I am sad to report that Spring Break 2014 has come and passed here at the Webb. It was certainly one to remember and oh, did I mentioned that it is currently 32 degrees in Boiling Springs, NC? Don’t even get me started on that.
I am writing this blog, however, from the sunny skies and 75 degree weather of Las Vegas, Nevada! I spent my entire spring break on Nellis Air Force base, which is located in North Las Vegas area, with my wonderful boyfriend, Will. He is a weapons engineer and soon to be senior airman in the AF and has been stationed here for seven months. Yeah, I kinda dig him.
11 days in Vegas has certainly been an adventure. We did everything from walk Fremont Street & the Vegas strip, to eat pizza & Twizzlers in the Nevada desert. This is the first Spring Break I have spent away from my roommates and the beach, though I think I am coming back just as tan as anyone who went! The sun has shown direct and bright every day and the ‘trees’ here are what we North Carolinian’s would consider shrubbery.
This place is mighty different from my home on the east coast– that is for sure! There is no Cheerwine, no sweet tea, no Bojangles, no Cookout, and no grass, but it is beautiful in its own right. Lake Mead is arguably one of the prettiest bodies of water I have ever seen. The Hoover Dam is magnanimous and awe-inspiring and the desert dunes/mountains create a painter-pretty sunset.
The best images of Las Vegas, however, come from the strip at night.
Most of my Spring Breaks in high school were either spent at home catching up on sleep and homework, or spent traveling the east coast visiting colleges. The various ‘breaks’ you will receive in college, however, are actually breaks (unless you have Dr. Yelton, Dr. Moore, are a nursing major, or an in-season athlete). You have so much to look forward to!
So plan your SB months in advance and spend them with the people you love the most, whether it be with family, friends, a significant other, or with strangers on a mission trip. GWU offers so many different Spring Break opportunities! This year alone, the school offered trips to NYC, Disney World, France, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Honduras!
Pick a place, ask a friend, plan it out, and save your pennies because Spring Break in college ain’t no joke. Do it right and when you think you have a big trip planned, go bigger!
Praise the Lord & pass the peaches,