Summer Time


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Sierra Mejia and Hailey Yon

Summer is just around the corner and it’s time to create unforgettable memories with your friends and family. There is so much to experience and just three months to do it. Some people struggle with the thought of trying to decide where they should go for their vacation. Summer gives you the time to learn what you’re interested in and what dislikes you have. It also gives you memories to look back on and cherish the moments you have experienced. So everyone wants to get as much done as they can while they still have time. Everyone spends their summer a different way but we can all agree that it’s the time in your life where you just want to have some fun.

As I sit in this uncomfortable desk and I type these words, my mind goes blank as I wonder what awaits for me during summer. The scorching sun and the fresh lemonade, the cold water that splashes against my legs, the places that I will see… the memories I will create. Summer generates the type of memories no one can forget. So what exactly does summer mean to me? It’s the time in my life where I let go and forget about the worries I have. Summer is the time for everyone to let loose and have some fun. We all need to take advantage of the time we have out of school to really take hold of the opportunities to experience new things. Yet, everyone has different perspectives on what summer truly means to them.

Summer goes by quick for everyone, and you may feel like you are running out of time to have fun. Trying to decide what you want to do takes up time and nobody likes that. Summertime gives you the chance to have some fun and try new things. There are so many things to do and you may be worried that it will cost a handful but here are some cheap alternatives: Going on a road trip can be exciting because you can see and learn things about the world around you. Also, you can go camping in your backyard with your friends or family and have a bonfire, and roast some toasty marshmallows. Another fun thing to do is go to our local farmers’ market in downtown Forest Grove that welcomes friends and family. The farmers’ market has a variety of foods and activities that you can enjoy. On the other hand, there are some more pricey ideas like visiting the Oregon Zoo which lets you encounter wildlife animals and have the opportunity to be involved by feeding and petting the animals. The Oregon Zoo is a great learning experience because every animal habitat contains a piece of information about the wildlife. If none of these activities are in your interest then another option can be going to Wild Waves in Washington. Wild Waves is a great experience because it has unlimited rides and has all the best water slides.  All of these are adventures you can experience and have a good time. So create some unforgettable memories and make the most of your summer vacation.

Summer vacation is a grand experience and many people can agree it’s the time of their lives. Summer vacations give you many opportunities to achieve your goals and create new memories. Summertime gives us the chance to visit the beach, go swimming, and have a wonderful time. There are many things to do over your summer vacation and it’s not that far away. Just a few more days and school is out, and it’ll be time to go out and have some fun and exciting adventures.