Hey guys! Apologies for the long delay, with classes starting and everything, life has been a little busy. Spring break is in two weeks! A friend and I are planning on going to Melbourne, which by all accounts is a beautiful, awesome city. Plus, it only costs ~$50 to fly there! I also want to get to Byron Bay and the Whitsunday Islands at some point while I’m here, so we’ll see what happens there. 

The trip I’m most excited for is New Zealand! Globalinks offers excursion packages to various locations, and we get to choose one for free! Ian and I are planning on going when he is here, probably around the middle of June. The good news is that he can purchase the same package, including food, lodging, and activities, for $300. We will be going to Queenstown, which is on the South Island, and is absolutely stunning. So expect a ton more pictures from that! He will be here in approximately five weeks and I can’t wait!  

My classes are fairly interesting, but it’s getting to the point in the semester where I actually have to do work, so that’s no fun. On the other hand, I am loving my new friends. I am going to miss them so much when I come home! They are mainly from New Jersey, Tennesee/New Orleans, and Australia, but I think they will manage to visit…I think they should come to the State Fair, since not one of them has ever tasted a cheese curd. I KNOW. I was floored. I just feel so sad for them, you know? They don’t even know what they are missing. 

Surfing was AMAZING! It was such a blast, and it was the fastest two hours of my life. I can’t wait to take a couple more lessons and then maybe try it on my own! Board rentals are actually really affordable, so that is great news. I am discovering the nightlife of Sydney now, which is a lot of fun! Not quite as much fun as Dinkytown, but that was to be expected 🙂

Love to family and friends, I miss you all! xoxo