Getting done took a little longer than I had originally anticipated...but that was all my fault. I took about 4 hours out of my afternoon yesterday to spend with a friend from Chicago and then a couple of my ACE housemates in town for a short visit. That was time well-spent, and I don't regret that break one bit...
Together, we re-lived the ACE summer dream - eating lunch (my 2nd of the day, though I didn't eat much) at the dining hall, playing co-tour guide in the ACE building, popping in at the student center (and, while there, running into a family from my Church back home in FL - small world!), and just walking around campus.
And through it all, a plastic pigeon (painted as a bald eagle with an American flag) hung from Julia's purse. Knowing Julia and her husband, this did not surprise me in the least.
|Here's "Pidge" candidly in the DH with us - can you spot him?|
Apparently the pigeon is their mascot as they make their way across the country - he's a great avenue into random conversations, and he provides plenty of amusement. (It was fun to see how many places and activities we could take pictures of "Pidge" in/doing.) They're chronicling Pidge's adventures on Instagram, but I haven't figured out how to find them yet...But don't worry, I will. Going to miss these kids when they head to China for a two year teaching opportunity in just a few short weeks...
Never a dull moment with these guys, let me tell ya -
|photo from Julia's wedding last summer of me and my two housemates who I saw yesterday at ND|