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Summer Reads

I was going to take a “beginning the adventure selfie” but all my attempts have failed and I feel extremely Basic White Girl so instead please enjoy this snapshot of the books I packed for the summer!

I tried to pick things I could really chew on and re-read since I will have limited/no access to books. I am looking forward to these!


The Downside of Leaving

One of the downsides of moving to the middle of nowhere Idaho to work at camp is that I will have limited access to the internet. My blogging streak which has now lasted almost a year and two months will come to an end after Wednesday.  The upside of this is that when I do have internet, I’ll be uploading amazing pictures of mountains and nature. Stay tuned for that! The downside is, well, no more daily posts from me. 

This really is the end of a season. I’ve grown attached to these daily posts. It has kept me consistent in a way journaling never could. Thank you, readers, for being part of my life. I hope you’ll stick around for the next adventure! 

(And don’t worry, you’ll still have me on the weekends.)

P.S. The other downside to camp is that I won’t have time and/or access to books like I do now so I probably won’t make my goal of 170 this year. *sob*


Farewell, but not goodbye…

Today was my last day of work at Americans For Prosperity. After several months of agonizing, I have finally decided to start a new adventure. I’ll be headed to Idaho for the summer to be a camp counselor and hopefully will follow that with law school in the fall. The past few months have been full of ups and downs as I’ve applied and waited…and waited…and waited…

Still waiting on those law schools, actually. However, I decided to take the leap and here I am! I leave for camp this coming Wednesday.

This has been a pretty emotional week for me. I am incredibly grateful for the last three years with AFP. I have gotten a chance to do what I love, work with amazing people, and truly make a difference here in Wisconsin. AFP has given me many, incredible opportunities, but the best one has always been the chance to wake up in the morning and say, “I can’t believe I’m getting PAID to do this!”

This is farewell to an amazing organization, but not goodbye. Though I am leaving, AFP will always be a part of who I am and what I do in the future. I’m confident in my decision yet this parting is incredibly bittersweet. 

My bosses gave me some lovely flowers!

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Rental Cars, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Indian food

Guess who just returned her rental car? This girl! No dents, dings, or damage…or fee for before under 25 which I am still very excited about.

I was a little too paranoid about getting to the airport on time. I do not even have a gate yet. I did have a lovely morning, however. I went and saw Guardians of the Galaxy 2! It definetely exceeded my admittedly limited expectations. I loved the first one and the second movie does a great job continuing to develop the characters without making it feel like they are backtracking. This isn’t a rehash of the first movie…it really feels like an original, reasonable adventure that the Guardians would have. Thank goodness for the break in origin stories! (And new heroes.) By the end, I might have even shed tears. Maybe. You can’t prove anything.

Last night after blogging I went out for Indian food which was fun DESPITE the judgemental looks I got from my waitress for needing more water to eat my mild masala. It was so good, though!

My adventures are now coming to an end. This was a fun, worthwhile trip. Now to find a corner to nap in before my flight takes off…


Car Rentals and Other Fun Stuff 

Today I did something new and extremely intimidating. I rented a car. I have had a rental car for work before but have never rented one for private use. I was so nervous of something happening I drove like a Grandma for the three hour trip from the airport to Lexington, VA.

No seriously, I added 30 minutes to my trip driving here.

Getting the rental car took way longer than I expected but they didn’t charge me for being under 25…so that is a perk. 

I am at an Air BnB right now which is so far a pleasant experience. My host has been very kind. I will provide more thoughts once this trip is over. Tomorrow I am touring Washington and Lee’s Law School!


Shenanigans

Korean…giant guitars…throwback pottery, I have been up to a lot this weekend! However, I am on the road again so you can have the whole story tomorrow (or, part of it at least)


Addendum on Yesterday

On our drive back from Oshkosh yesterday, Anna and I decided we wanted some frozen yogurt. After a few frustrated attempts, we located a “froyo” place on the GPS. The exit was the middle of nowhere. We had hoped to gas up at the same exit, but there wasn’t a gas station, Wal Mart, or McDonalds in sight. In fact, we didn’t see the froyo place either. Being intrepid adventurers, we decided to follow the GPS and keep going. We saw quite a few cornfields before finally locating the busy parking lot of Kelley Country Creamery: “the best ice cream in the middle of nowhere.” 

Not quite froyo, but really good ice cream! 

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Our adventure only got crazier as the drive went on. We ended up gassing up another remote exit where we had a lovely view of a closed down brat stand and a sketchy looking merry-go-round. Someone was singing the national anthem over a loudspeaker nearby and putting on fireworks. 

Got to love middle of nowhere Wisconsin.