and whats more, I saw a HARRY POTTER preview!!!! It was too short for my liking, but that made it all the more intriguing. This is my favorite book (i'm reading it for the 6th time right now). I'm sure they'll have to cut a lot of stuff out so I can't expect accuracy. It will also probalby be like the 3rd m ovie where they left out so much important stuff that if you haven't read the books you would have NO idea what was going on or why it was going on. BUT putting all the great things to life, such as the dragons, is SOOO exciting. I can't wait to see it. I can't get the book right away because I'll be on tour.
So I went to my orientation for the teen tour I'm doing this summer. It was a weekend away in the poconos for the counselors to prepare for what we have to do, how to take care of the kids, how to deal with stuff. We learned how to put up tents b/c we have to teach the kids to do it. We have 7 couselors with about 40 kids, ages 14-15. We're basically traveling out west, camping for the first week then staying in the NICEST hotels.
We're flying into Salt Lake City the first night and camping there for 2 nights. THey are pretty nice campgrounds, but i've never been camping (oustide Veterens STadium) so i'm a little nervous. I'm not picky about where I sleep, but I am scared of bugs and I'm picky about bathrooms. But I'm sure i'll have a great time. Then after that we hit the grand canyon, bryce and zion canyon, sedona and stuff, and we camp the whole time. Then afterthat we hit up Vegas staying at the monte carlo, then San diego at the Lowes Coronada Bay REsort (which apparently is amazing), and then alke tahoe, LA, San Fransisco. I"m pretty excited. We dont know all the activities yet but i know we're going alpine sledding, high ropes, circus camp, water sports on lake tahoe, the san diego zoo, and a bunch of other stuff. I'm very excited. I love my co-counselors and theonly thing I'm worried about is how the kids will get along with each other. I know there will be the few that get homesick and hvae no friends and they will be tough to deal with.
But other than that I'm really excited. I get to travel for free and everyone thats done it before loves it. Its a big responsibility but everyone says the good things outweigh the negatives.
I'm a little pissed that I can't drink. It depends hwo your tour leader is and if they care or not. My sister did it 5 years ago and hers didn't care what you did after the kids were asleep. But mine, while really cool and really nice, is kind of all about the rules, so we'll have to try really hard to sneak out or not go out all. I reallllly want to go out in Vegas though, I mean I can't go there and not drink or gamble!! even for just a little. ITs one of my co-counselors 21rst birthday in VEgas too, I feel bad for her. We'll try to figure something out. Anyway so I'm pretty excited, its in a few weeks.
I just have to get thru taking the GRE's before that. Speaking of which i gotta get to studying.