Summer is a vacation?
I apologize for my long hiatus in blog entries, every time I sit down to write out a blog I’m either called away to do something else or am simply too tired. Â But that is no excuse, and I apologize to my readers. Â So let’s rewind and start at the beginning of what so far has been a very exciting summer.
I spent a week in Las Vegas with Drew and his parents (the Monday that Jason was in his accident). Â It was absolutely amazing. Â Of course, we saw the strip, but we also went to the surrounding mountains. Â We explored Red Rock Canyon and the Hover Dam and even went to a winery (yes, in the desert). Â And if I have one suggestion to all those who may make the journey to Las Vegasâ€”drive to the mountains, (you don’t even have to hike if you don’t want to) and experience the breathtaking views! Â Hiking in Red Rock Canyon reminded me of how much I love hiking and being outside and how much I really want to develop my interest in backpacking into an enthusiastic hobby.
There are too many things to say about Vegas so here’s the cliff notes: we saw Blue Man Group, went to The Tournament of Kings, explored the gorgeous hotels, saw dolphins, and of course, tried my luck at the slot machines, my highest winning was $20 and that’s when I called it quits.
So then I came home to help out with Jason, take care of the dogs and work at the concession stand I’ve been working at since high school. Â Now in these last few days before I head off to Kentucky I’m scrambling to finish packing my room, helping out with Jason (who is now home … home being my parents’ house), getting my car ready for the 6 hour drive and generally helping out around the house.
I’m excited for this next step in my life; for the people I will meet and the experience of living in a motel for the better part of three months before going back to school for my senior year. Â There are so many new adventures and I can’t wait to share them all with you, so stay tuned!