Tuesday, May 23, 2017, was our eighth grade field trip. We attended Holiday Hill; a resort located in Prospect, Connecticut where there were many fun activities to participate in. Our class heartily enjoyed their time spent on the trip.
To begin with, we took a two hour bus ride down to the resort. The ride was carried out through an Academy bus, which was a luxury for us to say the least. We enjoyed free wifi, charging portals, plush seats, and air conditioning on the trip down and back. The rides were filled with laughter, great snacks, and beautiful scenery.
When we arrived we were greeted with very kind workers. There were also many other schools who joined us at Holiday Hill to enjoy the fun festivities. The grounds were huge and there were so many activities to doing like swimming, kayaking, multiple different sports options, and many other interests. There were also neat things to do like airbrush tattoos and a lip sync contest. Many of us challenged each other in ping pong matches in the small underground game room located right next to the pool. One of our favorite pass times was the diving board. We tried so many laughable and cool jumps/dives to impress each other as well as get cool pictures courtesy of Mr. Vacca!
The entire resort was all inclusive. There was an entire room dedicated to different types of food. There was a cookout around lunch time where hamburgers and hotdogs were put on the grill and after lunch we were served cake and brownies. Throughout the day you could pick up ice cream bars from the food truck, cotton candy from the small outside store, and could frequent the soft drink machines located around the campus as much as you’d like.
On the way back home, the bus stopped at a rest stop for us to eat dinner. In the rest stop there was a Mcdonald’s, a Dunkin’ Donuts, and a Subway. Most of the class chose to eat from the Mcdonald’s and we sat in the rest stop to enjoy tasty food and great company. When most of us had finished our meals, someone discovered two large massage chairs in the corner of the building. We all took turns sitting in the chair and indulged in an extremely relaxing experience after our long day of running around and having a blast.
Over all, our eighth grade trip was probably the best trip that we’ve ever known from St. Augustine’s. We have created so many great memories out of that one awesome, fun-filled day that will hopefully stick with us as fond experiences to look back on. We hope that next year’s eighth grade class, and all of the classes to come, will have just as much fun as we did!
Rachel Smith and Abby Shea