At A.F. Junior, the last "real" day of school is always spent doing something fun for the 9th graders. For the past two years Seven Peaks was the destination, but this year we went to Lagoon, and this is where I spent my day yesterday. It was a good time! Really. I screamed to the point where my throat hurts still now. I went on the Samurai for the first time and loved it! I had Dippin' Dots which was delicious. It was a little ridiculous, though, when Taggart and Kasey (the two lovely people I was with) decided to be hilarious and make me laugh. I didn't notice until after I was done laughing I had had bad manners and had given the table a little bath of Rainbow Ice juice.
I got to go on the Colossus (which for some reason had its name changed to Fire Dragon) with Hannah Price who is probably one of the most hilarious people I know. We screamed like men the whole time, and when the ride was over, she told this funny story about how when her brother took some girl to Lagoon for a date, they went on the Colossus, and his date who was screaming, suddenly stopped. About two seconds later she regained her consciousness and continued to scream.
The Lagoon day ended with sunburned arms, dirt caked feet, droopy eyes and sore muscles, and a good talk from the wise Mr. Bryson. He opened my eyes to the bigger picture and for that half an hour I was able to listen to him, I know he changed just a little bit of who I am.
Needless to say, I had a great time at Lagoon. I had a great time during this school year, and I am really sad it's over. I really do love school even if, at times, it becomes. . . a bore? I loved my classes this year. I loved my teachers. I loved Hannah Price who is going to P.G. next year. I loved getting close with Alyssa Simpson who I know will always be there for me no matter what. This summer I'm determined to have fun. I'm determined to accomplish all that I need and want to do. I am determined to thrive.