Once in Rhode Island, the thing I look forward to participating in the most, is, of course the Women and Leadership program. However, as the trip is rapidly approaching and I see myself reading former blogs and talking to people, I find myself getting increasing excited about the activities that my cohort and I can participate in during our free time.
|Water Fire Providence|
The first thing I want to participate in is “Water Fire Providence.” This was first introduced to my doctor who did her pediatric residency and chief residency at Brown University. She described it in sort of a cheesy way, but when I got home and looked more into it, it sounded really fascinating. What happens is fires are lit all along a canal while music plays. Apparently is very beautiful and an experience to have.
The second thing I want to do once on the east coast is go to a beach. This might seem a little boring, but looking at some of the previous year’s blogs, it seemed like one of the most enjoyable activities on a hot day. Going to the beach might also be a nice if my fellow cohort members and I are just not wanting to have an academic outing.
Of course, if we are looking for an academic outing, there are an abundance of museums that sound compelling. I don’t think that there’s a specific reason I want to go to a museum, I simply think that any museum would be an interesting way to spend our free time in Rhode Island, and that it could further our knowledge of the history surrounding the development of Brown University.
|Rhode Island School of Design|
Another academic outing would be the Rhode Island School of Design. As someone who is not a very artistic person, I was skeptical that this would be something I would enjoy when I saw it listed on the list of top 10 things to do near Brown University. However, one the reviews stated that “the art is so varied that it will appeal to everyone.” So, intrigued, I looked into their website. As I looked further into their website I did find their various exhibits interesting. I also realized that I have never been to an art museum or anything of that nature, and this would be an interesting experience to have.
Another outing that might be fun to do is simply going to the mall and hanging out. After spending a lot of time in class, a little boning and silly time might be just what we need.
If we don’t feel like doing something indoors but we also just want to have a chill day, there also appears to be a few big farmers markets that we could roam around and eat some fresh food at (which might be nice considering colleges are notorious for having bad food.)
For our trip in Philadelphia, I think it would be really fun to go the Philadelphia zoo. I haven’t been to a zoo in a good five or so years, and so for that reason, along with just thinking it would be fun, I think that the Philadelphia zoo is a place I would like to visit on our trip.
The final thing I would like to potentially see on our adventures is the Adventure Aquarium. There is no particular reason for wanting to visit this except that when browsing through things to do in Philadelphia, this popped up, and it seemed like something that would be very fascinating to do. It is described as being a “Massive aquarium with a 4-D experience theater plus hippos, stingrays & an underwater shark tunnel.”
Although I know we will not be able to do all of these things, or even any of these things, I’m confident that in our free time my cohort and I, as well as our chaperone, will enjoy our time immensely, even if we’re just hanging out at a local park!