This year, a group of students decided to go to Andunder, Mass., for their senior trip instead of a more popular Spring Vacation destination like Cancun, Mexico. Cancun is known for its sunny beaches, beautiful people, great weather, dancing wildly in dark rooms, and drinking liquids out of cups. Andunder boasts a farm, a convenience store, a 12-seat diner open from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every Monday to Wednesday, and a rusty outdoor playground with not one, but two, broken seesaws.
On the first day of their vacation, the students headed to the Shuttlecock courts to play some badmitten. (It was so dang cold in Andunder, students had to wear mittens while playing.) They quickly found themselves craving a drank. Contrary to popular belief, the nightlife in Andunder is as exciting as the daylife. Nightclubs like “Beans and Porridge” and “Da KnightKlub” litter the downtown area. A museum containing the largest collection of Colonial Era model dentures and a competitive series of knitting shops are mixed in with the poppin’ clubs.
The Andunder local paper, which is run by a two-person staff and publishes bi-yearly issues, has described their town’s Civil War reenactments as, “So realistic you’ll soil the khakis you bought from the Bargain Barn Department Store.”
The paper also recommended that visitors “pay a visit to the countless nursing homes because the residents are the liveliest thing in town.” Or, if you’re feeling extra spicy, “take a walk around the park to observe our overgrown bushery.”
It was a clear choice,” said Whit Bread ’16. “I just couldn’t miss those sweet, sweet colonial reenactments. Plus, it’s really convenient because I can adhere to every single rule of the Blue Book with ease.”
The Seniors decided to stay the night in Shuddup and Sleep, the local bed and breakfast. “You know, the change in scenery from Andover is really nice,” said Naï Eve ‘16.
The seniors decided to bring their parents along with them.
“We wanted to party hard on our Senior Spring. And you know how the saying goes, there ain’t no party like a Derek’s Dad party,” said Derek Kim ‘16.
“There’s a reason why it’s called Senior year,” said Ailuvmahgram Ma, who brought her 80-year-old grandmother on the trip. These seniors are looking forward to their relaxing and equally educational trip. “It’ll be pimpin’,” said Derek’s Dad.