Over mid semester break, I was able to both go home to MA, and bring some of my rook siblings home with me. And I can say it was definitely a needed break from rookdom.
The first night, I was lucky enough to make it to see the end of my sisters volleyball game, something I have never been able to do before. What was really cool, was that as a result of my school buying new uniforms, my sister was playing in my old jersey. It was also really cool to see some of my old teammates, and see how all the younger girls have progressed. Along with trying to explain volleyball to my rook siblings, who all knew close to nothing about the game.
On Friday, I showed them around the area that I live and some of my favorite places, along with recruiting at my high school. [I should probably also mention, we took full advantage of being able to sleep in] This included going to my favorite burger place, Local Burger, and shopping at a store that has both some of the best socks and hot sauce.
On Saturday, we went to Boston. We started at Quincy market, to the Boston Commons/Public Garden, Fenway, and finally little Italy. Around Boston, we just walked and explored, eventually finding the “pumpkins of Boston,” which each weighed around 430 lbs [see picture of small child on pumpkin below]. In little Italy, we went to Mike’s Pastry shop, where we were in search of cannolis. There, we started a conversation with one of the family grandmas, in a casual discussion of how to pronounce certain words, like “hammock” or “syrup.”
Then on Sunday, sadly our trip ended. However, we did come back with our humongous pumpkin of 130lbs [see earlier blog about carving].
Here are some pictures from midsemester: