SUMMER!!!!!

Summers almost here!!

Plus only 23 days untill my birthday!! I’m SO excited!! Last year my birthday was on the last day of school but now its not.

I have so many fun things I’m going to be doing!! At the beginning of summer I’ll be going to the big apple with my dance team!! It’s going to be so much fun!! Afterward I’ll be going to south padre! My family goes every year and this year they said I can bring a friend!! Then I’ll be going on my first cruise!! It’s going to be so cool!! I just hope I won’t get sea sick! After that I’ll be taking a lot of dance classes to get ready for the next year and finally… I will be going to my favorite over night camp EVER!!! It’s called…….. RIOT!!!!

Riot is soooo fun!! It’s a church and we go on charter buses about 4 hours away and the place where we. Go is awesome!! It has really good food, games, team building, swimming, zip lining, shops, and my best friends in the whole world!! We have a small group together!! We met last year at riot and came life long friends!! I have been going to riot for around 6 years and I’ve never met really close friends!! There amazing!!!

I’m so excited about summer I can hardly contain myself!! It’s so close I can almost grab it and jump into summer!! I gotta go… I have to start my packing list!!

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Camping

Last weekend I went camping with my friends, my brother, and my dad.

We went to a campsite about an hour away.  I brought my hammock there so I could sleep in it. We got there and all night we just hung out and went exploring. At night we had fajitas and cherry cobbler!! At the end of the night my friends and I talked in our hammocks till we fell asleep.

When we woke up we had egg sandwiches. After breakfast we played jump rope with a long rope so like 5 people could join in! Around 9 we packed up and went on a 5 mile hike!! I assumed it would be terrible but it turned out awesome!! I was the leader of around 15 people!! Plus… I was the youngest!!

After the camp out and I was home I thought to myself… I really wish I could go on another! Then I asked my Mom ” what are we doing next weekend?” And she said camping!! I remembered that I had a Girl Scout camp out the next weekend! I got really exited and couldn’t wait till the weekend!!

Now its Friday and I go tomorrow morning!! I cant wait!! Instead of hiking 5 miles we are only going to be hiking 2. But thats ok because I get to bring my hammock again to sleep in!!

Last weekend was AMAZING!! But this weekend will be…EVEN BETTER!!!

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Utah: part 2

I’m in Utah!!!

The first day we got up early and went skiing!! I was skiing all day untill we had to come in to eat dinner.

My dad and I like skiing together every year so the next day, my dad showed me some really good slopes! They had 2 new ski lifts so we had to go try them out and see if it was worth it!! They turned out to be great! The slopes were easy so we could ski super fast down the mountain and race!

My friend Sarah came with me and my brother and cousin the next day to go up to the main lodge to play basketball! I was on a team with my brother, cousin, and another girl. We crushed it!! My brother, Kevin was the one who threw the ball in the hoop. I was the one who got it out of the players hands. And lastly, my cousin was the one who dribbled to the back of the court.

On our third day I didn’t ski in the morning because my family went to drop of my oldest brother to the airport because he couldn’t miss a lot of school. So that meant I was in the condo…alone!! I watching tv all day untill I went with Sarah to ski at night. We went on the lift, and as we got closer and closer… we got really exited!! We went up and down about 8 times with of course a hot chocolate break!! We were on our 9th run and we were at the top when the lights turned off!! We couldn’t see a thing!!! We got down, but as we got closer to the bottom, the lights turn off down their too!! We screamed!!! But we survived!!

On our last full day… my dad and I went to the new lifts in the afternoon. We went up to the highest lift — that took us 3 lifts to get up to— and started to go down. We were at the first lift when one of the workers told us that they were shutting down the lifts because a giant wind/snow storm was coming. He told us that we were the last people on the mountain!! We went up the lift and I stared to get scared. A giant gust of wind blew and made our skis lift. We went down another slope and I skied the fastest I could because all I wanted to do was get down. We went on the 2nd lift and they told us to come inside the operator room because the wind was up to 70 mph!! A snow cat came and picked us up. (its a giant snow mobile that can carry a lot of people) We were saved!! After that my mom came and picked us up.

Today!! Right now I’m sitting in a airport chair typing this!! Our flight isn’t untill 8:00 but we had to come at 3:00 because my cousins flight is at 5:00. That means I’m not going to get home till 1:00 in the morning and tomorrow morning I’m going to school!! I still have homework to do for math but not a ton so I’m doing all that on the plane!!

It’s only 6:30 here but 7:30 in Austin!! I’m going to go watch a movie before I have to start my homework!! I’m counting the months untill next year when I get to ski again!!

 

Utah

In 7 short days, I’ll be getting on a plane going to Salt Lake City!!

I go to Salt Lake City Utah every year with my family! I’ve been to almost every where in Europe: but my favorite place in the whole world is Utah.

I love the winter…and in Utah there’s always a fresh layer of white powdery snow!! Normally, when we get there we drive into the city and stop and this place called The Pie! They don’t actually serve pie there: they serve pizza!! They make there pizzas really big!! My cousin Daniel, my grandma and grandma, and some of my mom and dads friends families come with us every year, so we normally get one pizza to feed all of us — so that means its a pretty big pizza!– we always love going there when we come.

After the pie, when we are all really stuffed full of pizza… we get back in the rental car and drive farther into the city. My dad and my grandpa love stopping at a store and grabbing “adult sodas” before going to the condo. We also stop at the grocery store and get food for the week because we will be going in the mountains and it takes a while to get back down.

Later after the shopping… we are all finally ready to start driving it where we stay. It takes about an hour to get up the mountain, so we make sure we bring something to entertain us!! My dad always turns on the radio, but as we get farther up it starts getting staticky. We can always feel when the air starts getting thin when our ears start popping and feeling weird.

At last, we reach the condo. We check in in a different building that has a pool, hot tub, basketball, games, and food. After we have our keys we get back into the car one last time, and drive a little farther up the rode. Soon, we get to the condo. It looks like a big log cabin, we walk in, and we see 4 doors. Two upstairs and two downstairs. My grandparents, my cousin, and brother get one downstairs, my parents, my oldest brother, me and my friend Sarah get one upstairs and. Then my parents friends get another one upstairs.

Thats it!! We do that every year!! We do most of our time snow skiing and hanging out in the other building with games. I can’t wait untill those 7 days pass!!

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