Ashley’s Sidekick: Summer Vacation

After Loretta Lynn’s was finished my parents said I could take a little break, so I went to Millville with my friend Jessica Hadler, to watch the Pro’s race and I had a blast! It was my first trip to Millville, and it was a lot of fun. Unfortunately I didn’t get to race at the amateur day because my parents were not there and they don’t like me to race when they are not around! They worry too much!

The Hadler family took me to Mall of America and it was so much fun! I don’t do much shopping and I never hang out in malls, but it was WAY different than a regular mall; they have roller coasters and a bunch of other rides. Everyone needs to make a trip to Mall of America next year if y’all are going to MillVille.

When I was at Millville, I met my friend Brady-from EVS-and drove back with him, his fiancee (Krystle) and our friend Cody to Wisconsin. I went with Brady to work for one day to hang out and bug him there! Poor, Brady!

Next I flew to Michigan to visit my friend Brittany. We don’t get alot of time to hang out, so she and her family invited me to come out. I stayed there for a week and had lots of fun with her. We had a blast, including riding go-karts! Sometimes I beat Brittany and her friends, and sometimes they beat me! I don’t like that part. Brittany and I are always fighting (like sisters) but only playing around though. It was very funny, and we had a great time!

I’m leaving to go home tomorrow and I will stay with my grandparents for one night. It will be awesome to see my family again, and of course pig out at my favorite coney dog place…yummm. I can’t wait!

When I get back to my house I have to get ready to start everything all over again, like my training program and riding. I am pretty excited because I will be getting a “big bike” when I get home, and I can’t wait to ride it! I’m definitely ready do this. I have missed riding so much! I never just go and sit and watch (unless it’s a pro race) and I had to do that twice while I was on vacation, just watching my friends race….man it was horrible!! I don’t want to have to do that again.

Of course, I also have to start doing school work again. Yuck! I’m home-schooled through Keystone National High School, and it’s time to sign up for some new courses! Wish I didn’t have to start that over again, but hey what can you do?

Well that is how I used my down-time. It was great, but I am ready to go again!

Oh, and one other thing. I had a chance to play “cupid” for two of my friends. I’ve never done that before. It was fun!