Last Thursday my friend Marlo and I went up to Montreal to see Chance the Rapper. I, not knowing who Chance the Rapper was, bought tickets to see him for my boyfriend and I, because he is a big fan. Then my boyfriend decided to go to Ecuador for 7 weeks, and suddenly I had two tickets for a concert of someone I was unfamiliar with (I now know who he is and understand how crazy I was for not knowing before). Luckily, my friend who loves music was able to come with me! One of the best things about living in Burlington is it’s super easy to pop over to Montreal, the drive’s only an hour and a half. It was such a fun concert and night. We went out after the show and spent most of our time on Crescent Street. Somehow we ended up at a club called Thursday’s, left for food, and still ended up back there. Marlo and I didn’t get back to our hotel until 3 am, but it was so much fun. It also was so exhausting. Mostly because I was still jet lagged from Germany, and had been going to bed by 8pm up until then. Marlo and I stayed in this adorable hotel on Saint-Catherine Street called Hotel Abri du Voyageur. All our room had was a double bed and sink, and a shared bathroom down the hall, but that was all we needed! It was perfect for two broke college students who simply needed a place to sleep. The next morning we woke up late and went to Eggspectation for breakfast. It was exactly what we needed. This picture of my food is the only picture I left Montreal with… oops.
Saturday night was one of the first nights I got to spend time with some of my friends from high school this summer. My friend, also named Ashley, just moved out to Burlington and her house is almost on the beach of Lake Champlain. We had a fire, s’mores, and watched the sunset. It was so much fun catching up and just being around people I’ve known for so long, I found it really comforting.
My extended family decided to celebrate Memorial Day on Sunday night, so after work I headed over to my cousin’s house for a BBQ. As the only vegetarian of the family I was happy enough with the guacamole that was there. Again, being home from school and around all of my family felt super comforting. My cousin Eric just graduated form University of New Haven and my cousin Scott is home from Michigan State. It feels good to have them back because we all grew up right down the street from one another, so having them gone is like having a sibling gone.
Yeah, so I don’t have many pictures of my most recent activities. But these are a few I found on my phone. For the most part, I spend my days working and I’m lucky if I have time to do this fun stuff with my summer. That’s why I am grateful and excited each time I do something enjoyable!