an online journal of student writing
by Kelsey H.
Today we are going up north. It is July.
It takes two short hours to get to Izatys.
When you drive in, its an evergreen tree arch
with birds tweeting and singing. We just
checked into our cabin/townhouse.
Then our friends arrive. My dad launches
the boat into the cold deep blue Mille Lacs
Lake. While he is doing that we change into
our swimsuits. And then get on the boat
to go water tubing. Olivia
and I go first and my dad is racing
the tube, the waves are about seven feet high
as we bounce. We just went so high
that we did a handstand by holding
on to the handles. The turns
are so sharp. Then we go back
and get in the pool.
Later we have mouth-watering hotdogs
and brats and marshmallows. Its about
12:00 at night and we crash
into bed and talk and make fun of each other.