Chambana: the Mini Vacation / by Alice Zhao

Jared and I were hurtin' for a vacation but were trying to save up for a big trip, so we decided that the next best thing was to take a mini vacation and visit Jared's alma mater, University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign where he spent 7 long years. (No, he wasn't a super super super senior, just a super grad student). This past Saturday, we packed our overnight bag and sped south along I-57. Knowing summer school was over and the fall semester had not yet started, we knew it'd be a pretty dead campus. We planned a long day of cheap eats, riding our bikes around his old stomping grounds and finally catching a movie in a nearly empty theater. Close enough to a real vacation, right?


Stay tuned for the rest of our Chambana series...