Besides the little Publisher nuggets of wisdom, a highlight of being on yearbook is the staff trip. Basically, we sell ads and use the money to cover the expenses running the yearbook entails. This year, we found a great homeschooling deal at the Great Wolf Lodge so we had enough income to have an all expenses paid trip over Spring Break! Aw yeah.
I didn't take many pictures cause let's be real: I was having too much fun. BUT. I did manage to capture some shots that sum up the overnight trip pretty well. So, enjoy the GWL SWORD Staff trip of 2013 as seen through my lens.
|On the road by 8:30. Needless to say, we slept until we made it to VA.|
|Rest stop about halfway there. Much needed.|
|We held our breath over this bridge cause we're awesome like that.|
|I wasn't the only photographer on the trip.|
|I couldn't escape CFA even on a trip. No worries, I loved it.|
|It's so log cabin-y and awesome and can my future house look like this please?!|
|The lobby was massive and I probably would've gotten lost if I had been on my own.|
|I was in log cabin heaven, ya'll.|
|We were four units away from the end of the lodge.|
I don't think I've walked this much on a vacay in my life.
Holy hall inception though, right?!
|3009, you were worth the walk.|
|Admiring the view while waiting to check in.|
|Erika Brooke & I <3 Waiting in the halls for staff pictures.|
Even though I had my camera with my the whole time during staff pictures, this is the only picture I have.
I stood under this approximately once. Too hardcore for me.
|Our favorite ride by far was the Howlin' Tornado.|
|Where you emerge with your hair plastered to your face and throat hoarse from screaming. |
TOTALLY WORTH IT.
|The park at night was pretty magical. I kinda regret not going back after dinner to have a little night swim.|
|After eating dinner in the bathroom hangout, some of us ventured out and played MagiQuest.|
Erika & I just listened to music and surfed Instagram.
|An ice cream break was neccessary. And no, I don't know those people. |
I just snapped a picture of their ice cream. Photographer problems.
|We basically bonded over the fact that we were on Instagram the whole time |
and spoke only when we found an awesome picture.
|This frap basically rekindled my love for Sbux.|
|Kaley found us at some point and we all got on Instagram.|
|As the only two boys, Jayden & Clark were kinda forced to hang out, but by that night,|
it wasn't forced at all. They had a blast in the arcade.
|Clark counting all the loot they won when they accidently rigged one of the systems.|
|Jayden's brother won himself plenty of tickets too.|
|Around ten we headed upstairs with all our liquid fuel and watched a movie until the wee hours of the morning.|
|Waking up was a little harder to do. We were wiped out from the day before.|
|We spent the better part of the morning in bed, all on Instagram. |
After Poptarts for breakfast, we rode all our favorite rides again then came back to
the room to shower, pack up, and be outta there by noon. Crazy times.