Friday off for fall break felt like coming up for a breath after being submerged in work for half the semester. Coming from Florida, I couldn’t necessarily convince my parents to pay for plane tickets back for a long weekend. However staying behind is one of the best decisions I ever made. I was able to explore the area around Baltimore, breaking out of the infamous “Hopkins Bubble.” It allowed me to enjoy the company of my friends outside the setting of Brody or a random classroom in Gilman (not to discredit the wonders of these locations for the purpose of studying). We got closer over something other than the amount of work that we all had or how many hours we had to stay up to finish it. I can’t quite describe in words the elation of a break, but I hope these photos can do such an emotion justice.
Larriland Farms. About 45 minutes outside of Baltimore, but it feels like a completely different world.
Apple picking is a beautiful and magical thing that does not exist in Florida. I was literally amazed… and also super hungry.
Pumpkin Patch views.*
Fam being cute while apple picking.
Sunflowers + Laughter = the closest to defining the happiness of fall break *
Day in DC. The marc train on weekdays only costs $8 so we took advantage. I felt like Olivia Pope even though I was just running around the mall all day.
Looking up. I noticed a lot more than I did as a fifth grader obsessed with Abe, and Abe alone.
For me, the Lincoln Memorial is the most important stop on the mall. It stands for so much, plus it’s the cutest.
WW2 memorial: I think this sums up what it means/what I felt there.
This is after walking miles around DC, and right before we decided that eating was more important than continuing on. *
*Image captured by my amazingly talented friend Kevin.