Sick Day!

Today I realized it was Friday and time for my weekly blog post but then I realized that there was one ity bity problem… I had done nothing this week that was interesting and I definitely wasn’t doing anything today that was productive or interesting. So instead I am writing about my day off school, laying in bed trying hoping I wouldn’t be sick all weekend.

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I woke up and started to get ready for school even though I felt kind of sick and then my mom saw me and asked if I wanted to stay in bed for the day and rest and that meant a day off school so I said “okay” and got my pajamas back on and jumped into bed as fast as I could. Of course, like everyone who stays in bed for a day, I watched One Tree Hill on netflix while going in and out of naps.

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I forgot about the lunch I had with my aunt, Andrea, and my cousin, Bella. As much as I wanted to stay in bed I had to get up and go to lunch for just an hour. I asked my  mom if I didn’t have to go but she told me that it would be good for me to get up and get some fresh air for a little bit. So I threw on some comfy clothes and dragged myself to the car and then to lunch.

Well I hate to admit it but my mom was right. Lunch was fun and it felt good to get out of bed for a little bit. We all went to the Shop and it was delicious! I got the brutus salad, I hadn’t been to the Shop to eat lunch for a while so I forgot how good it was. After lunch, I dropped my cousin off at school and I got back into bed and slept for the rest of the day.

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So yea, being sick is very far from   fun but it happens.

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West Camino Cielo

Yesterday my dad, brother, FatG, and I all went on an adventure in my dad’s jeep. It is a 1986 jeep. We drove up around 4 and got home at 7 ish. After school we all met at my dad’s house and packed up some snacks and then we were off! 

 PSA: Driving in the jeep is the equivalent to driving through a wind tunnel so my hair turned into a huge not.

Anyways during the drive up the pass we were listening to music and it was windy but it was still hot out so we weren’t that cold. Then we turned left onto West Camino Cielo we drove all the way past the water tower and hit a dirt road. Then it was time for off roading!! 

 My dad drove for a while and took us up and down some pretty steep hills which was scary for me but all the guys were having a bunch of fun. The road we were on went all the way to Refugio Beach so we drove along it FOREVER. After a while my dad let my brother and FatG drive, I didn’t want to (but I recommend trying it sometime because I have and it’s super fun). 

 We finally hit another paved road after a few hours which was soooo nice. Then my brother asked if we could go look at Refugio Beach so we made a little pit stop there. Btw Refugio Beach is a beautiful place to camp so you should go check it out sometime.

After that we jumped on the freeway and headed home. I couldn’t tell you the rest of the drive home because I fell asleep on my friends lap during the drive home. 

 But I can tell you that when we got home we were all covered in dirt and ready to shower ASAP. Plus I was tired and ready to go to sleep!! 

Sunsets and Hammocks

Yes this week is another sunset post! But this time it’s at butterfly. I din’t do much this week and this was the only thing I had to write about. Anyways, I was at my house and had just finished homework when my friends Bella and Grace texted me asking if I wanted to watch the sunset. So I went to meet them at butterfly wall. Our friends Nico and FatG (Carlos) came to meet us too because they were at home bored. 

 When FatG and Nico got there started to set up these two hammocks that they brought. It took them forever!! We kept telling them that by the time they set them up and got comfortable, but they didn’t listen. Bella, Grace, and I just sat on the wall and watched the sunset while dumb and dumber were struggling behind us. The sunset was super pretty but it was really cold but we didn’t mind. The sun started to slowly set while our friends were slowly setting up the hammocks. We all had fun watching them set it up because it was pretty funny how much they were struggling. After a while they figured it out though. Finally they got settled in their hammocks which also took a while because Nico had to stand on FatG to get into his. They didn’t really think anything out that well. 

 Bella, Grace, and I were just laughing the whole time and taking videos and trying to watch the sunset. We all watched the last few minutes of the sunset in peace and then we heard Nico say “We basically missed the sunset” which we had already told him was going to happen. Then when it got dark we took the hammocks down, they were up for about fifteen minutes so I really don’t understand why they wasted time setting them up, and headed home. 

 Overall it wasn’t the best sunset but I was all my close friends so we made the best of it! You should go watch a sunset with your friends soon 🙂 
 

Mammoth Mountain

This spring break I went on a six day trip to Mammoth with my dads side of the family. There was ten of us in all: my grandpa, grandma, Charlie, Jen, Bella, Julia, Liliana, my dad, brother, and me. You could say it was somewhat chaotic, there was a lot of peoplein one house. I got yelled at a few times and got mad at others a few times… but that’s family.

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Day one: The first day was all driving. We left Santa Barbara at four after I got off of work. It was a later start then we usually get but it was okay. Liliana, Julia, Billy (my brother) and my dad (and obviously me) were in my dads car, the rest of the family was already in Mammoth. We got there around 11:30 and we were all so tired and when we got there but we had to unpack the car. We did that as fast as possible and we were in bed by 12:15 and excited for the next day.

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Day two: The whole family woke up early and were ready to ski/snowboard. Jen (my aunt) made us a huge breakfast that was delicious. She made us eggs and toast and cut up some fruit and coffee. We all ate and then got ready for the day. The first day was cold so we had to wear a lot of layers. Most of the family went skiing/snowboarding but my grandparents and Jen stayed behind. When we got to the mountain we were all super excited and ready to go. Since everyone in my family is at different levels we all took Canyon Express for our first run because it is an easy run and everyone could handle it. Bella was learning… more like teaching herself how to snowboard this trip and Liliana is a beginner at skiing so they stayed on Canyon Express and Schoolyard. My dad, Billy, Julia, Charlie, and me all went off and did some more difficult runs though. Then we all met up for lunch. After lunch some of us went home because we were tired. And by 5 everyone was home and it was time for dinner.

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Day three and four: They were pretty much the same as day two, It was snowing and cold and we needed a lot of layers. However they were somewhat different because Bella was able to go on the more difficult runs with the family and Liliana was getting lessons so she could ski with us on the last day. We also were able to meet up with our friends from SB which was fun. When we got back to where we were staying all the kids would go to the hot tub while the parents made dinner. After dinner we played charades, which my family gets very competitive about. And then it was off to bed.

Day five: It was our last day of skiing/snowboarding. Day five was different though because it was super hot. Very few layers were necessary, we were all just in snow pants and a sweatshirt. On the last day we met up with all of our friends that were up there and it was super fun. The only thing that was a bummer about the last day was that all of our faces got super sunburnt and by the end of the day the snow was pretty much all slush. Then it was back to where we were staying for a big family dinner and to pack so we could leave the next morning.

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Day six: We woke up at 8 and it was time to pack up the cars and hit the road. My friend Matty, one of the people we met up with in Mammoth was driving home with us so we also had to go pick him up. We all went to the Stove for breakfast and then we were off! Our only pit stop on the way home was Convict Lake which was a quick stop and very pretty. The rest is pretty boring… just driving nothing special.

Spring break was a success and very memorable!

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