So, quick update on my life to anyone remotely interested: camp has been excellent, never been so comfortable or happy with myself in all my life. i think i've made some really good friends, and i've even one camper who's kept in touch, (she was an excellent girl, btw, i was so glad she wrote, i miss her very much.) i look and feel better than i ever have really. and i'm just in a really decent place right now. i'm learning spanish from 3 of the girls from spain who i've become very good friends with, and i'll be traveling with them across the US for two weeks, starting next week. I'll be visiting them in Spain as well in January. My family life is rough, but my parents are trying really hard to be supportive, i'm just emotional when it comes to talking about things with them. i've realized i have a lot of hard feelings and resentment, ect. I'm still straight, and still single, though either could change at any moment. I'm not ready to go back to Uni on sept 6th. so then, the other stuff i've created a thread for: as mentioned, i'll be traveling the US for two weeks in one week. we have 15 days to go and be back. we leave the 14th, (maybe 15th) and back the 31st. I really really want to see the grand canyon, and the girls i'm traveling with want to go to kansas to visit a friend. other than that, i think the trip is pretty loosely planned. we'll be renting a 12 passenger van i think, because there will be 5 of us traveling, and we'll be possibly meeting 2 or 3 on the way. and the 12 passenger vans are cheaper then 7 passenger mini vans. so, one girl is from the US and can drive, but has back problems, 2 are from spain, and have spanish drivers lisences but not US ones. I have my US lisence, but the rental company won't let me drive cause i'm under 18. so, its a rough situation. i think i'll probably drive most of the way anyway, even though i'm not s'posed to... though i'm interested to hear any advice... i'm also interested in any suggestions for places to see. we've only got a short period of time, and a lot of distance to travel. i'm a fan of the "flip a coin at every cross roads" philosophy, but we should probably plan at least a little bit. oh, and also, for anyone who doesn't know me, i'm a bit of an emotional sort. so i'm a little worried about living with nearly strangers, (well, i've known them about a month and lived with them on camp i guess...) and being on the road away from home, (not that i like being home, but the being in a strange place thing..) so, i'm curious for any advice about how to get along, or what to do if we don't get along so well. i'm really nervous that because they're all spanish that i'll be a bit left out, and if that happens, i dunno what i'd do. i get very sad when i feel lonely. so... eh. anyways, i'm mostly very excited and er.. WOOT! ya, just want to share the excitement. heh.