The next day was the football game, and naturally, being from the East side of Kansas, I cheered for the East side, along with all my new friends and my parents, except for my roommate, she was from the West side. The pre game show was amazing, and the Star Spangled Banner that the band played gave me chills up my spine. We laughed and played in the rain before the half time show due to a rain delay, and cheered when they decided to keep the game going. The half time show went very smoothly, considering practices weren’t always the greatest since the heat was awful.
After the game, the time came to go home. We all laughed, hugged, cried, and said our goodbyes, all departing for our different homes in various cities in Kansas. The vacation taught me many lessons about myself, and about life in general. The memories made there I will never forget. The Shriners became true heroes to me, and the people, music, and stories, make this the best vacation I have ever taken.
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