As I mentioned in my previous post, our finals week at Evergreen is a pretty relaxing affair. Since a lot of the time we don’t have huge tests and multiple classes, it’s easy to get the entirety of finals done by Monday. Because of that, we actually get a whole second week off during breaks! For my final this quarter, I had to give a presentation on the material I had covered during my 10 weeks of independent research. I was able to do that the Friday before eval week, so I had all week to adventure before Spring break even officially started!
A fellow classmate/co worker and I decided to make the long road trip down to Reno, Nevada to visit another friend and classmate of ours that has recently graduated. We got to do a lot of fun things, but my absolute favorite was snowshoeing up at Lake Tahoe. I have a serious love for mountains (in case you hadn’t noticed from my other posts), so being at such a high elevation and hiking through snow that was so deep we were walking over bushes was a much more preferable way to spend my finals week than at home cramming for tests.
We left Nevada at the end of eval week and made it back to Olympia in time to hang out, relax, and work during Spring break. I feel super lucky that I get to live in a place as beautiful as the PNW. Not only because of its incredible nature, but also because of how relatively close we are to so many awe-inspiring natural places – even if you have to drive 10 hours to get somewhere, the entire drive is beautiful enough to make it completely and 100% worth it. While driving through the Sierras and then through the Cascades we got some really wonderful views so the drive flew by!