Also, notice I finally had the balls to ombre my hair! Ye.
I also went REAL camping for the first time in my life over the summer. Twice. A bit sad that it took me twenty years, but hey, late is better than never! The first time I camped at Donner Memorial State Park. Here I am floating on Donner Lake. It is literally like swimming in a beautiful glass of ice water. So COLD! My second camping trip was in the Stanislaus National Forest, where I camped at the site of an old Miwok village. I stayed with a lovely Miwok family (and some ladies from the neighboring Mono tribe) and learned the ways of their ancestors. It was a pretty eye opening experience.
In April, I won a trip to Las Vegas for the Academy of Country Music Awards Show. Pretty freaking cool. I brought along my Texas friend and boy, did we have a good time! Luckily, we both secretly like country music, so going to a Jake Owen concert, a Tim McGraw concert (that will be on TV this month apparently), and the ACM awards was awesome. We also did a lot of people watching, buffet eating, poolside napping, and of course had to get our dance on. Also, we ate A LOT of food.
And last but not least, a couple weekends ago, my mother and I ran off for a spur of the moment trip to visit my sister in Humboldt. Here they're acting like goobers on the beach. It was a much needed weekend of relaxation and girl bonding time.
So, looking back on my last year and a half, I actually did a lot more than I thought! I've always had a heart full of wanderlust and I seem to have fulfilled a lot of it. Hopefully the rest of this year will be just as adventurous! And now that I have a real camera, all of my pictures won't look like a terrible mess. Ah well, now that I have wasted an hour, back to the paper writing. Ugh.
P.S. Sorry for the appearance of my blog. It's SO old. Once I get the real website running, I'll fix this outdated thing.