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Road Trip 2006: Day 8

Road Trip 2006: Day 8

Ray, Waseem, and Nivair made it safely back to Cambridge on Monday night. The last leg of their trip was uneventful. The three of them stopped at the New York side of Niagara Falls to have lunch on Monday, and then gunned the last 460 miles back to MIT.

The Tech: How were the last few days?

Waseem: Pretty nice. I went to my cousin’s wedding, and we did all this Lebanese dancing at the reception. It’s sort of like a line dance.

I did have a little cultural surprise when we visited Ray’s house in Dayton, Ohio. His dad was like, “I’ll make you a hot breakfast tomorrow morning before you leave,” and I imagined, like, eggs and bacon and pancakes. But the next morning when I went down, there were wontons and soup and peking ravioli things, and I was like, “What?!” I was totally taken aback! But it tasted great.

Nivair: Did Waseem tell you how we went to this restaurant and he tried to hit on these high-school students?

Waseem: Nono, you can’t print that! It’s not true!

The Tech: How’s it feel to be back?

Ray: It’s weird. I’m not used to having problem sets again! This was my first summer away from MIT. It feels a little like I should have moved on already. But I really missed MIT too.