Thursday, 27 August 2009

I've just spent

a lot longer than I expected working on my blog. But I'm really pleased with it right now. My good friend Alyssa linked me to www.bloggerbuster.com, which is full of sweet info. And I've added a banner I've had in mind for a while. Have you checked out Four Year Strong yet? Their an American alternative / hardcore / punk / country (-just kidding) band, and were better than New Found Glory when I saw them headline live in London. Remember my post about it? You can find it here. Anyway, I now need to get on with life. I'm gonna actually try to post more on here from now on...
We'll see how that goes. :)

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Wanna read about the most epic holiday ever?!

We’ve been back for over a week now, and I’ve only just got round to writing this. We got back from probably one of the best holiday’s I’ve ever been on last Thursday, after enjoying a chilled, sunny month away from England… We flew into Calgary from Heathrow on the 14th of July, meeting Scott and his mum at the airport. It was like we’d never been apart… We were just like “Hey, how you doing?” It was sweet. It had been a long flight, so it was nice to get back to their house. We had a nice light dinner, and then went to bed pretty early. But then I was up early the next day, what with me being in different time zones and all, and so I went outside to watch the sun rise and take pictures. It was so fresh and peaceful outside… That day – well, that whole week really – we just chilled out in their house and around their town, getting over the jetlag and chilling. We ate lunch before heading to the nearest shopping centre, where we bought some stuff and ate some more. That evening we saw Harry Potter 6. I was so excited to see it – even more so because I’d been to the Premiere! :P It was really such a great show. I thought it was so funny that there was British humour in it, and no-one was laughing at those jokes but me! Later on that week, on the Friday, we went to the Temple, which was really nice; it was really good to do work in another Temple than our own. That evening, we heard there was a party at one of the lakes, and went along… It was sunset by the time we got there, and there were a lot of kids there; some I knew who were Scott’s friends, and some I didn’t. I knew we were going to a lake, but I didn’t think we’d be actually swimming, so I didn’t bring any swim gear with me… The beach and lake was really so stunning – it was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. Becca, Scott’s sister, offered me some of her shorts if I wanted them, so I tried them on. I looked like I’d dropped straight out of the 60s in them – I looked pretty stupid – but I wore them and went straight into the still, calm water of the lake, which was reflecting the orange sun disappearing below the horizon. Being in that lake, just relaxing, watching the sun set, surrounded by still, glossy water, with some kids chatting and fires glowing on the beach in the distance, was one of the greatest moments of my life. It was so calm, and, really, just beautiful. One of those moments you didn’t want to ever end… But of course it had to end. It was so cold as we got out. We went to Becca’s car and put the heating on full. We had a bit of a party on the way back, playing sweet tunes, driving through the dark. There was Becca, my sister, and myself in the car, and Becca and I were trying to catch a mosquito which was flying around in front of our faces – we’d already been bitten like heck. Suddenly Becca saw a deer in the road ahead. It sounds cliché, but everything really happened so fast. We all looked up, and saw the doe in the middle of the road as the headlights lit it up. Becca braked and swerved to the right, as the animal started running in that direction. It was right in front of us, and if we’d swerved any more, we’d have ended up in the ditch and flipped the car. There was nothing we could do. The impact was immense. I just screamed and closed my eyes, but not before I saw the eyes of the doe on the side of its head. There was a huge noise and jolt as the car came in contact. As I opened my eyes, Becca was frozen still, and we got her to pull over. We said a prayer, and phoned her parents. The windscreen was almost shattered and caving in on her side – thankfully we only hit it’s head. Everyone was fine, but we we’re all shaken up quite badly. We didn’t have to wait too long before there was someone with us, who helped us get back to their house. We we’re really blessed and lucky to not be hurt – at all… The next day we’d planned to go tubing down the