I am now back in school! While it is good to have a schedule once again, I certainly enjoyed my time off this summer. Here is a look back at all my adventures.
I got to spend a lot of time with Sean and Tashena. My sister needed someone to watch them every Friday so I planned some adventures. We went swimming, had a picnic in the park, watched the movie Goonies outside at Snowbird, went bowling, went to a Salt Lake Bees baseball game, and spent our last Friday together at Lagoon.
I really love camping. When I say camping I actually mean living in the lap of luxury in my parents' motor home! My family went on an epic camping trip to Southern Utah and we were able to visit Grand Canyon National Park and Zion National Park.
In my opinion it's not summer unless you go on a road trip and I went on a great one with my cousin John. We went to see two baseball games between the Colorado Rockies and the San Diego Padres in Denver. The Rockies even won really big for us one night and we got to see fireworks both nights! So much fun!
One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to attend a performance at an outdoor amphitheatre. This summer I was very lucky to be able to see lots of great shows. The summer started with the Scorpions concert at the Usana Amphitheatre. Then I saw Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Murray Amphitheatre with most of my family. I took a little road trip with my Dad to St. George and was able to see Hairspray at Tuacahn. I went to a Utah Symphony performance at Deer Valley with Marilyn (one of my very favorite things to do). I saw Aida at the Sandy Amphitheater and then went with Marilyn to see Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Sundance in the same week! I closed out the summer with the CSN concert at Red Butte Garden (which was awesome). Whether the backdrop is red rocks in the desert or pine covered mountains, there is almost nothing better than watching a show under the stars!
Finally, I had the adventure of a lifetime when I went on safari in Kenya and Tanzania!
I was able to experience so many incredible things on this trip but my favorites would have to be seeing elephants in the wild (a dream of mine) and seeing a lion kill a wildebeest!
It was an amazing summer! I didn't read as much as I had hoped to (but I now have a giant stack of books to read thanks to Eric who always gives me books) and I only completed a fraction of the projects that I wanted to but I had a lot of fun! I am now really looking forward to the fall (my very favorite season).