To the friends who are used to seeing me around these parts, you know I’ve been more or less MIA for the past month, and I miss you guys! My only excuse? Summer vacations. XD
I finished my first semester back at college a little over a month ago! And I did it with a 4.0!
So I’ve been treating myself this summer, and by that I mean I’ve been playing the ‘Yes Man’ game. Like in that Jim Carrey movie, where every time someone asks him to do something, he has to say ‘Yes.’ There’s no way this could backfire spectacularly…
So, after an open invitation, I packed my bags and went to San Diego with a giant group of friends at the beginning of May. San Diego is unbelievably amazing! Not only did I grow closer to an extraordinary group of people, I got to meet up with Marleepup for the first time, and she is just as sweet, genuine, and adorable in real life as she is online!
LOOK AT MY SHADOW BABY. GAZE UPON HER ADORABLENESS AND TREMBLE IN ADORATION.
Turns out, meeting up with an online friend is a lot like seeing an old friend after a long time. Five minutes of uncertainty, then a whole lot of happiness and laughter.
I'm related to two of the people in this picture. I'll let you guess which ones. XD
At the end of May, I went to Zion National Park with my family and a close family friend.
Zion National Park is breathtaking, and completely unreal. I spent the first day of my trip hiking to the top of Angel’s Landing with my dad and sister, which has a peak of 5,785 feet, roughly 1,500 feet from the canyon floor. The only way to get there is through a short walk, then a series of steep switchbacks. After climbing the worst of the elevation, all that was left was half a mile of narrow sandstone, with sheer cliffs on either side of our feet. Our only security was a chain, bolted into the top of the cliff.
Of course, every bit of information you can see about this hike lets you know that if a storm comes in, you should get off the cliff as fast as possible. And of course, a storm rolled in as we neared the top.
So we finished the hike. Obviously.
After surviving a massive storm on a crazy hike, the rest of the Zion trip went smoothly. Mostly because an older sister arrived, with four kids under the age of five so we were banned from doing anything too dangerous.
Needless to say, this has so far been the most sleep deprived, hectic, stressful, and altogether best summers of my life. And I’m not even half way through it!
In three days, I head out for MMT X- Massive Moab Trip Ten, which is a group of over two hundred college-age young adults who camp in Moab for one weekend, and go climbing, hiking, cliff diving; you name it. I am so. Excited.
… See you all soon! Hopefully! XD