Sadly, my #rpainternship came to an end. My cousin Siler flew into LAX on Wednesday, August 1st and we spent the weekend partying in LA. We woke up Sunday morning after couch surfing at my friend Erika’s house and headed out of town.
As we drove along the freeway, I caught my last glimpse of the LA skyline. It feels\t weird to be heading back after making so many great friends, but you gotta do what you gotta do, so I pressed onward.
Our drive would only be about 7 hours for the day because we had planned on staying in Flagstaff, AZ the first night so we could eat at Diablo Burger for dinner. The drive out for the most part was rather uneventful. We marveled at the mountains and endured temperatures of 110+ degrees, but not much more happened.
We got to Flagstaff around 7 and booked a room at a hotel downtown. Somehow we ended up with the Presidential Suite, which was bomb. We decided to celebrate our rad hookup with some delicious Diablo burgers, but to our dismay the restaurant was closed on Sundays!
We found refuge in an Irish pub down the street where we ordered a round of beer and shepherd’s pies. By the time we finished eating, it was 9 p.m., so we decided to move along and see what else was happening. However, it was a Sunday so there wasn’t much going on. We ended up going to a billiards hall, where we played pool for an hour. Unfortunately, I lost every game we played.
At this time it was about 10:30 p.m., and we weren’t ready to turn in, so we bought some Budweiser and decided to check out Northern Arizona’s campus. We found some dorms, climbed onto the roof and drank some beers. We had a cousin bonding hour, but our fun was cut short by two sleepy students who asked us (nicely) to move away from their windows.
We then decided to walk around campus, where we went on a few adventures, including jumping a fence (which resulted in me ruining my corduroy pants) and walking around some construction sites.
We then headed back to the hotel to rest up for the day ahead, which we decided would be a big one.