I was originally planning to fly home to Washington, DC on December 19th and didn’t actually make it home until the 21st. The blizzard that wreaked havoc all over the east coast stranded me in Denver and then in Atlanta for a day. Although it was annoying to deal with the stress of rescheduling flights and the uncertainty of when I would get home, it was fun to get to spend a day on campus chilling with Sarah and then my Uncle in Atlanta.
Home has been awesome though. My brother just returned home from a semester in London and it was great to be reconnected with him. After a couple days of hanging out at home, my family hopped in the car and we drove to western Virginia for a little vacation. We went to a resort called ‘Wintergreen’ and went snow tubing for two days. It was a lot of fun and we lucked out with perfect weather.
We ‘celebrated’ Christmas the way that most Jewish people do around the world… and had Chinese food and watched a movie. Although I missed my new ‘AmeriFriends,’ it was great to reconnect with high school friends and enjoy the amenities that come along with living in a house with only three other people instead of ten. I celebrated New Years at the University of Maryland with a bunch of friends and had a great night.
All in all, it has been a great break. I love any time I get to spend with my family. I am very excited to come back to Denver tomorrow… but I am also a little overwhelmed with the idea that we will not get another long break until the end of the program… in August… I am very excited to begin our next project in Tucson… bring on the taxes!!!