Ted, Vin, Jamie & Faith in Gloucester
It's been a while since I've managed to get a post up, but May has been a busy month. Most of my time has been spent dealing with finals and moving out of my house. It's been pretty stressful, but I've only got two meetings to go before I'm done! After I leave Long Island I'm heading down to Virginia to spend memorial day with my family before I finally take off to begin my travels as the 2008 NA scholar.
Although I know memorial day is going to be fantastic, the highlight of the month was definitely the trip I took up to Massachusetts on the 3rd and 4th. Diving Unlimited International (DUI) sponsors the NA scholar every year by providing them with a special production drysuit, and this year, Brenna and I were able to attend a product demonstration weekend they were putting on at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester. Vin Malkoski, dive instructor and marine fisheries biologist extraordinaire took us diving and helped me adjust to the new suit. Even though it was grey, cold and rainy the entire weekend, we all stayed warm and dry, above and below the water. I've had the chance to do a few more dives in the suit since coming back to LI, and it's fantastic. Thank you Faith and DUI!
Not only did I get some great diving in with Vin and Brenna, but I got to visit my aunt Liz, uncle Tom and cousin Maggie, hang out in Brookline with Brenna and some of her friends, and stop by BC for some dinner with my brother on the way home. It was great to get away for a weekend and do some diving! I can't wait for my travels to begin.