This was the sight that greeted my sleepy eyes this morning at approximately 5AM at SFO. I had already been awake for almost three hours at this point, and barely had enough energy to take in the beautiful sunrise over the plane that was about to take us about 2,000 miles away. So far, I had dragged myself out of bed for the last time in three weeks, made my way to El Cerrito High (and not for school!), and bade goodbye to my dad as I boarded the shuttle taking me to San Francisco’s Airport.
Though the weather improved- or our experience of it did- when we ditched our bags at the hotel, it was still hot and humid. But lo and behold, we experienced our first Mid-West thunderstorm! All of a sudden, thunder was crashing and bursts of lightening lit up the sky. The windy downpour was a damper on our plans of going to the park, but we can always do that tomorrow. For now, I am going to head to bed since alarms are being set early to make sure we get to Northwestern on time for our orientation. Sweet dreams!