river. I didn’t really know what to expect; I’d never been before. We got our tubes, put on sun cream, and said goodbye to our parents. We knew where we were going to get out, and they left a truck there for us to drive home in, complete with towels. So, we started on our journey down the river… I soon got my first injury of the day, hitting my back on a rock just about 20 minutes in. That wasn’t fun. It was so peaceful as we were just floating down the river, surrounded by the natural world, with eagles soaring overhead in the sunlight, and the soft sound of the river flowing. The first hour and a half to two hours was really nice, really fun. I soon began to get hungry and thirsty, but knew I had to wait it out – I just didn’t know how long. There were so many twists and turns in the river, and we often split up, having to make our way back together again. I ended up going down most of the river on my front… Cutting a very, very long story short, by the end, we’d experienced horseflies biting, tubes bursting, singing, hunger, dehydration, sunburns, scratches, and rashes, and let’s not talk about trying to get out of the river… :P We found out once we got back to the truck that we’d been out for five hours. We we’re so glad to get back to the house, and enjoy food, drink, and warmth! We drove down to Provo the next day. It took 16 hours or so. Yeah. It’s not the most fun drive, but we stopped periodically for food and toilets, and I got to play on Becca’s Mac for a lot of the journey, so time passed quite quickly…
Everyone that’s already been to a session of EFY will know that it is one of the greatest things ever. That’s why I was so excited for my second session in the States. We were going to the BYU week 9 session, just like last year, and once again, I was rooming with Scott. Jake, one of my friends from back home, was in our group, next door to us. I was seriously so, so excited to be back at EFY. We got there, registered, and went up to the dorm. One of the first things we did was hang our flags at the window – the Union Jack and the Canadian flag. Our group this year was so cool as well. In our company, Many Soulz, we had two male groups and two female groups. It’s always so awkward meeting the other groups the first time you meet as a company, but it can be quite funny at the same time. You have to introduce yourself and whatnot, ‘mingling’ with everyone. Scott, Jake, and I hung out together, and the rest of the group soon found out we were from out of the country. :) The week went by so fast, but it was the greatest thing. We were busy all day everyday, and then stayed up late into the night, talking to each other, or calling up girls. :P Just like last year, I got my voice heard on the very first day, again during the FHE. I put my hand up to answer a question in front of the whole group – which, this year, consisted of about 1200. I got a roaming mic, and began to answer. It wasn’t long at all before everyone realised I was British. Plus, it was Eric, one of the counsellors I was tight with last year, who gave me the mic, and he was laughing when he saw it was me… The lessons this year were just absolutely, amazingly brilliant. Our teachers included John Hilton iii, and, my favourite, John Lawson. Bro. Lawson is one of the greatest teachers I’ve ever ever had, and he’s literally the funniest man I’ve ever seen. Better than any comedian I’ve ever heard of – his stories are simply legendary. The Tuesday dance was so good. Everyone just had such a great time. And, of course, I danced with some amazingly cute girls – seriously, I don’t know what it is, but the girls in the States are so gorgeous. Then, the Thursday was pretty much officially the greatest day of my life. It was a pretty normal day, but it was so good because I was at EFY, I was surrounded by incredibly fit girls, we were in the Variety Show, and then the Musical Program and Testimony Meeting later that evening was… indescribable. We had auditioned for the Variety Show the day previously, before Games Night. It went very well, and we found out later that evening that we had made it into the show. I was so excited. We were doing the ‘Potter Puppet Pals: Mysterious Ticking Noise’ sketch, made famous by Youtube. It was Scott’s idea, and I directed it – not that there was much to direct. It all came together so well, and being up on stage actually performing it was just brilliant. Those who knew what the heck we were doing and knew the sketch loved it, but I guess the others didn’t have a clue! Haha, it was so awesome though… Then, during the Musical Program and Testimony Meeting, I felt the Spirit the second most I ever had in my whole entire life. I was in tears, just feeling so amazingly peaceful and happy – then again during the Testimony Meeting. Almost anyone that was there would definitely agree. Scott and Jake sure would. It was intense, but the greatest thing ever. By the time Friday had come round, I couldn’t believe it was all over. None of us wanted it to finish. During the free time after the service project, we went bowling, just hanging out and chilling together, spending every moment we could together with our new best friends. Before the dance that evening, me and Nate – one of the cool kids from our company – went to eat in the Cannon Centre; we’d been in the Morris Centre the whole week, and the food wasn’t really very amazing. Plus, all week, the girls from our group had been eating in the Cannon Centre, so we didn’t get to sit with them or eat with them, which sucked. So, Nate and I paid $10 to get in, which we thought was a lot just to eat dinner, but oh my, it was so worth it. It was the greatest meal we’d had all week. It was a huge, modern room, full of all the food you could possibly want. Different dinners, deserts, cereals, drinks, fruits… There was so, so much. Nate and I were just in absolute awe. We couldn’t believe we’d not been in here all week. We only had ten minutes to eat dinner, but could not leave, so stayed until we were full – and afterwards, we really were full. Plus, we got to eat with some of the girls from our group. Afterwards, we had to quickly change, and meet our company for photos. We didn’t care that we were late; we were happy, and we were full. Before the dance, I arranged for all the guys in our company to buy roses for all the girls – it was so cute. They absolutely loved the flowers, and I got a kiss off one of my crushes for it! :P The dance was over too soon. Again, I danced with such beautiful girls. In fact, I enjoyed the two greatest slow dances of my life during that dance. Wow. Great memories… We really, really, really didn’t want to leave everyone… EFY is the greatest thing ever. But, as of Saturday morning, it was over…
We got picked up from our dorms bright and early, and went to eat in Denny’s nearby campus. That week, we stayed in Provo, in a gorgeous new Marriott Spring Hill Suites. Scott and I had our own room, which was just so incredible. It was so modern. Just try to imagine it. Yep, that’s it. That week, we hung out with amazingly cool kids almost everyday – starting with the Saturday, as soon as we got back. We only stayed in the room a little while, before we went straight back out to hang out with a couple of the girls who were in our company – Diana and Janelle. They drove us around their town, showed us their school, work, houses, and we got snow cones. We had to be back to go out with my family for dinner and meet some other people we hadn’t seen for a while, but then later that night, Nate came and picked us up, and we went out to hang out with a huge group of kids all from Diana and Janelle’s school etc. That night, Jake taught me how to backflip on ground, and I successfully landed one for the first time in my life, after just a few attempts. Also that evening, we met a bunch of new kids, and some from last year – Lexi, who I met at EFY last year, turned up, and it was so good to see her again. :P We were supposed to be playing night games, but it ended up just being a social event – which ended abruptly as we were all attacked with water balloons. I got hit square in the face. It was really quite funny. :) The next day, we drove for too long to meet some more people at Church, after which we went back to their house to have dinner. After dinner, Scott and I just crashed out. I was sleeping on a chair and Scott was sleeping on the floor after literally slinding off of the piano stall. Apparently we were out of it for two or three hours. EFY really takes it out of you, eh?! When we woke up, we went for a drive to see their horses, and then got to ride their quad bikes. That was fun. :) When we got back to the hotel room, we were on the phone to Jake, and Scott invited him over to sleep (he was staying with his sister just round the corner). It was so good to all be together again, and chill. Monday – the start of a new week – we went to Seven Peaks water park, where we were planning to meet up with my Aunt, Uncle, and cousins who had driven down to see us. I’d only been in the water park a couple of minutes and got changed when some girls from EFY recognised me, and came over to say Hi. Also while we were there, we got to hang out with Kasee, one of the cute girls we liked from EFY. It was a really good