My hall’s awesome RA* (see note below) Megan planned a trip last weekend to celebrate our first week of classes. It was really nice to be able to go somewhere, forget about homework, and most of all, celebrate at the beach!!
About 20 of us piled into cars and took off to Huntington Beach!!
By the time we got there half of the group wanted to go eat but I stayed with the group heading towards the water.
I’m from Northern California and while we have some beautiful beaches, they are usually very cold and windy. Especially because I lived pretty far north. Only brave kids got farther than their ankles in the freezing water and I wasn’t one of them. So the idea of a warm beach was extremely exciting!! It has been a really long time since I’ve been to a warm beach. It was weird to see all of the girls go so far out into the ocean and swim in the huge waves. I’ve been taught never to go above waist level because of the horrible sleeperwaves in NorCal. It was really fun to just hang out in the sun too.
We laid out on the beach for a while and then switched with the other group and ate at BJ’s. BJ’s is a really good restaurant that has delicious deep-dish pizza and Pizookies. Pizookies are huge cookies baked in a deep dish covered with vanilla bean ice cream and they are amazing. A bunch the girls in the hall are planning a trip to go there (and the beach) soon!
Overall, it was an amazing time to get to know the girls in my hall better, hangout at the beach, and have some amazing food.
*Resident Assistant- An upperclassman who is in our hall all year to support, counsel, and love on us.