I know that I have been writing a lot about summer vacation recently. I'm sorry if it has been boring, but what else can I write about? For teens, this is the most fun time of the year.
To change things up a bit for this post, I decided to write about the best memories I have of past summers and the one I'm enjoying now with my family and friends.
One of my favorite summer stories has to do with my 12th birthday party. My birthday is in August, and I always had a pool party and sleepover. At this particular celebration, my friends and I made a campfire in the driveway, and we were roasting marshmallows and telling scary stories. I remember how one of my friends was telling this really frightening tale and at the scariest part, my neighbor dropped something in his backyard. We heard this loud bang and ran as fast as we could into my house. Later that night—it was around 2 a.m.—we were all really hungry. We looked around the kitchen and found a bunch of packages of Top Ramen. To this day, these friends and I, even though a lot of us aren't as close as we used to be, still laugh about Top Ramen at 2 a.m. and how my neighbor scared us.
A lot of my other memories aren't as special as that one. There were the times I went to the beach with my friends, or the time we went up to San Francisco to go back-to-school shopping (even though we didn't buy anything). And there are memories I have with my family, like when we would rent a boat and ride around Lake Tahoe or when I dragged them down to Los Angeles to look at colleges last summer.
Summer is such an awesome time of year. I can't think of anyone who dislikes it. Everyone has great summertime memories from when they were younger. I know that future summers will still be fun, even if they aren't as carefree as they used to be. But for now, I will continue to enjoy my wonderful break from the stress of school.