Our flight to Cairns was so quick in comparison to our first flight - a mere two and a half hours in comparison to the original sixteen. Stepping off the plane we all noticed the increase in temperature and the overwhelming amount of palm trees. This trip seems to just keep getting better! What excited us all the most was knowing what these next few days would be bringing. We would be crossing two things off our bucket list including sky diving and visiting the Great Barrier Reef.
We traveled by bus from the airport to our new home for the next three days. Although I am sad to say goodbye to my original three roommates, I now get the opportunity to share a room with three others - Ellie Clayton '13, Liz Hyde '15 and Lindsay Allard '14. After dropping our bags off in our room, we quickly changed and headed out shopping and looking for fun Australian souvenirs.
After a long three hour shopping trip, Liz Hyde '15 and I decided we both deserved a trip to the pool after all our hard work. We sat by this oversized pool with a few of the other freshmen while the sun peaked in and out of the clouds. The pool was accompanied by a hot tub which only added to the paradise feel we were all experiencing.
We dined as a team at a restaurant looking out over the harbor. To top off the view, the evening fog lifted and left us with a beautiful rainbow. To end an amazing day, the team headed to a nearby gelato place, satisfying everyone's dessert cravings. Truly a day filled with travel, shopping, great food and a whole lot of fun - what more can we ask for!
|Gelato - a team favorite!|
Stay tuned for tomorrow's entry as we tackle the Great Barrier Reef!
Jessica Venturino '15
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Liz Hyde '16