I’m already more than halfway through the first semester, and I have no idea how I got here so quickly. I’ve been staying busy between school, crew, clubs, and military obligations. But I’ve also managed to have some fun—this past Saturday, I went to Boston with one of my friends. It was an…. interesting experience. I’ve never actually been to Boston before, and neither had my friend, so we had no clue what to do. We ended up going to Harvard Square and walking up and down the Charles River, where the Head of the Charles (a major rowing event) was taking place. The varsity team was there, so we spent a few hours trying to find some of my friends who were at it. Unfortunately, we didn’t find them, but we enjoyed just being out in the real world and wearing civvies. It actually kind of felt weird to wear jeans.
We also met up with a Harvard freshman who is friends with someone we both know at the Academy. We ended up going to a Mexican place that seemed like an elite version of Chipotle, and enjoyed some of the food there. Then, Sam and I took a subway back to Boston and wandered around there for a bit. Boston was actually a little sketchy, since it was dark and there weren’t too many people there. We did find a good frozen yogurt place, which was nice. I know that we both wished we could have spent the night in Boston or Harvard Square, but since we had to stand duty the next day (which meant that we had to be back by 7:15 Sunday morning), we had to catch the 9:30 p.m. train. By that point, we were both tired as a result of cleaning for formal room and wing the night before and just from the long week. On the train ride home, we both slept.
Of course, as soon as we got back to the Academy, we felt awake, and ended up hanging out in the Bravo Dayroom with another 4/c, who, incidentally was the friend of the freshman at Harvard. We were later joined by a 1/c, who was interesting to listen to, because his ramblings kind of had meaning in them.
I finally went to bed around three, kind of out of it… It had been a long day. But overall, it was good— it was nice just getting out of New London for a few hours.
If you’re interested in finding out more about the Academy, feel free to email me at Caroline.Miller1@uscga.edu!
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