So it may look like this blog died, but it was actually taking a snooze. Alright, maybe more like an eleven-month hibernation. Whatever. I have decided to use The Carlson Chronicles to highlight my adventures as they come.
Since I last posted, I have had lots of fun trips:
We spent our last family vacation at our lakehouse in the Ozarks. We crammed the house full of lots of cousins and aunts and uncles. We spent our days water skiing, and our nights drinking by firebug light on the dock. It had been a family tradition to go there every summer since before I was born: the Lake of the Ozarks was the one place you could always count on to reunite with extended relatives. Now that we have sold it, we will have to look somewhere else for family gatherings.
My a cappella group did its annual "Fall Roll": this year we went to Baltimore, Delaware, Boston and New York City. At each stop, we sang, partied, and crashed on whatever floor was least-beer-stained. It is a small miracle none of us collapse from exhaustion - we milked that road trip to its fullest. Pictured here in Boston, on our last official night of Fall Roll. Exhausted, smelly, euphoric.
I also spent a fantastic spring break down South in Austin Texas. My friend Liz was kind enough to host me, and we got into all sorts of trouble: dancing, beer brewing, road tripping, eating, and taking in the strong Texas personalities. University of Texas's landmark building:
I also had fun excursions in DC, Appalachia and Arlington. Go figure. I am planning on getting back in the groove of updating the Carlson Chronicles. Many exciting plans ahead: graduation, Haiti, summer travel, launching my career (Ha).