Hello Sunshine! IT’S FRIDAY, WOOHOOOOO! This means 1. it’s is the start of the weekend & 2. of course I have a new post for you guys (;. So I took a poll on Instagram on what you guys thought would be my post this week and “My first first party” had the most votes so I think that’ll be my next post for the story time series. I’m sure by the title you can tell what this story time is about. You’re probably thinking “What, Mikayla went to jury? That doesn’t seem like her”. I have indeed been to the lovely Juvenile Detention in Lake Tahoe but maybe not for the reason you think. I guess you’ll just have to keep reading to hear the real story……….
So here is how it goes, picture 16 year old Mikayla, a sophomore in high school, who recently got her driver’s license and happens to be the only one in the friend group who has a driver’s license. Okay so here is how it started, I’m just hanging out with two of my bff’s (you know who you are) and we are bored out of our minds trying to find something to do. At this point in time one of my friends had been hanging out with these guys and they were on vacation in Lake Tahoe, which keep in mind is only 2 hours from where we live. So in trying to find something to do, someone suggested that we drive to Tahoe to hangout with them, but remember I’m the only one with a driver’s license so it was up to me. After lots of convincing I said sure, why not, it’s an adventure. To be honest we didn’t have much of a plan, & we were silly for that. At the time we had been friends with this guy and we asked if he wanted to come with us and he was down so we got gas and started driving (@ 9pm). If you don’t know, I have a Volkswagen Beetle and my poor car barely made it. I ended up having my guy friend drive because I didn’t want to anymore and he ended up driving for the rest of the night. We got to Tahoe and picked up the other guys at probably 11-12 or so I don’t really remember. But we went to the beach and all hung out and the night was going smoothly we just needed to figure out where we were going to sleep. We came to the conclusion we would sleep in my car somewhere but I’m sure you can guess that didn’t happen. So some people were hungry so we decided to go to McDonald’s, which wasn’t that far, and on the way back from McDonal’s we are on our way to taking the boys back to where they were staying. This is where the real story begins. WE GET PULLED OVER FOR SPEEDING. First off, someone else is driving my car, second like I mentioned before, I have a little bug and it seats 4 people……..we had 6 people in my car. So as soon as we got pulled over I knew we were screwed. The police officers were nice and just expressed concern for us being minors and out this late and far away from home. Since we were minors, they couldn’t just let us drive home, so they made us call out parents. At this point its about 2:30 AM and my mom has to get up early for work so I knew this was not going to go over well. Pretty much just had to tell our parents where we were and what had happened and she had to talk to the police officer. I got the whole “what were you thinking” speech from my mom and what not. The two boys that were staying in Tahoe got picked up and so there was just four of us left now, me, our guy friend who was driving, and my two bff’s. The whole situation was very unique and the officers didn’t really know what to do with us so they said we needed a parent to come pick us up. That ended up being one of my bff’s mom, and then I would have to drive my car back and just follow when she got there. In the meantime they needed somewhere to put us soooooo guess what was down the street, JUVY. So they told us to follow them to the place, so we did obviously, and the guy that worked there took our phones and everything we had with us, we had to fill out some paperwork, and I bet all of you thought we had to stay in a cell or something but we didn’t! We were there for a few hours and hung out with the guy who worked there and they had a TV and board games. So that’s what we did in the meantime, watched TV and played board games. The worker offered us snacks and it was honestly a chill night except he wouldn’t let me pee. There was a bathroom clearly visible in the room we were in and when I asked him if I could use it, he said “No, that’s only for me, you can go into a cell and use the bathroom”. At first I thought he was joking but I soon learned he was not, so you best bet I held my pee for a few hours longer because I was not about to pee in a juvy cell. I tried to sleep while we were there because I had to drive home but I slept for maybe 15 minutes but once we got picked up around 5:30 am I had to drive home. My friends mom brought her other daughter and her boyfriend so all my friends went with her mom and the sister and the boyfriend came with me so I didn’t have to drive back alone. I ended up getting in a bunch of trouble which was the first time I’ve ever been in trouble in my life honestly but now it’s just a funny story that my parents use to make fun of me (: . A few weeks later me and my friends got something in the mail…. it was a ticket for $75 for being out passed curfew. I look back on this experience and while yes, it was an adventure, I have no idea what were we thinking but oh well it makes for a funny story now.
Thanks for reading guys, I bet you all didn’t believe I went to juvy but I did, technically (;
Stay tuned for next week’s post! Love you all.
PS the photo is not from the time I went to juvy, just a picture I had from Tahoe!