A Day In My Life: Chesapeake Meetup

Left to right, Cali, Molly, Zoe, Emma, and I.
Left to right, Cali, Molly, Zoe, Emma, and me.
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Here we are playing Bingo. Photo by Mike Burrell
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Trick-or-Treating Photo by Mike Burrell

Every year in October there is a travel meetup in Chesapeake Bay, Virginia. This year we went, and almost all of our travel friends went, too! I’m going to give you an idea of what my life is like at the Chesapeake Meetup.

I’m in Chesapeake Bay. I just got here yesterday, after a long day of travel. As soon as I’m awake, I hurry and get ready for the day, and begin on my school work.

Once I’m done, I run outside and to gather up my friends, and we all go up to the playground for a little while to swing or play “Groundies,” a game in which everybody races to the top of the playground, and the last one up is it. The person who is it has to go to the ground, and then try to tag someone else. They can go on the playground, but they have to have their eyes closed. If you are it, and you’re on the playground, you can yell “Groundies!”, and if there’s someone on the ground at that moment, they’re it. If not, you keep going and try to tag someone. There is a great playground here at Chesapeake, and so we play Groundies a lot.

I go home and eat lunch after a while, and so do all my friends, and by the time we are done there’s usually an activity. We tie-dye T-shirts, color scarecrows, play RVHS bingo, carve pumpkins, make glow-in-the-dark lanterns, or practice Pickleball. The kids usually all play together for the rest of the day, sometimes Capture the Flag, sometimes Groundies, or just swinging.

We eat dinner, and then in the evenings there is the nightly adult Pickleball, and all of the kids play Infected at the playground and mini-golf course. Marcus and Cali Perry, and Gordon and I, are usually on a team, and at least one of us almost always wins! Once our parents are done playing Pickleball we go home and take showers, and go to bed to get some rest for the next day.
-Lillian.

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