This day finally has arrived -- the last day of our east coast trip! I actually have a mixed feeling towards this because it has been a very fun time so I do not wish it to end, but meanwhile it has been a good nine days of endless walking and lack of sleep so I do miss my actual home in San Francisco. According to the weather forecast, thunderstorm and rain were supposed to take place today, as we also did not have anything planned for today. Some of us slept in this morning and got some rest, while the other half of us decided to spend our last day in Boston outdoors under the rain.
We planned on the spot to explore the Boston Public Garden under the rain. However, we ended up going back to the Quincy Market as we wanted to explore more and buy food. We walked to the other end of the market to the harbor, then we explored about the gift shops and souvenirs. Next, we headed into the food market and back to the food booth where we bought our lobster rolls last night. Instead of buying a lobster roll, this time I decided to try the New England clam chowder. After lunch, we headed back to the hotel to pack up and check out our rooms. I actually could not imagine how I spent quite a lot of money when I step foot outside only for about two to three hours. Anyways, now it is the time to give Boston a big farewell, or actually say bye to east coast rather. On our way to the Boston Logan International Airport we go! We took the airport shuttle bus and arrived at the airport. We board on the plane and off we went to the airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After a good three hour plane ride with multiple attempts to sleep, we bought dinner at the airport in Wisconsin. At the airport was when we eyewitnesses how the weather can change within one minute, from a half cloudy weather to a sky filled with grey clouds and rain started to pour and lastly flood the whole floor surface, along with thunderstorm. As we thought that the plane would be delayed, we actually boarded on time because thunderstorm seems to be quite a normal thing in Wisconsin. We then board on the plane and just only five more hours -- San Francisco, I’m almost back! Throughout the plane ride, I had quite some difficulty sleeping as my back and legs felt painful and uncomfortable. Nonetheless, I still managed to get some sleep as tired as I was. Finally, at around 11 P.M., we arrived at SFO! San Francisco, home, I am back!
Overall, this was a very fun trip! It actually felt as if it went by pretty quick because we stayed only for three days in each city, along with our endless walking and lack of sleep per day. My feet certainly felt painful and it has been quite a long journey through these ten days. As we visited each city, I gradually enjoyed the weather more. Our first city, D.C., was very humid. Next to New York, which was also very hot but not as humid. The last city, Boston, has a weather similar to SF’s, which I enjoyed the most. Throughout our trip, we visited many colleges and the Chinatowns in each city, and they can be comparable to one another, as I see many similarities between most of these places. This trip reminded me a lot of history information that I learned from high school, along with exploration around the actual places (instead of just images from the textbook). This has been my third CCDC trip, and I realized that the number of days increases along with the number of cities we explore on each trip. If there were a fourth trip for me next year, I would probably expect to go on a fifteen day trip to explore four cities!