Staring listlessly at the strange emptiness of my new New England apartment, it is time to embark on a mental escape from the eastern heat to tell of the last weeks’ adventures. Yes, I have returned to Rhode Island to finally begin studying photography full-time at RISD. It’s been a chaotic past two days of travel, heat, meeting up with old friends and beginning what I expect will be a long process of settling into the first “real” apartment I’ve ever lived in. However, before I jump into life in the East, some summer stories must be told. To sum it up, Zach visited me in Alaska for two weeks, which I made every effort to pack as full with activity as possible. Our first stop was the cabin to spend a few days doing what I call “chilling hardcore” – reading, making food, picking cranberries, and spending time outside. It was a beautiful flight in, too.