As we head into Spring Break this week, students are traveling to Florida or back home and making new memories, so we asked some of our writers to reflect on some of their favorite Spring Break memories.
Photo by: Jerica Drago
By JESSE KASSEBAUM
They say there is a first time for everything and this year is definitely a first.
This year I am headed to Destin, Fla., for Spring Break.
This is a very exciting and unusual experience for me as my typical Spring Break is spent at home squeezing in a few more work hours for some extra cash.
Three of my best friends will be going on the trip with me and I am just so excited to be able to spend some more quality time with them making memories.
I am also looking forward to going to the beach.
My family’s typical vacations usually revolve around hunting, fishing or skiing trips to Colorado, so the idea of going to a beach is one that is both exciting and refreshing.
One can only take so much snow and mountains, it will be nice to have a change.
What do I plan on doing when I’m down there? Well, I plan on being a complete beach bum.
Picturing myself laying outside all day long in the beautiful hot white sand is something that will get me through this busy week of work and school.
While I am obviously looking forward to the beautiful sunshine, beach and weather, it is the thought of spending time with the people whom I love that I am most looking forward to.
By JOSHUA DAUGETTE
For this Spring Break, while wanting to travel, I will be confined to my apartment only leaving for work.
Besides just working I will also be visiting with my little brother and spending some time with him while we are both off of school.
Though this is a slightly dull plan for this year, my fondest Spring Break memory is when I went to Cocoa Beach, Fla., and then to Disney World Resort with my high school choir.
Not only was it my first time on a beach, but I was the farthest I have been away from home at an age where I could be more on my own.
Because I wasn’t constantly watched and could choose what I wanted to do when I wanted to do it, with the exception of the few required choir activities, I had a lot of fun.
The trip only lasted a week, but loose chaperoning as well as late-night opening of the parks made this trip truly fun and unforgettable.
By KARA SASIELA
This Spring Break I will be doing the same thing I always do for the duration of break.
This consists of hanging out with friends and being completely lazy lying around the house watching TV or playing video games.
While I would love to travel, my friends and I are all too broke for a week-long vacation, so they go home and live too far away to take a small, day trip.
The second option of going somewhere with my family is impossible considering that they still have to work the whole week of my Spring Break.
I also don’t have many memories of Spring Break because my junior high school and high school did not give us one, so I am thrilled to just have a lazy week at home during the week-long break that MBU gives its students.
Though I could work at DQ earning some extra money during this time, it is nice to have a break from all the school work and just relax.
By ABIGAIL CRAIN
This Spring Break I will be doing two different things.
For the first part, I will be traveling on the Amtrak Train from the St. Louis area to Kansas City.
I will be spending the weekend with one of my best friends, my roommate from last year who did not return to MBU.
I am stoked to do this because I have never been able to visit her hometown, nor have I ever ridden on an Amtrak train before.
However, the second part of my trip is not so exciting.
I will be returning to my house and writing two large papers that are due the first few days after Spring Break is over.
I am pretty excited to be home, though, to enjoy my sister’s sweet tea and my mom’s home-cooked food with a few of my family members who will be home.
I do not have many memorable Spring Breaks from the past, but last year was memorable because I was able to go to Destin, Fla., for the first time.
I went with MBU, and it was an experience I will never forget.
Being from the St. Louis area, I had never seen white sand — or the ocean — before in my life; my family does not vacation like most families.
Going to Destin last year was amazing, but I am excited to make new memories this Spring Break.
By HOLLY FLIEG
This Spring Break I plan on going back home to spend time with my family and friends in Ste. Genevieve.
I am looking forward to being home for awhile and spending time with my sisters.
At some point over break my boyfriend will be visiting and meeting my family for the first time.
I am extremely excited and nervous for them to meet him.
Other than that I really don’t have any plans. My time will most likely be spent doing homework because unfortunately I have a lot.
I don’t have any memorable Spring Breaks. Last year I spent every day of it working.
My family doesn’t go on vacation often, but when we do it’s usually during summer break.
By SIERRA THOMPSON
This Spring Break I will spend my time at home with family and friends while also playing softball for school.
I will most likely take any free time to catch up on the loads of homework I have.
While this breaks my heart, I am more devastated that this is the first break I have had in awhile where I will not be traveling to a beach somewhere.
Playing a sport has allowed me to do a lot of traveling, and it’s sad to think that I will not be doing that this year.
My most memorable break is probably last year’s Spring Break.
The MBU softball team traveled to Gulf Shores.
I got to spend the week with my teammates.
Even though it was a little cold for the beach we still had a great time shopping and playing softball.