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"The heights by great men reached and kept, were not attained by sudden flight. But they, while companions slept, were toiling upward in the night." "The Ladder of St. Augustine" ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Monday, April 09, 2007

World Traveler

Wow, hard to believe April is already here!! Where did the months of February and March go? I have been so busy lately that I feel like I have hardly had time to stop and take notice of how fast time is flying by. Alot has been happening over the past few months. I will try to remember myself to catch you all up to speed with text and follow it with pics in a future post.

I traveled to Chicago with a group of about 20 Regent Law students to the Federalist's Society's Student Symposium on February 23-24th. The topic was "Morality in the Law". It covered all the hot topics, from homosexuality, to Religious liberty, to what is morality. It was some heavy topics. As much fun as that was, I was even more excited to see and explore a new city. I had never been to Chicago, and from my experience I can say one thing: IT IS COLD THERE!!!! It was snowing just about the whole time, and while we were able to ride the train to different places, there was a lot of walking involved. It was still a pretty cool experience though. A group of us caught The Blue Man Group as well while visiting - they were pretty cool. If you ever been to a Chicago airport, you undoubtedly will notice their signs that say "Chicago: We're Glad Your Here". While that is a nice slogan, it should probably be added, "Chicago: We're Glad Your Here, So Much So, Good Luck Trying To Leave". Nearly half of my fellow students had their flights canceled due to the weather. Me and my friend Aimee (now girlfriend) ended up missing our flight too, but the crazy part was we were there in time, but sat at the back of the crowded terminal and never heard our flight called! Thanks Chicago!

Started off with me being a student representative of Regent Law at the annual CPAC conference in Washington D.C. The school paid for a rental car and hotel in return for handing out literature and talking to potential students about the law program. This is the second year in a row that I have had the opportunity to do this, and I love it. I am very much a people person, and I love talking about Regent, so it is a good fit. Another reason I love going up there is because I get to see friends I haven't seen in a while from PHC. I got to visit the Katies' while I was there (Jackson & Doughtery) which is always a good time of laughing and catching up.

The timing for the conference was great, as that weekend led right into Spring Break. Aimee met me up in D.C. and we flew out of Dullus for Denver, Colorado, for some big Colorado skiing. Another friend and student from Regent was supposed to join us but he got sick (poor Evan!). We stayed with Aimee's folks in Greely, and got up early the next day to head to Winter Park. Again, I was excited to travel and experience someplace new!! The mountains were beautiful & the weather was perfect for a gorgous day of skiing. I have always heard of how great the skiing is, and I wasn't disappointed! I got in four good runs before I had a bad fall. :( I did a number on my knee. The fall earned me a 10 from those who heard it (wiped out falling over backwards!!). I tenderedly skiied on it the rest of the day, but it was swollen and in some pain by the time we got home.