Up in the mountains on a cold, windy, moonlit night.......
|my moonshadow....i wonder if it's possible to get a moon burn|
My last day here in the canyon, 3 energy bars left, sufficient amounts of water, and less than 10 pictures left on my sd card. I took the day relatively easy wondering what would happen the next day when i came back to los angeles. What were the consequences of my actions going to be? How would i make up the time i missed in school?
I had alot of time to think that day, but i only came to one sure conclusion: I had no regrets whatsoever. I felt stronger both physically and emotionally, i learned so many important life lessons, and most importantly i felt like i had matured significantly. Whatever i was going to face the next day, i would face without fear.
Well enough about that....it's midday, and i'm down to my last two energy bars. I rummaged through my pack and found what i was looking for, 3 coupons for free tacos down at jack in the box. Only one problem.....the nearest jack in the box was well over 4 miles away. It was time for an epic TACO QUEST
3 hours later........
|Oh yeah baby|
Saturday: I woke up around 4:30 a.m. to pack up my things. I was so nervous about coming back home that i had completely lost my appetite. Packing up took longer than i expected, but i was at sterling park around 6:00a.m, just as the crack of dawn. Only one problem though....all the bus stops read "san bernardino" when i wanted to get to Colton. Not cool. I walked for miles, coming across stop after stop, asking people if they knew where the bus that went to Colton was. It was just about 7a.m. when i came upon a stop i was sure was going to be "the one", it wasn't. I asked the guy standing there what bus would get me to colton, he said, "this one, it goes in a loop". FACEPALM. I was at the train station about half an hour later. By this time i had regained my appetite and polished off my last cliff bar. The rest of the trip home went smooth as anything, and i was home in no time.
I arrived at my house just before noon, my mom's car was in the driveway. I took a deep breath and knocked on the door. My mom answered it, by the look on her face i wasn't sure if she was furious, on the brink of crying, happy, or something else......i had no idea what she was feeling at that moment, but i just put down my gear and gave her a hug.