came up with this great idea to sell candies and chips this summer. It was a great experience. We sold at the Bonamoussadi market. Even though, we had so much fun, we also did have some challenges. We had difficulties speaking in French, giving change and it was super-hot outside. Other than that, lots of people bought our candies and chips. After selling in the market for two days, two of my mom’s friends bought the rest of our candies and chips. We were so grateful. We gave them popsicles in return to show our appreciation. We still haven’t spent the money we made from our business.
Our cousins Charles and Franklin had come to spent some days with us. We couldn’t wait to start my dad made plans for all of us to visit Limbe, the town of friendship. We went to the beach, ate some delicious grilled chicken and plantain tapee. We had plans to back to the beach the next day but it rained cats and dogs in limbe that day. Too bad, we couldn’t spend more time at the beach like we wanted but this was my best part of the summer. We returned to Douala and had a great barbecue at home with my aunty mama and uncle Dede. I can’t wait for next summer.