It's been pretty goshdarn warm out, I'm diggin' it :) .
Tonight I actually drove home from Julie's with the window down.
Weekends fly by much too quickly. I cannot believe it's already Sunday night :/.
I've been super busy, so buckle your seatbelts and prepare for an update!
Yesterday was quite an adventure.
At some point in the early afternoon, probably 1:00ish, I headed out to bring Jenna, Amanda, and Julie with me to look at prom dresses. I had to drive the highway and navigate in places I wasn't used to, so having a couple of people with me was helpful. I found the dress at the first boutique we went to. It was the second one I tried on, but I just really liked it. It has this vintagey look to it, and I'm a fan of purple. We goofed around a little, then headed to the next destination. We didn't find any dresses at the next place, but we still ventured around the shopping center, looking in stores and amusing ourselves. We love escalators. Places close to where we live lack these cool pieces of technology, so we rode the escalators multiple times, just because we could :). The last shopping place we went had THREE levels of escalators.. AWESOME! :D.
Julie spent the night yesterday, and decided to come along with me back to the boutique to order the dress. I put it on hold yesterday because I was hesitant, but I didn't find anything better, so I'm getting it. It's a little big though, Julie had to tie the laces in the back of it as tight as they would go. So the lady who worked there took my measurements and ordered me a smaller size. I can't wait until it comes :). It's expensive and I'm ashamed of that-- but I don't have time to look for something cheaper, that compares to it. I'm good on money right now, so I suppose I might as well go for it :). Other girls at my school paid just as much or more for their dresses, and my parents said they would assist me.. so hey :). Sounds good. What do you guys think of it though?!
I hate getting lost. Hate, hate, hate it. I don't mind exploring, but there is a distinct difference. When you're lost, you don't even know how to get to a place you recognize. Exploring to me is just wandering off the beaten path. Tonight, Amanda and Julie wanted to go to this campsite Julie's family used to go to. I've of course, never been there, but Julie said she would direct me. We travelled atleast a half an hour until we came to the road it was supposed to be on, but then we went on that road for what felt like forever, without stumbling across the place she recongized. She told me to take this one direction once we got to the end of that road, because it went south, which is where we came from. Then we went on and on and on travelling that road, and after awhile I realized, "hey, i'm lost". I didn't recognize anything, but I knew we were far from home. I had to continue to drive though, until we could find civilization. I got frustrated when we began arguing though. Amanda was yelling at me to turn around and go back where we came from, and Julie was telling me to keep going the way I was headed. I ended up continuing on, because it would take FOREVER to backtrack that entire way, and Julie made the point that we were heading south on that road, and south was the direction we needed to be going anyways. Eventually I found a roadsign pointing to a town I live near, but it didn't bring me to that place. It did lead to civilization though, where I stopped at Subway and asked a woman for directions. After that, we navigated home with success :).
I love driving & my friends, and I can't wait for road trips.. But I need to improve at driving under stress. I almost broke down, especially when there was yelling, but I can't let that bother me, or I'm going to wind up even more lost, or worse, in a ditch, hahah. I'm happy with myself for driving so much this weekend though, especially on the highway. I'm getting experience, that's what counts.