|Bikes and architecture- pretty typical!|
|The line to the Anne Frank house stretched |
around the block on a very chilly morning
The Rockhurst PR & Marketing Office also released a story, which got put on the Rockhurst website, congratulating us on the competition.
However, since the trip was not without problems, the adjustment back has been quite difficult. Without a working computer for the past few weeks, doing all assignments, emails, and catching up has been happening during late nights in various computer labs around the campus. As my first time without a laptop for any extended period of time, it was quite the adjustment! Luckily Rockhurst Computer Services got it up and running again in just a few days! Additionally, my phone ceased working while in Amsterdam, so setting up a new phone (with originally no contacts) created a few awkward conversations. It was also frustrating to return to my car at KCI, to find that it had lost almost ALL coolant. With no phone to call AAA, and no sleep in 20 hours, I did what I could, and with the help of a nice mechanic at the nearest convenience store, made it back to campus safely. Luckily I took it into the shop before leaving for Easter Break, because it needed something new that might have ruined my engine if I would have driven with it that way. I was incredibly disappointed not to have my car to leave for Easter Break, but I was lucky to have a boyfriend who came to Kansas City and drove me there and back instead, so I was not spending Easter Break by myself on campus.
This week marks the final week playing "catch-up" and by Friday, I'll be ready to start up final projects! Only one more month left and it'll be on to new summer adventures with an internship/job, new housing, and NO homework!! (perhaps the most exciting part)
A few of my favorite pictures from Amsterdam-- on the left, a view of the buildings and canals, on the right, my travel companions-- Dave (on the right) was another Grundfos challenge competitor from the KU Engineering team, Sarah (in the middle) from the Rockhurst team, and Vinzent (on the left) from Germany who studied at KU for a year with Dave (he met us in Amsterdam)