The beginning of March, meant my last month here in Washington for my gap year. Back in November, I booked my flight home which will be on Sunday the 25th. A lot of people asked me why I am going straight home and not on some adventure during spring break. One reason is because of my luggage, I brought way too much stuff! And I just don’t see myself walking in some unknown city with three suitcases. My other reason is a bit more significant. Because I am an aunt now! My brother and his girlfriend got an adorable little girl just about one and a half week ago, called Mae. And I can’t wait to meet her as soon as possible! By now I only have ten more days. Better start prepping to pack up stuff in my room.
In the mean time I wasn’t going to let a single day fly by. So, the first weekend of this month was a busy one. That Saturday started with another hike I signed up for. We were going to Snoqualmie falls, which is a big waterfall not too far from here. It was a beautiful day, mainly because it was very sunny but also because it we did a lot in just one day. After we hiked from the top to the bottom of the waterfall, the bus drove us to a small train museum. Where we had about half hour to explore. But that was not all, because after that we were dropped off at the North bend outlet mall. There we had a sandwich from subway as lunch.
My friend Ayleen also went on the trip Saturday, but we both signed up for an ice-hockey event the next day too. So, it was the perfect opportunity to have a sleepover at her host family’s house. We watched some movies, painted with light using our cameras and made German kaiserschmarren the next day (comparable to crumbled pancakes). By then it was time to walk to the bus circle. Even though I already went to an ice hockey game back in December, it was awesome again! There are so many weird people there, kind of fascinating. And I still admire those ice hockey players for being able to ice skate while chasing a puck. Unfortunately the Seattle Thunderbirds lost, yet our night was great!
That following weekend John, who always comes on every Green River hiking event invited me and two friends to go on a little road trip to the beach with him and his wife. We drove about two hours to a town called Ocean Shores right next to the Pacific Ocean. Where, after we had a small lunch, we walked through sand dunes to get to the beach and sea. It was amazing! Afterwards he drove his car onto the beach. I had never done anything like that before, so it was quite the experience. He also made donuts in the sand, which kind of squeezed the three of us together in the back seat. We also flew with the kite that he brought before driving all the way back to Auburn. But we made a pit stop in between at a store called Costco. A huge store where they sell anything you can think of in giant sizes. Some say it’s more American than national parks!
Past Sunday me and some friends bought tickets for a baseball game. The Washington huskies versus Illinois state. Which took place at the university of Washington in Seattle. Yet again I had a wonderful day. The game lasted like three hours, but I loved it! Most of us bought some UW gear afterwards before heading to Pike place market where we ate some.
I realize I am all caught up with my blog! Next week I’ll write some about my last classes, finals week, packing adventures and more!