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Getting Fresh Air

(Choosing the Coast Guard Academy, Just for Fun, Class of 2018) Permanent link   All Posts
Choi Photo Wow, it’s already been three months since I’ve arrived at the Academy. Life for me has changed so much during that period of time. It seems like just yesterday I was toiling through Swab Summer. Now I’m an official 4/c cadet at the USCGA. Life here is very busy, and it’s rare to be able to find a time to just sit down, relax, and not do anything. However, even with the heavy academic course load, I am still able to have a good time. As long as you have friends and a good attitude, it’s hard not to find some sort of entertainment.


One thing that my friends and I enjoy doing here is going out to breakfast in New London on Sundays. There are two establishments that are particularly noteworthy, DJ’s Campus Kitchen and Mr. G’s Restaurant. The food at both of these places is delicious and also reasonably priced. The highlight at both of these restaurants is the pancakes. If you ever go to one of these businesses, please don’t underestimate the pancakes. They are actually bigger than your face and you deserve a reward if you can finish a platter.


Going out to eat is not all about the food however. It feels swell to just be able to take a break from the Academy and have fun with some close friends. To me, it’s important not to get too wrapped up in the stresses here. It is a relief to go out from time to time and get some fresh air.


Although life at the Academy can be quite hectic, I enjoy every single moment of it. I appreciate what I am able to be a part of, and that’s being a member of the world’s greatest military service.


Go Bears!


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