My journey back to America during our study abroad holiday break
I’ve been back in the States for about a week now. The flight back may have been one of the worst traveling experiences I’ve ever had. Snow delays, airport naps, missed connections, and navigating the Newark airport all made for one long and interesting 25 hours of travel.
I have to admit the 7 hour flight from Scotland to the US was a lot easier since there are TV’s in the back of the headrests. And hey, I could’ve been the girl in front of me at the check-in counter who missed her connecting flight out of New Jersey and was therefore told she would need to camp out in the Newark airport for three days because there were no more flights to where ever she was going, and Continental Airlines couldn’t provide her accommodation. Luckily I wasn’t.
Home has been great. I was actually planning on going the full nine months of the school year without coming home, and then it hit me sometime in mid-November that that plan wasn’t going to work. Anyways, I spent Christmas Eve and Christmas itself with my whole family. It was a great time as always and there’s nothing better than seeing everyone after being on another continent for 3-4 months.
I also got to see a few friends from high school over the course of the week, and I made it down to a Holy Cross basketball game last night. I met up with a few of my best friends from HC at the game, and I was able to see my friends on the team play for the first time this year. I’ve seen just about everyone I needed to see, which will make going back for another 5 months a lot easier – not to mention the fact that it’s Scotland.
I’ve started to get ready to head back. There are a lot of things in the US that is really expensive in the UK, like Skippy, so I’m stocking my suitcase. Because of the way our year is split up, I’ll be taking my first semester finals when I get back, but after those, I have 3 weeks of freedom which will hopefully be spent knocking off some of those New Year’s resolutions. Hopefully the flight back to Scotland is a little smoother this time around.
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