day, going on the drop slides and water slides. We got Kasee and her sister to go on one of the drop slides before the end of the day. If you’re reading this, hey Kasee! You know I love girls that go on the drop slides! :P Haha! Finally, our family came to meet us, and we got to see them for some of the afternoon. I went on the drop slides with my younger cousin as well! He did good; I wouldn’t have gone on them at his age! We left the water park in the late afternoon, and went and hung out at Diana’s house again. She had some friends over, and we had a pretty legit time to say the least. We were really busy on the Tuesday. Granddad joined us, and after lunch at the Golden Corral, we hiked up to Timpanogas Cave to go into the caves at the top. I thought this was gonna be a five minute walk up a hill – I was so wrong. We climbed about 1000 feet in just over about 2500 feet of footpath. The path climbed up the side of the mountain, and we had spectacular views of the valley below. The caves were really cool too – and so cold. At one point, the guide turned off all the lights inside the cave, and it was pitch black. You could not see a thing. It was a sweet experience, being inside the caves. But then we had to make our way back down… I was pretty exhausted after all this, and crashed out back at the hotel for a while, but then got up and visited with our family who joined us back at the hotel. On Wednesday, we had such a good time. We had arranged a date for the evening, and were really excited about it. As part of the date, we wanted to go to Jump On It – a room filled with trampolines on the floor and walls – in the afternoon, but in the end it ended up just Scott, Jake, and myself going. It was so much fun! But as we we’re going in, we paid our eight bucks, had to sign the disclaimer, and then because we were under 18, we needed parental permission, so I had to call Mum so she could talk to the guy and let us in! I soon found out why – within fifteen minutes, we all had injuries of some sort, and were all exhausted. I twisted my knee landing badly from front flipping off of the island in the middle onto a tramp. I had a timeout and then felt alright. But we kept going, and had such a laugh. We got some really good videos as well. Before we had to meet up at the restaurant for our triple date, we just had time to get back to the hotel room, freshen up, and buy flowers. We went to the Olive Garden restaurant, and waited for the girls to turn up. Jake and Scott were taking a Janelle and Diana, and I was taking Lexi. Sitting in the restaurant lobby, I just asked them if they were nervous too, and I’m glad I wasn’t the only one. They looked so beautiful as they walked through the doors, and we stood up and gave them the flowers, which they loved! The meal was really nice, we were talking about a bunch of different things, and the food was good. I couldn’t help but keep looking at Lexi… :) Once we were done, Lexi had to go to work at the local pool, so we said goodbye, and then went with Diana and Janelle to meet some other people. That night, I got to see Megan and Sidney, who I’d been talking to for a year on FB since I met Megan at EFY; it was really so good to meet them finally! I was really excited. I met their friend Mandi, and then we just hung out, and went to a store, then to their houses. I just enjoyed spending time with them. They’re so legit. I could’ve stayed with them all night, but soon Dad came and picked us up. The next day, we headed to Salt Lake City, where we met some people for lunch at Downtown Chuck-A-Rama, and then headed to the Gateway shopping centre. It was such a nice mall – it was so clean and modern! They had some really good shops down there, and everything is really pretty cheap… I wanted to buy some new sweet kicks, and some Abercrombie and or Hollister merchandise. I didn’t leave unsatisfied. I got the coolest low-top Converse you ever did see, a bunch new Abercrombie and Hollister tees, and some Abercrombie jeans which were reduced. Heck, over here an A&F tee costs £36, over there, $30. It was amazing. I loved it. :D From there, we headed over to the Oquirrh Mountain Temple, which was holding it’s open house. It’s really amazing; from the top of the hill the Temple is on, you can literally see two other Temples… incredible. Just before we went in, we met the older sister, and her husband and children, of a missionary currently serving in our ward. They’re really cool. We slowly made our way through the Temple, which was really good to see. But we all felt a bit disrespectful, being in regular clothes, not having had time to change. Inside the Temple