I had a really good time. I don't get to see my family that lives down South very often, so it's always nice to see how everyone is doing and to get a chance to spend a few days together.
In Hilton Head we went on a boat ride with some of my Grandparent's friends and saw a bunch of dolphins! A few of them swam so close to the boat that we could have reached out and touched them. It was pretty amazing. I have always loved sea creatures, when I was very little I wanted to grow up to be a marine biologist (until I realized that science and math were involved), so it was really incredible to get to see dolphins in their natural habitat.
In D.C. we went to the Hirschorn Museum of Art and sculpture garden which was really cool. I did a lot of painting in high school. I almost went to college for art instead of music, so I have always loved going to art galleries. Here's a photo of me in front of my favorite Henry Moore sculpture "King and Queen".
I am glad to be back home now though. I still have a few weeks before I start college again and I'm determined to get some work done.
I wrote a full-length musical this year that was performed in my home town and I want to start revising it before I go back to school because I am thinking about putting it on at my college as my junior project. The show is called "Alice Unraveled". It loosely references "Alice in Wonderland" but deals with a girl suffering from post-traumatic stress after a sexual assault. I will be posting pictures, clips and music from the show as I work on the revision.