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Im already home in my kitchen right now but since I haven't really been keeping up with the blog there are still a few posts that I want to make.

After many talks with my counselor and a long wait it was decided that I would be allowed to go through the American graduation ceremony. It was so much fun and really a great last thing to do with the class of 2016. Also graduating got me out of school one week earlier which gave me at least some more time to say my good byes!

I only have a few of the pictures on my phone so won't post more than this;)

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It might seem like it's over hyped and for some people it might not end up being as fun as they would have thought, but I had the best night and now I just wanna go back and do it all again!!!

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I'm not ready to leave. The time is going to fast. Good bye's are to hard. I can't do it.

I had my first good bye's this weekend and it made leaving feeling so much more real. There are so many people here that I love and leaving them is hard. We had our last exchange student meeting, and it was just as fun as always but now there are many of them that I'm most likely never going to see again. It breaks my heart. I love you guys!

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Det var en bilkrasch precis vid min skola och två elever klarade sig inte. Just kidding though, det va en iscensatt krasch för att förhindra att eleverna kör påverkade av alkohol, särskilt i samband med prom och graduation. Det var elever från skolan som spelade i den och flera av dom går i mina klasser. Allt var gjort som att det skulle vara på riktigt och dom hade smink och allt som gjorde att det såg riktigt äkta ut så var typ riktigt hemskt även fast jag visste att det var fake och vad som skulle hända. Alla juniors och seniors var ute och kollade på det och asså det var ändå riktigt coolt.

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It was one of the absolute best weeks of my life. I loved it and now I just wanna go back! We we're there for 7 nights and there was a really busy schedule and we visited all of the 6 Disney parks. One of the days I also got to meet up with my host sister who lives in Florida. It was so much fun to get to talk to someone who knows about home! I should probably have made this into more then one post, because i have a lot of pictures, but i already put then in here so😂

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This post is probably going to be really boring to read but I'm only writing so that I will remember. We had a Leadership/ROTC day on Friday which was an event during the school day where our two leadership classes got divided in to teams and did things that were held by the ROTC students, and it was so much fun! It was probably up with my best school days ever. Anyways I'm just gonna go through what we did that day.

We started up with getting divided into teams of around 8 people and went through the simplified schedule of the day. Then we started with doing 6 different "missions" that made us work together as a group. They all pretty much had to do with military stuff. The first one was getting through an invisible fence: which was a stick that the team had to get over or under while holding at least two teammates each. Then there were a couple of events that had to do with minefields. In one, everyone in the team were blindfolded except for one person who were supposed to lead everyone through a minefield made of cones and ropes by telling them how to walk. If you touched a mine you died and had to lay down at that spot. Another one was a big version of a game that at least I always played on the computer when I way younger. something with mines and you used numbers to find out there the mines where, we had five minutes to do this and my group did really well. we would have finished if it wasn't for one of the mines that were in the wrong place...

After that we had lunch before we got together for our final event. One of our teammates was missing and our mission was to find this person and get him to a place where we were supposed to "leave with a helicopter". To do this we got clues that led to places all over campus before we finally found our teammate who "broke both of his legs" so we had to carry him from one side of campus to the other. But to make this harder we could get attacked by the enemies which were the ROTC students wearing masks and throwing water balloons. If you were hit you needed to put on a bandaid and have help from the teammates to keep walking.

It ended up with the police coming since they were wearing masks and people here are pretty scared of like school shootings and stuff. But we had so much fun anyways. The entire thing was really well done and in some ways it kinda felt like we were on a real mission😂feels like an idea I might bring to my school home in Sweden and at least do something similar.

Also the day after, I was so sore! Really used muscles I'm not used to using.

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My birthday was two weeks ago and it did feel really weird not being at home, and especially since turning 18 is such a big deal at home and not at all as big here. But anyways, it was so much fun!

My birthday was on a Friday so I was in school and got to meet all my friends, practice got cancelled so after school Esti and I went straight home to my house and then we went out for dinner with my host family. she stayed the night at my house and went home saturday morning. Mia and Mikenzie came and picked me up and we went out for brunch cause I hadn't seen Mia on my birthday since she wasn't in school and we hadn't been hanging out for like a month or more because I've been so busy with track, so that was really fun. Later that day some other friends of mine came over and one of them had her birthday the same day as me so we kind off had a birthday party/dinner for both of us.

Sunday was also really fun, we went down to Mount Saint Helens which is a volcano that erupted in May, 1980.

Got this as a birthday gift from two of the guys that came on Saturday and it's for real the best thing ever. Love it. This is the digital copy but got a huge poster that is now hanging on the wall in my room.

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Here's a pretty late post from the Grand Canyon. It was probably the most amazing thing I have ever seen and not a single picture makes it justice. 

 The first night we only went on a short walk on the rim where we saw the sunset over the canyon. It was really cool how everything changed minute to minute and the colors of the rocks looked so different depending on where the light came from.

the second day we went on a hike down the canyon wall. "The Bright Angel Trail" I think it was called. We had an amazing view into the canyon the entire hike but after 3 miles down and 3 miles up again we were all pretty tired. My phone has this thing that counts like how many steps I take and how many stairs I walk up and when we came back to the top I think it was at like 140 floors. 

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​Vi var inne i vegas två av dagarna och nej jag tog inte en enda bild med "Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas" skylten men bilden ovan är ju rätt så nära varje fall. Vi han dock gå 3 miles up and down the strip i flipflops, se showen KA och äta en massa mat. Jag blev definitivt inte besviken!

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