was so nice. It was the second Open House we’d been to, the first being the Twin Falls, Idaho, Temple, and we didn’t really like how it was just one long line filing through; last time we were taken in groups, and had time to take it all in and enjoy the Spirit. This time we made our way around in one long line, and only got to actually stop in one of the Sealing Rooms. Still, it was a good experience. After the obligatory refreshments, we made our way to their house, and then onto Café Rio, before heading back to the hotel. The next day, we actually went to see a missionary who served in our ward who had only just got back home the week previously! We went to have lunch with him and his family after going to their home, and seeing their beautiful garden – and their llamas! Haha, they were funny. The food at the restaurant was real good – I had buffalo beef for the first time! It was good… On our way back to Provo, we got to stop off to see Shelby, one of the girls I liked from last year. We were trying to find a day when we could see each other, and I’m so glad we did see each other! She hasn’t changed a bit, and is still great. :) Scott and I met two of her 120-something cousins, her sister, her mum, and Grandma, and then went out to get slurpies. I really wish we had slurpies and snow cones in England. Why don’t we?! They’re so good! So then we just went to her basement and chilled, and talked, and laughed. We could only stay an hour, but it was a real good hour. That evening we were supposed to be leaving to head back up to Canada, but we decided to stay two more days. :D Nate came over that evening, and we went up to the BYU campus to hang out, and see if we could see any of our counsellors from EFY. We just walked around for a bit, and then got a Subway and left to go back to the hotel. The Nate got a call from one of our counsellors at EFY – “Can you bring us a pizza from Little Caesar’s?”! Hahaha, so we went out and got him the pizza and sides he wanted, and drove it over to him. It was all very secretive, and he came over to collect the goods, took it back inside then, came out with the money. We were talking for about half an hour, and he told us some of the funniest stories from EFY that week, including him getting locked in the Stadium toilets for almost an hour! I’m not even going to try to retell it, because I could do a nowhere near good enough job, but it really is a good story! That night, Scott and I stayed up talking and talking, about so much stuff. We were up until 3am, but it was such a legit chat. The next day was the Saturday, and we had absolutely nothing planned, which was excellent. So, we hung out with girls… All day. From midday to midnight. :D Nate, Scott, Diana, Alyssa, and myself hung out all day, and then were joined later by Jake, Sidney, Kati, Jody, and a bunch of other really cool kids. That day, we had a musical jam – I learnt how to play violin! –, went to the store and bought some stuff, made Scott a birthday cookie, played games, chatted, and then watched a movie. I got to know and love these kids even more, and we had a real great time together. Plus, Alyssa gives a mean back rub. Just to let you know, if you happen to ever meet her. :P It was really so sad to leave that night, because we knew we really were leaving for good this time. As soon as we got back to the hotel, we called up Diana, Alyssa, and Jody, and was on the phone with them late into the early morning. I was on the phone until I couldn’t keep my eyes open any more… It was good times. Sunday morning, we went to Sacrament Meeting at BYU 82nd Ward (apparently there 240-something wards… Epic, I know), and we all bore our testimony, which was really great. But then it was time to leave Provo, and make our way up to Idaho. We were so sad to be leaving. The drive up to Rexburg was boring. Like, really. I fell asleep for some of it, but it wasn’t much fun. That night, we were staying with a family who came over to see us earlier in the year, and we really welcomed to their home. We had a great dinner, before heading over to tour the BYU Idaho campus, which they live very close to. Before we went to bed that evening, we enjoyed a music evening, playing instruments and learning songs… The next day, we got up and ready, and enjoyed a cooked breakfast, before getting back in the car and continuing our journey back to Canada. I wanted to text all my friends from the holiday, using up all the texts I had left, but I got absolutely no signal all the time we were in Montana. It wasn’t cool. It was a boring trip. Really. I was so happy to finally reach the border, which meant we weren’t far.
