Summer vacation is supposed to be fun
My parents dragged me on summer vacation this year, even though I wanted to stay home and hang out with my friends.
I was entering my senior year of high school.
and I already turned 18. I didn’t understand why my parents couldn’t let me stay home alone. Instead, they dragged me to the lake to hang out with their friends. I spent most of my time sitting on the dock. There wasn’t much to do, unless I wanted to walk around in the woods. Summer vacation was supposed to be fun, but I was bored silly. They didn’t have any board games, video games, or a single deck of cards. We spent two weeks at the lake, before I started to complain. My parents finally let me go into town to hang out with some new friends. We went to an outdoor arcade on the boardwalk. It was one of the coolest places that I have ever seen. They had dozens of arcade video games from the 1980s. They had sports games, role playing games, and even a bunch of different Mario games. The best part about the arcade was the indoor air quality. The place had air conditioning, and our lake house did not. My parents were convinced that we didn’t need air-conditioning, because we were in the woods. Even though it was cool at night, it was miserable during the day. I spent all afternoon at the arcade and the air-conditioning felt great. My mom and dad let me go back to the arcade several times during the summer, and I ended up having a lot more fun than I thought I would.