THE TROLL FAMILY'S VACATION
written by Debbie Williamson
“Troll Mother!” exclaimed Troll Sister, who was sitting in the hallway taking her winter boots off. “I’m so cold! When is spring going to be here?”
Troll Sister and Troll Brother had just come home from school. It was a blistering cold day.
“Sooner than you think, my Troll Dears, sooner than you think,” said Troll Mother, tucking a magazine behind her back, and smiling from ear to ear.
“What do you have there?” asked Troll Brother, being one not to miss anything.
“None of your business,” said Troll Mother. “It’s a surprise!”
“Oh, that figures,” said Troll Brother. “Why are we always the last to know about surprises around here?”
“Because,” said Troll Mother. “When you do find out about this surprise, you will be so happy!”
“Happy isn’t the word for this surprise,” said Troll Daddy, coming into the hallway.
“Troll Daddy,” said Troll Sister. “You are home from work early today!”
“Not really,” said Troll Daddy. “I’m on vacation!”
“Vacation!” said Troll Brother. “How could you be on vacation when you are standing right here in our house? Once Bobby Troll’s parents went on vacation and they went far, far away!”
“Well,” said Troll Daddy. “This time tomorrow, all of us are going to far, far away!”
“Far, far away!” clapped Troll Baby, walking up behind Troll Daddy.
“What is going on here?” asked Troll Sister.
“We are going on vacation,” announced Troll Mother, happily. “We are going to Florida tomorrow morning!”
“We are!” exclaimed Troll Brother and Troll Sister, happily.
“Wait!” exclaimed Troll Sister. “What about school?”
“Now you had to go and mention that didn’t you,” said Troll Brother angrily. “Now we aren’t going to be able to go on vacation.”
“I’ve already talked to your teachers,” said Troll Mother. “You two have done so good in school this year that they don’t have any problems with you going away.”
“Oh boy!” exclaimed Troll Brother! “This is great!”
The Troll family were very excited about going on vacation to Florida. They didn’t sleep a wink all night. The next morning everyone was tired but excited. They couldn’t wait to start their vacation.
It took the Troll family about two days of driving to get to Florida. They had rented a mini-van for their trip.
“When are we going to be there?” asked Troll Brother. “I want to see some palm trees!”
“Palm trees, palm trees,” said Baby Troll excitedly, pointing out the window.
“We are here!” exclaimed Troll Brother, happily.
“Oh look at the orange groves!” exclaimed Troll Sister, excitedly. “And, look at the orange juice stands!”
“Juice!” cried Troll Baby. “I want juice!”
“Me too!” exclaimed Troll Daddy, who was hot and thirsty from driving.
The Troll family pulled over to the side of the highway and drank fresh squeezed orange juice until their thirst was satisfied.
“That was good!” exclaimed Troll Mother.
A few hours later, the Troll family stopped at their hotel in Daytona, Florida. It was a wonderful hotel with a swimming pool, tennis court and a miniature golf course.
The Troll family had a great vacation but soon it was over.
“Wow!” said Troll Brother, getting into the van for their drive home. “That was fun!”
“Yes it was!” exclaimed Troll Sister. “I especially loved the white sand beaches!”
“Me too!” said Troll Mother, holding up a small jar that she had filled with seashells and white sand.
“Now we can take a piece of Florida home with us,” said Troll Brother, laughing.