Being back in Canada at Scott’s house was good. For him, the holiday was over, but for us, we still had over a week left. But it went by so fast. Again, we chilled and enjoyed life – what else?! The Tuesday we spent pretty much doing nothing, recovering from the epicly long journey. Then on the Wednesday, we went into town to the shopping centre. In the evening, we went to the local theatre and saw ‘Leader Of The Pack’, a show about Ellie Greenwich who wrote hits in the 60s and 70s. It was a pretty good show… The next day was Scott’s 18th birthday. That was an excellent day. He wasn’t really excited about it, and didn’t really wanna do anything, but Becca and the rest of the family got organising a surprise party for him. I helped by stealing his phone a couple of nights while he was asleep earlier so Becca could get all the numbers she needed. Later that evening as we were eating dinner, everything was ready, and they just needed him out of the house to get his friends over. So Becca got one of Scott’s friends to call him, and tell him his Grandma spotted a cougar in his back yard, and they needed to go and hunt it. I’ve never seen Scott move so fast – he ran downstairs and grabbed one of his guns, and ran to his car. I was in on it, and just kinda said “Oh, well, can I come along?” He drove so fast to his friend’s Travis’s house, and we jumped into his truck to drive across to the edge of his ‘yard’ – it was huge; quite a few acres of foliage, trees, bushes, and open fields. We got out, Travis gave me a rifle, and we began to ‘hunt’ this ‘cougar’. It was really so funny. Travis and I were going along with the whole idea, with me being jumpy and pretending to be scared, looking all around me, while Travis was making up so much crap to keep Scott convinced; we heard owls hooting, and Travis told Scott that one of the owls has seen the cougar, and was warning the other owls of the danger – it must be over there somewhere… I pretended to see something moving in the field in the distance, and kept checking through the scope, until Travis and Scott shot at it in case it was the ‘cougar’. Scott was trying to climb up trees to wait for the animal, and even peed up a tree to attract it. Travis and I were just going along with it, and laughing so much inside. We were wondering around, ‘searching’, wasting time for about an hour, until we decided it was time to give up – ‘it had probably left by now anyway’. By then, Becca had called Travis’ sister and got her to tell us to come back for cake and presents. After one last drive around the area to check it really wasn’t there, we gave up, and just as we were about to leave, I casually asked Travis if he wanted to come back to Scott’s for some food; there was plenty of it. So, we got back to Scott’s. I was so excited to see Scott’s face when he saw all his friend’s, and realise the whole thing was a hoax. He came in, went straight downstairs to put his gun away, and just as he was coming back upstairs, his friend’s jumped out at him. His face was priceless. It was such good times… The evening from then on was so good too. We had some food, and then went to the pool… It was a heated outdoor pool, and us kids had it all to ourselves. There was a diving board, and a ball to swing off of into the water. We had such a blast. We were doing flips and aerials off of the board into the water, and having competitions seeing who could dive the furthest and highest etc. Just a genuinely great evening. Then, everyone came back to Scott’s house again for cake and games and whatnot. It ended up being a really great birthday, and he really enjoyed it… So did I! :) The Friday was also a lot a lot of fun. In the afternoon, we went to hang out with some kids in the next town along; his girlfriend lives there, and he knows a bunch of other cool kids. We began with a rollerblading tour of the town, as the girls showed us all the sights and told us all the tales. We stopped in the skate park as well, and had a go on the ramps… It was a good experience! All us boys were injured in a matter of minutes, with Scott faceplanting the half-pipe, and another kid saving me from smashing my head on the ground. Haha, we soon left and carried on the tour… But that really was fun! When we were done blading, we switched back to our shoes, and walked over to someone else’s house – I don’t even know who it was, but everyone’s so friendly! – where there’s a game called Slamball. Slamball consists of four square trampolines in a square shape, with two people on a team, and you have to bounce up and shoot the ball into the target. Yeah, that’s not a very good explanation at all, but I hope you’ve got some idea. Well, this was ridiculously fun. Hahaha we had such a laugh… We finished the evening off going to a girl’s house and having a party, playing