Summer 2016 is officially over for me.
Here is a overview of what happened:
- I went to Miami the first week of summer. I love exploring new places, I wish I could describe how colorful a city it is. I had a lot of fun.
- I worked a summer camp. Kids fell in love with me, I got a black eye, and I ran around barefoot giving piggy back rides and eating snacks. My kids were the craziest group and I tried to control that the first two days. Then I decided to just join the madness. They asked me to come back next year, which is surprising.
- I had a small crush, but I’ll never see him again. I think he was going to ask me to go on a date with him, but I was preoccupied, and didn’t notice until later. Oh well.
- I left two days later for the western side of the USA. Lots of car time, lots of whining from my little brother, lots of Ellie Goulding, One Direction, and Taylor Swift music on full-blast so I could drown it out.
- We stopped at this campground. I was swinging when this 17 year old boy joined me. He asked for my name, age, and where I was from. I told him. He told me Florida was the ugliest state. Excuse me. I told him his state was a no-name state, and that if they didn’t have a national monument no one would visit them. (I was really angry that was the first thing out of his mouth in this conversation.) That hurt his feelings. I proceeded to get off my swing and leave.
- Yellowstone National Park. I tried to climb over a railing; there was a small ledge, I would have been fine. My mom said to ‘get my butt back over here.’ She then bought a book called Death in Yellowstone. It’s actually really interesting. I told her I still wanted to go camping in the backcountry, and she gave me the ‘are you stupid?!” glare.
- My little sister got some embarrassing footage of me singing Goodness Gracious in the car (and doing the electronic beats), but I quickly deleted it.
- I ate ice cream almost every day. Yellowstone has really, really good ice cream.
- Banff National Park. It is stunning–I love it there. Canada is beautiful, and wildflowers grow everywhere.
- A marching band from Denmark was there. One of the guys smiled at me. Note: I was so lonely in this part of the trip that I almost hugged him, instead I just smiled and waved.
- SEATTLE. I am in love with Seattle. I think Seattle’s in love with me. It is so magical. I got coffee in the original Starbucks, and in another Starbucks. The baristas were so nice, and chatty, they didn’t mind when I had to pay in change. And I swear we passed 20 writers at least. I just knew when I saw them. And guys there is a restaurant in the Space Needle, it would be so cool to go on a date there. (Keep dreaming girl.) Oh! and there is artwork everywhere and museums.
- My grandpa passed away. I’m still recovering. His funeral was last Friday, and it was really hard.
- There was this whole week where L and I just socialized the whole time. The first day was just ok. because I forgot to eat a lot, and passed out. I was the only one awake too, so it was one of the scariest moments of my life.
- Church camp. Agh, it was so amazing. I got my highest score in mini golf ever too, 79 (don’t laugh I know it’s horrible.)
I think that is about it. I hit all the highlights at least. The one disappointment was that I didn’t fall in love. I was expecting it to be like Grease, and find this cool guy when we traveled. Then he’d magically be here when school started. (I’m being sarcastic. I never expected this.)
So onward! Into school (YAY!) The study hall reject is back.