I spent the first week and a half in St. Louis. I wish I could say that I did a lot of fun and exciting things, but really I just spent the week and a half resting and recovering from the lack of sleep before I arrived. That being said, I did have a lot of fun relaxing with my parents and in no way to I feel like I wasted my trip. It was exactly what I needed. I went to the zoo with my parents:
see my dad to improv (which was great, but I didn’t get any good pictures of), eat lots of delicious food:
and Jazzercise a lot (but maybe not enough considering the food in those pictures). I even got to hang out with one of my friends from high school who invited me to a rock show at WashU. The concert lighting class did the rock show as their final project. The music wasn’t great, the lighting was ok, and I was falling asleep through most of it, but I still had a great time. It was nice to see my friend again, especially in his element.
After what felt like a very short week and a half, it was time for me to move on to the next phase of my trip.