Hello readers! This summer I went to my first camp ever: a transportation/engineering camp at my local university, MSU (Montana State University). As you might guess from the name of the camp, I learned mostly about the different kinds of transportation. I learned from one end of the scale to the other; from going on an airplane ride (my first ever, so that was really, really cool!) to learning about the different layers they use to make a road.
It was great because I discovered that I never want to become a traffic engineer! It’s tedious and boring work, let me tell you! We also learned a little bit about the different kinds of engineering, most of which I already knew; but it was a good refresher.
There were eighteen other kids besides my sister and myself. It was fun playing with them in the evenings and talking with them during our extensive walks through campus.
As I already mentioned, we went on an airplane ride! It was so amazing! We also went on a ferry ride on the Missouri river, built our own bridges out of balsa wood and we also built our own gliders! My bridge almost held a 5-gallon bucket of water (40 pounds)! It was pretty cool.
On our last night we had a water balloon fight. I tied about 300 water balloons! My hands looked like raisins by the time I was finished. It was all gone in the matter of a minute, but it was totally worth it! I was soaked!
Overall, it was pretty awesome! I’d do it again if it wasn’t for the food! I’m used to Mom’s homemade awesomeness, so you can imagine how I felt!
The only drawback was that I missed the Republican convention. I’m a super Trump supporter, so it was a bummer. But I saw all the speeches on YouTube when I got back, so that made up for it.
Tell me what you think of my summer adventure in your comments!