Saturday, July 6, 2013

Biking, Flying, and the Bean

I guess I'm going to go back to this 'posting daily' thing I haven't done in so long :)

Today I biked to a town about 6 miles away with one of my friends, we got frozen custard while there and talked about a bunch of things. We went to a bookstore as well and I got, how many books I have to go count them.. five! And let me tell you those were not easy to bike the six miles back with.

Then I just spent the rest of my day at home, I was watching the news on TV with my dad for over two hours when I came home because the airplane crash at SFO had just happened while I was getting frozen custard, and there was live news coverage of it all day. If you hadn't heard about it, a plane flying in to San Francisco from South Korea went out of control and crashed on the runway, the tail was broken off as it hit the barrier and the plane cartwheeled and skidded to a stop, only two were confirmed dead last I checked and most had gotten off of the plane to safety before it caught on fire. I haven't checked the stats recently. It was pretty scary though. I live just an hour south of San Francisco.

One of my best friends was actually boarding a plane at SFO to go to China right when the crash happened, when I heard about it I texted her right away making sure she was okay, thankfully they were fine (although they kept them on the plane waiting for almost 5 hours before they could go back and wait in the airport terminal -.-). I'm so thankful she's fine though, she was flying off from the same runway set that the plane crashed on and if things had happened at slightly different times then maybe they could have gotten hit.

I went to dinner with my dad, then we came home and booked everything for our trip next week to Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota and Chicago, Illinois. I'm extremely excited for it!! Although I'm nervous for my interviews at the colleges :s We're leaving on Wednesday, only a few days away, yay! And we're going to be staying in a hotel right by the Mall of America in Minn/StPaul, it's this insanely huge mall that has an amusement park inside it, my dad said that if you spent five minutes in every store in the mall, it would take you two days to visit them all (not sure if that's true, but WOW). And I'm so excited just to see the area, it seems like a really nice place and the school which I probably want to go to most (aside from those in Europe), Macalester, is in MSP. It will be awesome to take my tour/interview there. And Chicago will be amazing as well, all the architectural genius in that city, and I can't wait to see the Bean, if you don't know what it is here's a picture:

So awesome!

I haven't talked to anyone in the blog world in a while, leave me a comment and let me know what's been going on with you, I'd love to catch up! :)

I'm going to upload in another post my pictures from today, they're on my mobile but for some reason I can't access this post to edit from mobile, so I'll just make a separate post.

1 comment:

  1. I live near Denver, Colorado, but wow! You're so close to San Fransisco. I heard about he plane crash and I was so happy that only two were killed. That's just crazy to think about though.
    I really hope that your trip goes well, what do you want to go for?
    The bean loos amazing! I want to see it as well, but that won't be for a long while. It sounds like you had a good day, and I'm glad.
    I'm doing alright. Trying to enjoy my summer. Just breathing. Things have been difficult for me recently, so I'm just trying to make the best of it. (:
    It's so nice to hear from you. I love reading your blog. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Xx
    Take care, and stay safe. Xx