What was your favorite part of your vacation? Did you go on any vacation?
I went to Columbus, Ohio for the Chromosome 18 Conference. I got to drive with my brother Andrew and his girlfriend Abby to Ohio on Saturday. One of my friends, Lillian, got there the same exact time I did. The conference officially started Sunday evening. I finally got to meet new people, especially Rebekah from Canada. I got to see my friends Kaylyn, Kelsie, Lauren, Macy and more people. I got to hang out with Kelsie during Sunday night. Since we went to a Brewery, we both had our first flight of beer. I only drink 3 out 5. I’m positive it made Ava more comfortable seeing me there.
On Monday we did our session for the self advocates. One of our sessions was a scavenger hunt. My group was Kelsie, Isabelle, Chelsea and her helper Mckenzie. Later that night I went to Cheesecake Factory with a smaller group which was Becky, Kaylyn and Ross.
On Tuesday we did a painting lesson. The painting was so much fun. A group of my friends came up with a shirt name that we all wore together. The same day but later was the Self-advocates night. It was bowling and arcade. It was fun.
On Wednesday it was time for the Self-Advocate Panel. I didn’t do it because I was taking photos of them. Plus another reason I wasn’t in the mood. Wednesday was the Starfish Dance. Some of the Self Advocates got their hair and make up done. Then we had to wait for the dance to start. The dance finally started and I was happy to get my own table with friends. My table had Kaylyn, Sara, Julia, Kelsie, Lillian, Lauren. Kelsie and I were helping our friends out with what dinner they could have or not. The first and last song was We Are Family. Last year we started a tradition that everyone got in a circle and held hands. We did that this year too. I saw everyone doing it so I went to go by Ava and then Lauren saw me then Lillian came. The songs lasted 8 mins. Then it was time to saying goodbye to everyone until next year.
What was your favorite memory during summer?