music, games, and drinking slurpies. What a way to live it up, I love it! It’s so cool to just meet new people and hang out. We didn’t get home much before midnight that night either. At the weekend, we went to a National Park, watched some fireworks, watched a really funny play called ‘The Ark’, and went to Scott’s local ward. The Youth Sunday School lesson was so good at Church. Sunday evening, we went to a private fireside about the geography of the Book Of Mormon, and it was very interesting. By the time Monday had arrived, I couldn’t believe how fast the time had gone. Dad, Becca, Becca’s niece, and I went to Logan’s Pass that day, in a National Park. It was so beautiful. The views and mountains and lakes were so stunning. We were driving up and over these mountains, past waterfalls, and stopped at some of the most beautiful lakes and rivers I’ve ever seen. It was really amazing. Later that evening, we were joined by some more kids, who come over to hang out, and we played Spoons and other games, then made ‘smores on a fire Becca and I built earlier. I thought it was so nice to sit outside in front of the flickering orange fire, feeling the warmth on my body as I stared into the distance, looking at the stars. I just love sitting in front of a real, burning fire. I find it mesmerising. I didn’t go to bed early that night. In fact, I was up until 2am, just talking with Becca and Scott’s mum. I can’t even remember what we were talking about, but that we were having a real good discussion… Tuesday was our last real day. We spent it going into town, grabbing a Subway before going to the golf driving range, and then go-karting. I thought I was quite good at driving golf balls, but apparently I’m not… :P I got a couple of good shots after Becca showed me how to do it properly! But I was good at the go-karting. We got ten laps, and I was determined to beat the others. I left the pits third, and got the hang of the kart and the track, then bode my time, waiting for just the right moment, before overtaking the two in front… I kept up my position right until the end, carving my own route into the track, drifting around the corners and pelting down the straights. I had so much fun. Oh, and then I lapped Becca before the end. :P Haha, we had such a great time… For dinner that evening, we met up with Scott’s other sisters, and ate in the Cheesecake Café. We wouldn’t see them after that, so had to say our goodbyes after the meal… They’re really such awesome people. It was sad to say goodbye… As it was the last day, I wanted to go hang out with Scott’s friends again, who I was now friends with too. So we stopped off in that town, and played soccer until they were free. It was great to hang out with Scott, and play football, just chilling and having a laugh, then cruising with music blasting. That’s what I call a great friendship. We went to Scott’s girlfriend’s house, and then another girl I met the previous time came over and joined us. Just for old times’ sake, we went out rollerblading around town. It was dark, and the stars were shining. We wanted it to last forever, but we had to get back… We took the rollerblades back to the person we borrowed them from, and then just stopped and lay in the road, watching the stars. In just a few minutes, we saw three shooting stars. It was legit. We said goodbye, and the drove fast back home… We stayed up that evening talking about EFY, and the rest of the holiday. It had been so so good. Wednesday morning we really didn’t want to leave. But we had to. Scott and I didn’t get up until midday, and then chilled out and took our time. I’d already packed most of my case, so didn’t take long to get ready and go… We ate, and just stayed with them a little longer… Saying goodbye was pretty tough. But we did it, and we left for the airport…
The plane ride home wasn’t too bad. There weren’t many people on the flight, so we could spread out, and each had quite a lot of room. I had two seats next to a window to myself, and after watching a crap film, stretched out and settled down for sleep. I got a good sleep. Just before we landed in Heathrow the next morning, we flew right over London, and it was impossible not to be impressed by the sights… It was so awesome to see the city from the sky, passing over the familiar landmarks. Part of me was happy to see England again, but I really missed the US and Canada so much… It really was one of the greatest times of my life. :)
I hope you enjoyed that block of text. I enjoyed the holiday…

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Alma 29: 1 - 2

That's all I'm gonna say...

I've been having the greatest time of my life...

It's been absolutely incredible, and I've loved every second...

I'll get around to writing about it sometime later.

But it has been just immmense.