Welp. It's back to reality. Goodbye 80 degree weather, sun dresses, bike rides, and delicious food and hello snow, bean boots, homework, and dining hall food. RIP Spring Break 2017.
It's officially back to the daily grind and the final push until the end of the semester. I am more than ready for consistent warm weather (I am always so much happier when it's warm out!) and a little break from all things school related.
Spring Break felt like such a tease of summer! I put my laptop away...well for the most part and tried to leave all the stress at school. After traveling for 9 days I think I need a vacation from our vacation! We had such a blast together and I don't think anyone was ready to make the drive back to school on Sunday. We only have about 6 weeks left of school so there's light at the end of the tunnel! It's still crazy to me how fast our senior year seems to be wrapping up.
We made the never ending drive to the Palm Beach area (where Emory is from) on Friday afternoon and made it in late that night. We took advantage of the the two full days we were there and spent Saturday and Sunday exploring the area and showing it off to our two friends who had never been. It was my third time down there visiting and I fall more in love with it every time! I'm obsessed with the bright colors, WARM WEATHER, and the abundance of Lilly everywhere you look.
There's still so many things I want to do down there so I think another trip down this summer is a must!
After a sunny two days in South Florida, we hoped on our 4-day cruise to the Bahamas on Monday. We were a little unsure what to expect over all, but we all ended up having a blast. I think it's safe to say one of our favorite things about the whole ship was the food. I think we all agreed that we felt like we all gained 10 pounds by the end because every thing we ate was just so good. There were a few nights where we all ordered multiple desserts...and finished all of them. That's what vacation is for though right?!
The boat was a majority of spring breakers and at times we felt like we were the only ones who didn't go to UGA, ha! So it was without a doubt quite the party. I'm not the craziest partier and some nights I would much prefer watching a movie in bed over any party but we still had a blast.
We made two stops, one in Nassau and one on Royal Carribean's private island, Coco Cay. We got lucky and the weather was perfect on both days. It had been really windy the first night (I may have even gotten a bit sea sick) and the boat can't port at either place if the wind is too strong, but luckily the spring break gods were on our side and by the second day the sun came out and it was smooth sailing!
We got off the boat on Friday and headed back north. We still had all day Friday and Saturday so we decided to make a pit stop and see my family in Hilton Head to break up the long drive. While it was a bit chillier there (note my very fashionable outfit LOL) it was still fun to show off one of my all time favorite places. My family has been visiting Hilton Head for decades now and holds a very special place in my heart. Every time I go back I fall more in love with the mossy trees and the small town charm.
We got back in the car early Sunday morning to make it back to campus by mid-afternoon so we would have some time to tackle the mountain of homework that was awaiting our arrival. I have now 6 more weeks until the graduation festivities begin and the new phase begins! Until then it's more back to homework, classes, and meetings. Take me back to spring break!