Hi y’ all,
Goodmorning all the way from Maryland in the United States! We arrived here 4 days ago, however it feels like we’re here for an eternity already, it feels so homey here and Megan, Jenna and I picked up our friendship right where we left off, it almost feels like I haven’t been gone for over a year. It feels like an eternity, but at the same time it feels like we’re here for just a few seconds. Time goes by so fast, it literally (well, not literally) flies by. The 4 of us talk for hours, laugh at Torrey’s and Michael’s lame jokes, sing along in car rides and pose for a million photos.
So let me give you a short summary of the past few daysss.
6 AM, Tuesday morning, my alarm clock went off and while Willem, who was laying next to me yawned and roller over one more time, I jumped out of bed and couldn’t contain my excitement. ‘Aaaah, the day was finally here!’ I snap chatted Megan one more time, saying ‘ 0 dayssss’, which is something we’ve been doing for the past weeks, counting down the days.
Lieke and I got ready, packed the last few things in our (way too heavy) suitcases and were ready to go! An hour later, we arrived in the airport and came to the conclusion we had to pay a 70 euros fee for our 4 kilo overweight suitcases. We def didn’t plan on paying that fee, so we opened up our overloaded suitcases, and while people in the long queue behind us started sighing, we got rid of anything unnecessary. After we left our fake tanner, shaving cream and two pairs of shoes behind, it was time to say goodbye to our beloved boyfriends and parents. We were finally ready to take off to the country of yellow school busses, oreos in a 100 different flavors and Trump vs Hillary supporters.
A short flight to Iceland, a longer flight to Baltimore and many Netflix hours later, we jumped, screamed and ran into Megan’s arms.
That night, we got Chipotle for dinner, and in case you didn’t know, Chipotle is my nr.1 craving. We neeeeeed Chipotle in The Netherlands! After we filled our belly’s with a good amount of Guac, rice and sour cream, it was time to give our presents. We gave a ton of stroopwafels, haribo candy and a gourmet set, all things that they don’t have in the US. That night, we basically just catched up and talked about our separate lives in the States and in the Netherlands. Boyfriends, schooldrama, partynights, best friends. There was soooo much to talk about.
Tuesday night, we met up with Megan and Michael, however, Jenna and Torrey were still abroad in Canada back then. We met up with them the next day, on Wednesday morning. More hugs and laughs, the reunion was finally complete!!
Wednesday morning, Meg, Jen, Liek and I went to Annapolis. Annapolis is a cute, old, picturesque town and is filled with stunning houses and good restaurants. We walked around, ate french crepes (Not so American, but they were soooo good!!) and took a ton of fun pictures. By the time it was 2 pm, our glowy skin wasn’t highlighter, but it was pure sweat. We needed a refreshment, and we needed it now!! Torrey wanted to go tubing in the Severn river, which is something that Lieke and I had never done before. So we changed our Spanish red dresses quickly for one of Lucy’s cute bikinis (Thanks for borrowing Lucy :)) and were ready to jump in the warm, salt water.
Tubing itself was great! Soooo much adreline, laughter and screaming. We enjoyed the warm sun on our skin and the stunning view with colorful kayaks, high bridges and all the green that we were surround with. We drove home with contented smiles on our faces. Later that evening, we had a typical American dinner with the fam, mac ’n cheese with hot dogs and doritos. Sooo good and sooo unhealthy hehe.
Thursday was Washington DC day! Again, it was about 35 degrees celcius (90+ degrees Fahrenheit!!), so we went off with our bags fulled with sunscreen and liters of water. We walked around and enjoyed all the glorious, huge monuments that the city is filled with. We took selfies with Lincoln, posed in front of The Washington Hill monument and watched all the protest groups in front of The White House. It was a fun, but tiring day. The heat was extremely exhausting, but after a delicious avocado pesto sandwich and a fresh, strawberry smoothie, we were ready for the rest of the day. We ended up strolling around in DC and once we got home had (again typical American, I guess) pizza, spaghetti for dinner. We ended the evening chill with a movie night and we baked some Dutch Stroopwafel cake, which tasted absolutely amazing.
Friday was a chill day. We went to Jenna’s beautiful babysit address. This place is stunning, the house is white and very spacious, they have a deck right on the river with a great boat. But the best part is the view. A huge blue pool with a hot tub and the stunning Severn river and Mike’s crab place right behind it. For hours, we talked, swam in the pool, applied a ton of sun screen, jumped in the river and waited for the tan lines to appear. We had a good Panera salad for lunch (trying to eat healthy and to make up for al the unhealthy dinners hehe) and enjoyed our chill summer day. Later that day, we showered, got ready and went to the mall (to spend more money than we wanted to…). Late at night, we went to Phil’s. There were some people, like Kenzee and Ryan, that I met through the school exchange last year, so it was fun seeing them again. It was a chill night, we danced, sang en enjoyed each other company.
Anyways, now it’s saturday morning (for me at least, all my Dutchies live 6 hours ahead of me) and I quickly want to post this before we’re gonna go tubing again with Michael!
Hope you enjoyed my update on the last few days. And you can expect a new blogpost soon, at least as long as my jetlag lasts hehe. I keep waking up at 5 or 6 am so I’ll have plenty of time to write blog posts, since the rest of the house here is asleep till 9. (Yes, you can def hear jealousy in my voice here, ugh jetlags, I want to sleep in!!!)