|Pouring in Atlanta|
When we got to the airport it was still raining so we all hurried to the entrance where it was sheltered from the rain. We all checked in our bags and we were told that our flight had been delayed about two hours. We freaked out but john helped us calm down since he told us that it would all be alright and that this wasn't as bad as we thought. He gave us hope and told us that we might get to take a straight flight to Philadelphia in best case scenario. We didn't want to get our hopes too high since he also told us that an ILC cohort had spent 25 hours stuck at an airport before. We took the airport train again to get to our gate after we passed thorough the screening it was much easier than before, thank goodness the lines were empty! Once we got to our gate john talked to the lady and he got us a flight straight to Philadelphia!!! Although we would have to wait for five hours for the flight to arrive we would only arrive one hour late to Philadelphia. It was great news!
We had 5 hours to kill, great thing there were plugs where we could change our electronics. We started off my finding an empty gate where we could all sit down as a group. We were all in good mood and hanging out. Then John have out our stipend for two days and advised us on how we could spend it. Then he told us this great story about the eye surgery he went through since he used to wear glasses. It sounded really painful but he says he didn't feel a thing since his eyes were completely numb. We learned that your eyes grow lens by Layers and that we smooth it out by blinking. It was really cool! I then killed time by watching the boondocks on Netflix with Justeen and Joanne they found the show to be a bit weird since they hadn't watched it before. We also talked about how every main character in the show represented the personality groups found in the African American community at the time. I Found it very interesting then I took a 15 minute charging break while I worked on my blog.
|The Airport Train is Far From Overkill|
After we arrived we quickly walked down to the luggage claim area after taking a bathroom break. We got our luggage really fast. Then John figured out the shuttle details and we waited for the shuttle for a while. Once we caught the shuttle to University City, U.C. Penn, it wasn't long till we could see downtown, the city was beautiful. Got to the hotel and checked in our bags, this is where we got our first taste of the Philadelphia personality, straight forward and scruffy, as described to us by our waiter at Distritos later that night.
|My View From My Room|
|Pie (math) Shaped Student Apartments.|
|Sweet Fraternity House!|
|Well Hello There Mr. Franklin|
alked down to Distritos where we had really good food and great customer service. We had virgin margaritas and they were really good! We had great appetizers and I ordered a steak that I shared with everyone that was delicious! We ended dinner with deserts and left around 9:30 pm. It felt really weird again but I was expecting the weather to be warm at night it was strange because nights are cold in Cali. We ended our nights with snacks and a blog party at johns room! It was an amazing day and we finally made it to our final destination, University City UPenn or as I like to jokingly call it, U.C. Penn!!!!