Hi! My name is Silas Thornton, and I’m from Fort Collins, Colorado. I have a lot of great memories from the trip, but probably my favorite was all of the time I got to spend with my group on the bus rides, meal times, even the float trip. Before the trip I spent every day hanging out with the same group of friends. But during the trip I got to know people that I hadn’t known before the trip, and they became good friends of mine. The trip taught me that I should be more open to meeting new people, and I shouldn’t just stick with who I’m comfortable with. You never know if the stranger sitting next to you could be your future soul mate, so I am now making an effort to meet more people. This is one of the things that stood out to me from this trip.
In the photo, I’m the one holding the pineapple.