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March 9, 2014

Spring Break Diaries II

Day 5

Today marks the halfway point of spring break & Dale’s 19th Birthday! I cannot believe that the time has come to start counting the days until I go back to Clark as opposed to the days of spring break that I have left. In an effort to make the most of the fabulous weather and our time in Florida, we took a tram tour through The Everglades. Though I am not a huge fan of birds, the tour was great – complete with crocodiles, ibises, and stories of the Seminole Wars. Back at the condo we played a very intense game of Monopoly. Dale won. But in my defense, his methods were completely deceptive and vicious – taking advantage of Laura’s nascent skills. Oh well…. The night was topped off with a Peruvian dinner at El Gran Inka.

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Day 7

Hello diary! I am so excited to tell you about my last day in Key Biscayne. This morning we visited Bill Bagg’s State Park. The park was home to a lighthouse, Stiltsville, and a home once used as a stop along the Underground Railroad.

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Next Dale and I went to a wonderful little Cuban place. My sandwich was out of this world and the accompanying coconut water was freshly prepared and quite refreshing. After lunch we all ventured to the beach for the very last time. The water was warm and inviting and I finished Complications. Our sunbathing was followed by another game of Monopoly. Dale won, but, fortunately, his victory was not rooted in duplicity. Our last dinner on the island was at a little Italian place called Archie’s. All in all, the adventures were exceptional and the meals were incredible. We are currently sorting through all of the 500+ photos that we have collectively taken during our trip. The goal: to find the best ones for facebook to share with you! Well I better get back to it. Talk to you in Massachusetts.

Day 9 

I thought the weather here would be a lot worse, but it’s actually not that bad. Campus is still pretty deserted. I imagine more people will be arriving in the evening. In the meantime I have my choice of study lounge in Johnson-Sanford to use to catch-up on work. Number one on my priority list is tied between my jumbo three-part organic chemistry lab and my English midterm. It is a good thing that I have time on my side.

My first college spring break was fantastic! It definitely set the bar pretty high for future years. It was great company and great fun for all. I loved feeling at home at the beach and definitely feel rejuvenated to punch out these last couple of weeks of school. As Dale said the weeks will be filled with hard work of all different sorts. Let the marathon begin!

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