Garage sale will raise money for summer fun

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Summer is an opportunity. Every year we are faced with two-and-a-half months of free days and we ourselves have to determine how to make the most out of it.

Being out of school for so long can be very exciting, but just sitting at home all day for months will soon become very boring. We need to get out with our friends.

Living in Southern California, we have access to several opportunities to have fun during the summer. We are just hours away from beautiful beaches, amazing amusements parks, water parks, and so much more. I think a good idea to raise money for summer activities is to fundraise. On Saturday, the 11th, my friends and I are getting together to have a garage sale at my house.

We are all taking up different parts of my driveway and selling things we don’t need anymore. We all have a lot of things we want to do this summer, like taking a day trip to the beach, or going indoor rock-climbing, or going to a waterpark.

Last weekend, for the first time ever, I went to a trampoline park with some of my friends for a birthday party, right after I left from another awesome party with some other friends. It was so much fun and I am so excited to go back again. We went to Get Air in Temecula. There were six different areas in the park.

The first area had a bunch of massage chairs and couches for parents. There was also an area for kids under 46 inches. Next, was the main area with giant trampolines from wall to wall. This is where we spent most of our time, all of us attempting to do a flip on the trampolines. I could not do a flip. I tried about 20 times but I could never land it.

The next area was a dodgeball area with angled trampolines on all of the walls and a yellow pad marking the middle. We started our own game and some other kids joined in.

After we had finished our games of dodgeball, we went to the pit. The pit is a single trampoline that you can do tricks off of into a foam block pit.  Every single time I went into the pit it took me forever to get out because I just kept sinking further in. One time I got as high as I could on the trampoline and jumped straight into the pit and everybody said I disappeared.

The final area we went to was the ninja course. The ninja course is an obstacle course that consists of monkey bars, swinging ropes, a cargo net, and metal rings, all over a foam pit so that if you fall you land in the foam. None of the 10 of us were able to complete the course and we eventually gave up and just dropped from the top bar into the pit.

We went back to the big trampoline area and saw that there was a basketball hoop on one of the angles trampolines. We all tried to dunk the ball with the dodge balls and that was really fun because people were trying to bounce on the angled trampolines and were just falling off or sliding down.

We were there for the last two hours before closing; so for the last hour, there was almost no one else there. We basically had free rein of the place and there were no lines or crowds.

The employees are very concerned about safety; which is good for parents who can’t be on the trampolines watching their small children. There are safety rules posted in several places and employees in yellow vests walking around making sure no one is disobeying the rules or putting themselves in a position to get hurt.

After our two hours was up, we all decided together that we for sure need to go back and do it all again. That was just the beginning of what I expect to be a very eventful vacation from school.

I also have so much more I want to do this summer. I am very much looking forward to this summer because, over my first year at Elsinore High, I met many new people and hope to experience new things with different people. I think they will help make this summer one of the best ever.

 

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Spencer Massicot