Golden Gate Bridge
First full day in San Francisco began with a bang! Let me tell you something though, eating a full breakfast was NOT the best idea seeing as we walked across the entire Golden Gate Bridge. I may have cramped up a little, but it was all worth it to see the amazing view from up top. It’s strange to think that humans like me built a bridge so big! Can’t wait for tomorrow!
Think of the intro to Full House where Dani rides on his bike down the most crooked street in the world. Now think that I climbed that very same street! The hike was a struggle, but the view made it all worth it. There were beautiful flowers and lovely houses lining the sides of the road, and climbing with all my Starlight friends ensured some great memories to be made.
Under any other circumstances, I think my mom would be pretty disappointed in me for ending up here. But it’s a rare exception seeing as I’m in jail at Alcatraz! Through a tour of this incredible museum, I got to really understand what it was like here in prison. They really went to the bathroom in there?!? Culture shock! At least the view was beautiful…Overall, it was another great experience in Cali.
White Water Rafting
Helmets on for this outdoor adventure! Those rapids were not a joke! With my Starlight friends, we conquered the class 3 rapids together. The scenery made the adventure that much more enjoyable. It’s hard not to smile when you’re surrounded by all of those amazing mountains. Here’s us posing for the Go-Pro about to take on another wave.
We couldn’t stop laughing as we arrived at the Improv comedy club on Melrose Avenue. You wouldn’t believe what I did! I volunteered to “whip and nae nae” for the audience in a competition! (I won btw.) We started off LA with a bang!
Hey! How’d I get in that shot? Well, I guess anything is possible in Hollywood, the land of movies and magic! A tour of Universal Studios was a major highlight of my trip. We got the backstage track about how movies are really made. But that wasn’t all! Some epic roller coasters sure put me for a loop (no pun intended).
I was off to DisneyLand, where dreams and wishes really do come true! I grabbed mickey mouse ears and went on my way into the magical kingdom. Hopped on the ferris wheel with my friends and got the best view of the park. And I even ended the day with a beautiful water and light show. I’ll never be too old to enjoy the happiest place on earth.
It’s me with the man…the myth…the legend…Michael Jackson! It was quite the “thriller” to pose with his star. Walking on the street with so many celebrities was unlike any other experience. Each and every one of those people have done great things for our culture, bringing us some of America’s largest talents. I’ve been a star on the stage of the Starlight Playhouse, but do you think I have what it takes to make it it Hollywood?
Although traveling to California was an unbelievable experience, it wouldn’t have been the same without the people who I traveled with. I got to know so many people in the CA division better, and learned a lot about my division leaders. The bonds I’ve formed on this trip will never be forgotten, and neither will the memories I made. Diary, I’ll see you on my next epic adventure around the world, but for now, see ya!