Time is seriously tickin' and the summer's flying by! After officially graduating, I finished student teaching June 15th and have been enjoying my summer thoroughly! I've gotten some time to read up on Japan (but have been seriously struggling to learn Japanese) and elax in the sun, as well as spend time with friends, of course go the Fest, and had the privilege of going on a family vacation to Maui, Hawaii. It's getting to be crunch time now as I attempt to get in all the final documents, organize paperwork, move out of our place in Madison, tie up all the loose ends, spend time with friends and family, and pack (seriously, two 50 lb bags... HOW am I gonna do it?). Luckily, I've got Kristin coming up to visit so I can squeeze in some more friend time as well as Brewers, beer, and Butts (Eddie, of course!) action.
Check out what I've been up to:
Onto Maui, Hawaii trip: Sunrise over the volcanic crater, Mt. Haleakala (10,000ft elevation), after which, we rode down the 36 mile road dodging vehicles, but looking fly in full body suits and massive helmets.
All the food was amazing - but this was easily the best meal I had: a tempura style sushi roll with both ahi and mahi mahi sashimi with an absolutely amazing raw seaweed "salad" in ginger marinade. If this is a teaser for what I'm to expect in Japan, I'm ready!
All five of us together on one trip? Let's just say it wasn't quite like the "old" road trips!
Great to have everyone together again in Maui:)