It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Summer

May has been an awesome month for me. School has ended, summer and traveling has begun, and I was able to go on my annual family vacation.

May marks the end of the school year for me. I always anticipate the last day of school because it also marks the first day of summer. This year, I went and hung out at a friend’s house with some other people. We had a great time! I finished off the school year with a 4.5 GPA and I am currently ranked 3rd in my class.

Every year, my dad’s side of the family takes a family vacation. Last year, we went on a Disney Cruise. This year, we went to Aruba. Our trip to Aruba was amazing! We went snorkeling, deep sea fishing, took a jeep tour, and relaxed on the beach. Snorkeling was a lot of fun for our whole family; my favorite spot was the sunken ship. I did not go deep-sea fishing, but they caught barracuda that we ate twice that week; it was delicious! The jeep tour was another favorite of mine. We went all along the coastline and we were able to stop and take pictures with the beautiful and rocky ocean. Relaxing is something I do not do often, but I really did enjoy it this trip. It was nice to not have to constantly worry about something. Our Aruba vacation was a great way to start off the summer!

This summer, I will be traveling to California, Mexico, Tybee Island, and Wyoming. I will surf in California, Mexico, and Tybee. In Wyoming, I will be climbing the Titons with my dad and cousin William. In order to train, I am doing a bunch of “training hikes” wherever we are. At home in Tennessee, I enjoy going to Radner Lake. I am also looking forward to doing training hikes in California. I am very excited for the adventures this summer!

May was a good end to the school year and a great start to summer. I am excited for all of the opportunities that lay ahead and I cannot wait to see what God has in store for me. I will be filming weekly video blogs again this summer and will post them here, on YouTube, and on Facebook. Until next time… Save me a wave!