by Alexus Moreno
Last Friday, I decided to put my foot in the water and see what it’s like to stay in San Marcos for the weekend … and by “the weekend,” I mean just Friday … and it turned out to be quite the adventure.
It’s really hard for me to build up the courage not to go home on the weekends. Not having a car makes it hard to just get up and go explore the town. It’s so hot outside that I’m not sure if walking everywhere would be pleasant. However, this past Friday I realized that you don’t need to have a car to have fun and walking is not so bad because everything is so close, which is one of the best things about this town.
First, a group of us went out to eat. My two friends and a couple of other people who I met for the first time (who by the end of the night left me hoping that would not be the last time we all went on an outing) were all able to tag along. We went to Chimy’s … which next to Grins is probably my favorite restaurant here (both take about 10 minutes to walk to from campus). The variety of food they give you is great and qualified and it left me extremely full, which was exactly what I was looking for, considering I was starving. After that, we all took a little walk to Josie’s to get some frozen yogurt, which is always satisfying, and while we were on that walk I had the bright idea of jumping in the river. Now it was 11 at night and of course when I thought of it I felt a little insane. but still I pitched the idea. Thankfully my friends didn’t think I was nearly as crazy as I did and they were all for it!
When we got to the the river, we were all freaking out and we kept repeating “are we really going to do this right now?”… and the answer was … yes, we really were. Jumping into the river was extremely fun and I recommend everyone to do a late-night river jump at least once. It’s actually quite the thrill and although we were freezing our butts off and let out the loudest screams ever, we were glad we did it and it was an awesome way to end the night.
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to stay the whole weekend but I am now looking forward to staying in San Marcos this weekend. Staying Friday made me realize what I was missing out on. I met a bunch of cool new people and had a great time and made some memories, which is one of the things college is all about.
To all the freshmen who are much like me … going home every weekend … try and stay at least once. You don’t want to miss out on anything. Get out there and explore. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a car. You can walk, or meet someone who does have a car and invite them to go on an adventure … there is so much to do in this town! Live it up.