As I contemplated what my first blog post should be about, I thought sharing with everyone how excited I am to be with family for Thanksgiving would be a topic everyone can relate to. Luckily this year UArts gave us the Wednesday before Thanksgiving off, which is a new change. What is so nice about going to school in Philadelphia is how easy it is to get out of the city whether it is by train, bus, car, or plane there are several ways to venture without too much hassle. I will be visiting my sister in Washington D.C. which is only a few hours away by train or car. Philadelphia is in a great location, being right between several major cities including Boston, Chicago, D.C. and of course New York City. Many people go to these cities on the weekends for art exhibits and other activites. I will be driving to D.C. as there is free parking in the city with just buying a street permit sticker. Hopefully the weather isn't too bad for driving, as there is supposed to be a storm coming this way. I hope everyone stays warm and has a great Thanksgiving!!