Nepal 2023 Blog
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
By Jenna McCarthy
March 11, 2023
'Twas the night before Nepal, when all through the dorm
Some students were stirring, outside of the norm
Our duffels were packed, stuffed full of mountaineering gear
In hopes that the bus to JFK soon would be here
Although we weren’t nestled all snug in our twin XL beds,
Daydreams of Himalayan mountains still danced in our heads
And Andrew Jillings in his orange, and I in my pajamas,
Had finally settled down waiting for a flight that isn’t to the Bahamas
It’s true that as I write this, we are waiting at the JFK airport to board our 12-hour flight to Dubai, where we will then proceed to catch our next flight to Kathmandu, Nepal.
I’ve been up since 2:30 AM to get on the bus that departed campus at 3:00 AM. The bus ride to JFK was 4.5 hours, so we’ve all been here at the airport since 7:30 AM. Unfortunately, the bus heater was broken, so it was a cold 4.5 hours.
We checked-in, made it through security, grabbed some breakfast, went to the bathroom, and filled up our water bottles. Feeling ready for the next leg of our expedition!
HAPPY NEPAL 2023 TO ALL, AND TO ALL SAFE TRAVELS OVER SPRING BREAK!
Jenna ("I think I just pulled my first college all-nighter") McCarthy '23