West Virginia is possibly the complete opposite of California. I mean, there's trees everywhere, the grass is green, and - most surprisingly - there's water! Yesterday we went to a recreation area where we got to do whatever we wanted and just hang out. However, my plans to go swimming changed when I heard a group was planning on going to a creek. It took us a while to find the path down towards it because the plants were so tall and overgrown. When we found it, we stumbled through plants as tall as us and eventually we got to the creek. When one girl shouted "Let's try to catch some crawdads" I was immediately hesitant. She found one and showed it to me and it looked like a mini lobster. So from then on I didn't even touch the water. The other people who were there didn't mind them and instead held a contest between them and the mentor of who could catch a minnow first. Even though the contest lasted ages, eventually the mentor won by catching the fish with her bare hands. That was definitely the highlight of the day! It's weird to be in such a different environment and while I'm getting used to it, I will still never get used to the amount of spiders.