Trampolines make life worth living.
East Lansing Travel Blog› entry 6 of 9 › view all entries
May 17th, 2007 – by: SpartanAnna
So I was borderline on my way back to Michigan anyway... and then, I had a conversation with my mom that went a little something like this:
Me: "You know, maybe I'm just being dramatic.
My mom: "No. College is a pretty amazing time. It's not really matched by anything else in life. Few responsibilities, lots of fun... You'll never experience anything like it again. Welcome to the real world."
Wow. Encouraging. I immediately rushed to amtrak.com and booked my tickets so I could pretend I was still an undergrad for at least 3 more precious, precious days.
So, one 16 hour train ride later, I'm back in East Lansing. The weather has been absolutely beautiful, so this afternoon Laura, Sarah, Katy and I headed to Lou and Harry's for dinner and drinks on the outdoor patio.
A few hours later, we decided to head to another bar to watch the Pistons, Tigers and Redwings games. Yes, thats right, all three were playing that night... basically heaven on MSU's campus. I caught on quickly after moving to Michigan. We tried to get into Buffalo Wild Wings, but it was packed... so while we wandered the streets deciding where to go (ultimately, we settled on PT's. typical.), we stumbled across a very large trampoline sitting in someone's front yard. One of us remembered hearing a story about our friends Dieter and Mo, who had been shopping together a few weeks before when they suddenly decided that buying a trampoline was the best possible thing for them to do with their money. We immediately concluded that this must be the trampoline, and we called Dieter, who was in Saginaw at the time. "DIETER! CAN WE JUMP ON YOUR TRAMPOLINE??" we all screamed into Laura's cell phone. "You bet. If anyone questions you, just tell them Dieter sent you," was his reply. Very official. And with that, it was settled. For the next 20 minutes, we were 5 years old again.
In true Anna fashion, I remembered that my camera was in my purse, and I insisted on doing some jump photography... it was a trampoline after all, how could i resist?! The outcome was... not the best quality pics. But memorable all the same.
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