Remembering the Good Times

During this break, use the time to take a look back at all the good times you had this past year


Ally Schniepp

After a breathtaking sunset, I took this picture on the way to the Disney light show where they play songs from the movies and performed a World of Color.

Ally Schniepp, Sports Editor

This past summer, I went to California to visit my aunt and her family. Before this trip, I had only been to California once to visit her, when I was around 10 years old. I love to travel, but I haven’t gotten many opportunities yet, which is why I was so excited for this trip.

On the way to the airport, I was smushed in the back of the car with all of my family’s luggage. As you could imagine, it was pretty cramped and I couldn’t move. Nonetheless, I was ecstatic that in mere hours I would be arriving in California.

Waiting around at the airport was boring beyond belief. When my friends would be just waking up, I would be on a plane. Me and my brother, Parker sat around listening to music while my two little sisters ran around crazy. Finally, we boarded the plane and were on our way to Cali.

Once we arrived, we went back to my Aunt Theresa’s house, but shortly after saying hello, we left for Disney. An hour or so later, we checked into the hotel across from the park, and so began our Disney adventure.

Three days we stayed in Anaheim exploring Disneyland and California Adventure. We rode many rides and ate many churros, but eventually we had to leave the park and head back to Aunt Theresa’s house.

Some of the highlights of Disney this past summer were playing Heads Up while waiting in line for the Incredicoaster, eating ice cream outside the Cozy Cone, and exploring the new Star Wars Land.

I wanted to use these pictures to remind everyone that, although it feels tough right now, there’s a whole world of good waiting outside your window. I know I took this California trip for granted, and if I could go back and experience the whole trip again, I would.

The world is going through a life-altering experience that is causing many negative outcomes; but keep in mind the positives. More people are fostering and adopting animals from shelters, Disneyland is giving away food to food banks, and Uber is donating over 300,000 meals to people on the front lines, such as first responders and health care workers. These are only a few positives. Keep in mind, for every negative, there is a positive.