My handy dandy blanket and I
It was twenty degrees colder at the beach than it was back home
Yesterday I went to Crescent Beach in Scarborough, Maine with Tait and his mom. However, we didn't pick the best day to go to the beach. It was cold and windy the entire time, and we didn't get to go in the water because of it. I was totally bummed that we didn't get to swim, but at least I brought a blanket to keep warm, and I grabbed some sand to prove that I was there. What a day.
June 27, 2016
So I've been keeping up with this YouTube Channel that does daily news reports for the part three or four years. They source all their info about things they talk about in the descriptions of the videos. The channel itself is called Phillip DeFranco, but the websites will come from a variety of places.
The story that stood out to me this week was one that touched my heart. The Westboro Baptists Church (aka: the worst people to ever exist) stated that they would protest a memorial service for the victims of the Orlando shooting, saying things such as that they deserved to be killed because of their sexual orientation. After hearing this, many people stood together to make angel costumes with wings big enough to block out the hate speech coming from these truly evil people. Beautiful stuff.
Fun fact about me: I've lived in New Hampshire for eight years. And out of those eight years, I had been to Cathedral Ledge 0 times. However, that all changed when I googled the nearest state park to the Weather Discovery Center. We drove up to the top, and it was actually pretty neat. Tait pointed out a bunch of recognizable landmarks, which was pretty cool, however, he did respectfully decline my request for him to do a back flip off the un-fenced edge, which was kind of lame, but at least the rest of the experience was awesome. I even brought my uke for even more jams, though not pictured. And also, I couldn't find a map for this one either. Am I looking in the wrong spots? Am I going insane? Probably both, I don't know anymore. But again, I guess that's what Google is for.
June 24, 2016
Like I said, I designated Tait as my AP Bio scavenger hunt person (even though he graduated, and didn't even take this class, but that's besides the point). So naturally, we dedicated the entire morning to doing some easier, knock-it-off-the-list scavenger hunt stuff. So the first thing we did was show up to the Weather Discovery Center. We didn't actually know we had to pay to get in, but since we now were three dollars less than where we thought we would be, we decided to get our money's worth. Not only did we go into the shack, (even though Tait got annoyed with the noise and ended up emergency stopping it, causing me to ride solo for the full round #2) but we also had lots of fun with the tornado, the air cannon, and the little windy sail boat thing which Tait eventually raged out at because I was "hitting all the wrong buttons" (I call baloney on that).
June 24, 2016
I'm not going to lie to you here, when I first saw geocaching on this list, I had no idea what it was. So I figured I would get the app, yknow, just to see what happened. Well, while I was in the park with Rhiannon and Brady, I got a notification saying there was one near by. One what? One geocache I guess. I didn't really know. (Disclaimer: since I hardly know what one is, I definitely don't know how to set up a tournament, but bare with me here, I'm trying.) But of course, in the name of AP Bio, I dragged both my friends down the street, from the park to about Flatbreads. We were walking around pretty aimlessly trying to find...I dunno...something. Then this man from the info kiosk names Vinny brought told us he knew where it was, and led us into the neighboring alley. (A little weird, I know, but hear me out.) From there he pointed out something on the telephone booth. It was a bottle cap with a magnetic bottom. We unscrewed the top, and all wrote our names on the paper inside, before putting it back where we found it. But yeah, that was my first geocache experience. Can't wait to find more (I think).
June 20, 2016
Earlier that day, (I don't know why I didn't write this one first, silly me) I had performed at the Fairy Festival at Cranmore. Not only was the event outdoors, but it was free and there was music. Pretty good music too, if I do say so myself.
June 17, 2016
After the previous day of Apples to Apples, I had decided that Tait would officially be the individual I drag around all summer in an attempt to complete this list. So the next day, I had him drive me to the Madison Boulder, which is a state park according to the official NH State Parks website. However, of course, their information sign was under reconstruction, so no map could be obtained, but I'm sure I could get one offline or something. I even brought my uke to play some sick jams.
My summer began as any good summer would: with a solid game of Apples to Apples. Tait's grandmother had come to stay with them for a bit, and after a long day at the lake, we all figured that an Apples to Apples game would be ideal (and not to toot my own horn or anything, but I absolutely destroyed the competition). *toot toot*
June 16, 2016*
*I know this wasn't technically summer yet but
A. Tait had finished school so it was techincally vacation for him and everyone else.
and B. I should be praised for starting my summer assignment early. You don't see me doing that for any other classes, do you?