Hey Everyone! It's Thursday, March 26, which is the day we leave Kauai for the STN trip! With all our hard work and fundraisers, we finally made it! I'm so excited for this trip, and I can already tell it'll be amazing. Today I woke up at about 3 in the morning, and we all met at the Lihue airport at 5. Then we checked our baggage in, and went into TSA. Since we had some time left before our flight, some of us went in to Starbucks. But instead of actually getting a coffee or something from Starbucks, I got one of those "Naked Juice" so that I wouldn't get a sore stomach. After that, we went to our gate and boarded the plane. I sat at 23F, at the window seat which I love, next to Taylor and Kaycee. We also got to watch the beautiful sunrise with the clouds under it through the window! Nicole and Javlynn were across of us, and Raine, Herenui, and Jezlene sat in the row behind us. It was really fun sitting next to them! We landed in Oahu, and boarded the next plane to San Diego. I sat in 37C next to Taylor, Kelli, and Aunty Lynda. Unfortunately, I wasn't sitting by the window, but that's okay since I'm sitting by nice people. I was about a 5 hour plane ride. I just read, listened to music, ate snacks, and talked with Taylor the whole time. When the plane landed, we got on the bus. I sat next to Taylynn, and it was really fun. We passed many different places, and it was very interesting to see all that passed by. After many attempts, we finally managed to take a photo of the famous Hollywood sign. I even saw a black blimp! We passed many billboards and advertisements, and I was intrigued by the buildings. On Kauai, we don't have many tall buildings, so it was amazing to see buildings sky-high. We finally arrived at the Sheraton Universal Hotel where we put our luggages in our rooms. I'm rooming with Napua and Mrs. Gusman which is good. We walked about 10 minutes to the Universal City Walk, where I was astonished. I learned that it was huge! With flashing lights and loud music, the City Walk was fun. There were so many shops! We first ate dinner, and I went to Taco Bell with Napua, Taylynn, Javlynn, Nicole, Jezlene, and Kallen. Then we noticed that there was this music video premiere. It was for Kendall K. from the show "Dance Moms" new single. She even was there on stage and talked to fans and signed autographs. They were also filming the event and audience for an episode of Dance Moms Season 5! We saw a camera guy walk up to where we were standing, and he had a bunch of equipment. After that ended, a group of us went to Hot Topic. I bought some band shirts. Then we went to Lush and this candy store but we didn't buy anything. It turns out that all of the stores close at 9pm. We met up with the whole class back at the Universal Sphere and took even more photos. We just headed back to the hotel and here I am, writing this blog. So far, this trip has been fun, and I cannot wait for more! I just want to thank everyone, Mr. M, the chaperones, my parents, and my classmates because none of this would be possible without all of you. It takes a lot of effort preparing a trip like this, and it's all about cooperation. It's finally happening! So thank you so much! This trip will be fantastic, I already know it. I'll upload some photos below. Tomorrow, we're visiting the University of Southern California, so I'll keep you posted!
Hi! I'm Alaysia Navor, a third year student in the CKTV Media Productions class. I'll be publishing 2 blogs each week, posted to the left. You can also check out the tabs, "Inside Scoop" and "Projects" for some of my other work.
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