It’s CHILLY in Rhode Island! I’ve been working at Girl Scout camp for the last week and a half, like I have for the last 4 summers, and last week there was a little “heat wave.” Everyone was talking about how hot it was, at camp we were told to stay out of the sun, drink tons of water, etc. All very logical of course. But let me tell you, it was NOT hot. There were no rivers of sweat running down my body, and in my book at this point, that means comfort. I mean, it was hot for sure, but compared to Senegal, it was absolutely nothing. My sense of temperature in this part of the world is totally messed up. Later in the week, it got rainy and cold, and Friday I spent all day at work wearing a sweatshirt and rain jacket, and still freezing cold - I had to take a hot shower and bundle up in sweats when I got home! Not okay. Though it is really nice to sleep under a snuggly warm blanket at night.
It’s weird being back in the states and being 21 - I can order drinks at restaurants! But I don’t know what to order…in Senegal there were 2 beer options, and neither was very good, but both were really cheap (and of course I NEVER drank before I was 21…). Last night I went out to dinner with a couple of friends, and there were like, 50 beer choices! So overwhelming. Also, going out to eat is RIDICULOUSLY expensive. The $75 in my bank account isn’t going to go very far… I miss those $1 plates of rice for lunch!
I’ll be back in California two weeks from today, and couldn’t be more excited!