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Deir el Quamar
Camping is so fun! It was lights out and Genny was already snoring. We were in Deir El Quammar and we were sleeping in tents. I was assigned to sleep with Sumin and Genny, the two people I asked to be with. Sumin and I were tired, but after half an hour of trying to sleep we couldn’t take it anymore.
We got up and played a long game of Uno®. Soon, after Sumin won, Genny woke up. It was time to crack the light sticks! I took a bag made out of special foil with the light sticks inside. I took the sticks out. Genny, Sumin, and I tried to crack them, but it was too hard. After trying a few techniques, I figured out that if I placed the middle of the light stick on my knee and pulled both sides back it would work. After I lit all the light sticks, we decided that the green one glowed best. We took the light sticks and drew with them in the air. It was so clear we could make out we were writing with them. We threw them up in the air. They looked like colorful fireflies. When the light sticks got irksome, we were more tired than before. “We should really get some sleep, you know. Or tomorrow, we won’t be able to do anything.” Genny informed us. Eventually, Sumin and I agreed.
We were all in and out of sleep for about one or two hours. It was so hot in my sleeping bag that I uncovered myself, and then I got cold. I put on my fleece jacket and gave up sleeping because I was freezing. I nudged Sumin, waking her up. “Try to look at Genny’s watch and see the time.” I told her. “ Okay!” She Said almost screaming.” Sumin! Lower your voice!” “Sorry.” She said laughing. Sumin woke Genny up while trying to look at her watch. “What time is it?” I asked “Who cares?” was Genny’s answer, “I’m bored of trying to sleep. Let’s play!”
I took out the Madlibs®, Uno®, and playing cards. Genny said she didn’t like playing cards, so while Sumin and I played, Genny made a Madlib®. When the game was over and Sumin won, Genny read it to us. It was so jocular! We played Uno®. Unluckily Sumin had to take sixteen cards from the drawing pile. Genny won and I came in second place. During all the excitement, we had forgotten about the light sticks until Sumin complained about the lighting. “Hey! What happened to the light sticks?” I asked. I can’t believe we forgot about them! “Said Genny. “Whoever finds the most wins!” I said as I began rummaging through the tent. Gladly, about two minutes later, I found two and Genny and Sumin both found one. Astoundingly, they were all glowing as much as when we had left them. They have been glowing for five hours! On the bag it said the only glow for three hours!
While Genny and Sumin played with the light sticks, I tidied up the tent a little bit. After all our belongings were neat, we slid into our sleeping bags, told stories, jokes, and slept for a small amount of time until dawn rose. We could hear whispers and quiet laughs rise through the camp grounds. We left our tent as soon as the others started emerging out of theirs.
Article posted November 30, 2010 at 07:17 AM •
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