Time for a quick update on what I’ve been doing this summer and fall.
No, not my birthday, but a birthday nonetheless.
As is becoming a tradition, a big group of us – mostly friends from the rock climbing gym – went up to New Hampshire for Simone’s birthday.
Last weekend I went to New Hampshire with Julian and Erin to get our boat-drivers certifications. Now I can now drive a boat in 49 states! (I should probably find out what that last one is….)
We also learned how to wakeboard, which is really exhausting.
I killed one terrarium along the way but consider it a fair price to pay for aquatic freedom.
I decided to take advantage of the long weekend and catch a bus up to Montreal. I can’t bike due to a knee injury and my friends Noa and Lea are living in Montreal, so it was the perfect excuse.
This weekend the MIT Outing Club held a Circus at their cabin in Rumney.
I left work early on Friday to head west to Erving State Forest with Julian and Erin.
We had an isolated camp site in the middle of the woods, and spent the weekend hiking and bonfiring (and chopping wood like real men with my new hatchet).
On Sunday we stopped by Historic
Deerfield and the Yankee Candle Store on our way home.
This weekend I joined the MIT Outing Club on a trip to Acadia.
It’s a long drive, but I hiked, climbed cliffs along the seashore, and sea kayaked with seals.
Last night I met professional cyclist and all around awesome person, Jens Voigt, when he did a post-blizzard Q&A at a local bike shop.
Well known for his famous quote, “Shut up legs!“, I asked him to sign a poster of the phrase that I had made years ago and have had hanging in my apartment ever since.
The blog has been sparse lately, but that’s because a lot has changed. Despite a job offer in Tel Aviv, I decided (last-minute) that it was best to come back to Boston. The last few weeks were spent wrapping things up in Israel, saying goodbye to friends, and getting things sorted for my return.
I have lots of photos to post from our final trip and closing ceremonies, but in the meantime, here is a video I put together about my two days trapped in New York’s JFK airport thanks to a blizzard.