I realized this year that it is the first Spring Break since high school that I didn’t turn it into a big trip. I’ll take you through my mental reminisce:
Spring Break 2011
Road Trip: Playa Soraya and to Río Celeste
Adventurous Friends: Katie Zobro and Lisa Hartman
Read about it: Here and here
Yes, it's as gorgeous as it looks. Only even better in real life.
Here we are -- fresh and crispy from the beach hiking to Río Celeste.
Spring Break 2010
Bus Trip to Panama
To Keep Me Company: my very bestest friend Tricia
Read about it: Here and here and here and about the artwork here and about running into other Judson friends here
I checked ''Panama Canal'' off my list of places to go.
While hiking along the beach, we found this weird sphere that had washed on shore. We later found out it was used in the Panama version of the TV show Survivor.
Spring Break 2009
Bus Trip to Playa Montezuma
Friends: Kim VanArtsdalen and Trish
Read about it: Here
Oh yes, I get that tan... only after 4 straight days in the equatorial sun. LtoR Kim, Trish, Kate
Spring Break 2008
Organization: Sonshine Gospel Ministries
Check out their ministry: Here
We went to class every morning to learn about the history of Chicago, and then we had assignments around the city based on what we learned.
We stayed in a house in South Chicago in a neighborhood covered in graffiti.
Spring Break 2007
San José, Costa Rica
Organization: A whole bunch of them…
Here's our team... I know you're thinking, ''That's a dorky sweater, Kate.'' Don't worry, my current sense of fashion agrees with you.
I think this is the moment when I fell in love with the rainforest.
Spring Break 2006
Organization: Adventure Learning Center
Check out their ministry: here
We visited orphanages and worked at the Adventure Learning Center with students all week.
We painted houses that overlooked the Atlantis resort. Many families could not afford to even think about going to Atlantis for a day.
Spring Break 2005
We worked in schools most of the week, putting on plays and answering kids' questions about being Americans.
Ireland is very green and very cold in March.
And while I didn’t go anywhere this year, I accomplished a lot of graduate homework. : ) Besides, it’s fun to imagine where I might go next year…