Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Hello everybody!  I made it home safe and sound, although there were some problems along the way.  Despite that, I am happily home now!  I arrived in Norfolk, Va. on Thursday at around 4 p.m.  My dad greeted me at the airport.  It was so nice to see him!  We drove home, and my mom came running out of the house with my new puppy, which I haven't met in person yet (only on video chat).  I had always wanted to decorate our house with Christmas lights, so my mom surprised me with Christmas lights outlining our house!

My mom also had another surprise waiting for me.   As I walked to my room, it had a "CAUTION" banner on the door.  As she opened the door, I had to close my eyes.  When I opened them, to my surprise, my room had been completely changed!  She bought new furniture for me and painted the entire room!  It looked as if she raided the store, Pier 1 Imports!  I loved my newly decorated room!  After seeing my room for the first time in three months, I had dinner waiting for me in the kitchen.  It was nice not cooking dinner for once!  One thing I really missed in Austria was sushi, so my parents had sushi waiting for me! 

I was only able to enjoy one full day at home on Friday for I traveled to Connecticut on Saturday to visit Quinnipiac and my old friends from my prep school, The Gunnery.  I drove 8 hours although I was already really exhausted from my trip home from Austria.  I arrived in Connecticut just in time for a 4 o'clock game at the TD Bank Sports Center.  The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team was playing Princeton!  It was nice to see my teammates and some of the fans!  As the team beat Princeton the night before, they continued their winning streak and beat Princeton at home!  They won their sixth straight victory and Coach let them go out for some drinks that night!  I was really happy that I was able to party with my teammates that weekend.

After spending Saturday night with my old teammates, I traveled to Southbury, Conn. to spend some time with my prep school friends for I hadn't seen most of them in over a year!  We all went out to dinner on Sunday night, and then we went to a sports bar in Watertown to watch some football and have some drinks.  The next day, I returned home.  It was a great weekend seeing all my old friends!

I am tired from all my traveling, so I don't think I will be doing much traveling for awhile, although I am going to Washington, D.C. today.  My mom bought my brother and I two tickets to see a Washington Capitals game as part of our Christmas present!  My brother and I will be driving to Washington, D.C. to see my favorite team play the Philadelphia Flyers at 7 p.m. tonight!  I'm excited to watch the "Caps" play live since I had been watching them play on little screen on my laptop for the last three months in Austria!


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