So this is my first blog post for a couple of reasons:
- I have found a new passion is spending 100% of my free time asking for money for the Bus (and plants and cigars etc.).
- I don’t have a computer.
- I don’t have a phone.
- I have slept an average of 4.5 hours since Senior Week.
Anyways, the Bus encountered one of its first major obstacles (or as I like to refer to it as, a sticky veg situation). We had to bring our Bus into the MCI shop for some suspension repairs, and ended up staying the day in what is now what one of my favorite parts of the world: New Jersey (is there a sarcasm font?).
But in all seriousness, Jersey isn’t as bad as I thought, whatever that means. Our gracious last-minute hosts, the Cohens showed us all the highlights of the town. We went to CVS [where Devo (aka Nikki) waited 2 hours for prescription medicine that is now off the market], water ice (which is apparently famous all of South Jersey!), LL Bean (we have so much solar power now!!), and TWO Verizon stores (however I still don’t have a phone).
While we ran our errands, Meegs worked out to ‘80s dance videos, Jules and Ewik troubleshot, Matt and Sarah threw the first pitch at baseball game (how romantic is that!?), Joey explored a magical forest, Garzy ordered eco-friendly business cards, Laura researched breast issues that will change the world, Channah started her SECOND academic paper to determine the correlation of estrogen on sleeping habits, Jen woke me up twice, Morgs reworked our logistics, and Nikki tested a new foam acne product while making friends at CVS.
And now we are on the road. Courtesy of David Attenborough, we are learning about the shallow seas of the world, enjoying our Cabot Cheese dinner, and sticking our heads out the roof to look at cool bridges.
Sustainability Success Story of the Day: Cherry Hill, NJ has solar panels on its electrical grid system all around town!
At the end of the day, some of the problems are fixed, but sadly we had to miss one of our events tonight. Thanks so much to Bethesda Big Train, the Dartmouth Club of D.C., and Honest Tea for their support and concern for the Big Green Bus.
We hope to see anyone who missed us today from 12-2:30pm tomorrow, June 30th, on Capital Hill (1st and C St.) and any Dartmouth Alumni are welcome to come to Jack’s Boathouse in Georgetown from 5-8pm for drinks, kayaks and grilling!