When you’re in season, break isn’t exactly a break. But getting out of the classroom and off campus is definitely refreshing. I’m sure it depends on the sport, whether or not your team will head off campus. Even my first two years here, our lacrosse team stayed on campus. I had the pleasure of sleeping in a friend’s dormroom freshman year and another’s house sophomore year. Now, instead of spending a week sleeping over in another teammate’s quarters because my dorm is closed we get to go on an adventure!
This year we headed down to Washington DC. We began our break with a win against Conn College, loaded the bus and headed down to just outside Hartford. The next day, we mosied on down to Newark Academy, where we played on the hometown turf of a few players on the team. We followed this up with some unbelievable sandwiches from the Millburn Deli – nothing like being in the tri-state again for some good eats. Unfortunately, we didn’t have enough time to stop at Bagel Chateau to grab some bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches, but I survived.
Our next stop would be in Virginia for some BBQ. But first we had to continue our Harry Potter series binging. There’s nothing like a little Chamber of Secrets to take your mind off the frenzy of being trapped on a coach bus for six hours after having already been on one for about four hours already. Next time, we’ll continue with the DC-Maine portion of the trip.