Posts Tagged ‘outdoors’

Ice Skating in Duluth

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Tis the ice skating season here in Duluth! I have always loved ice skating, so coming to Scholastica was the right decision when it comes to that winter fun. There are rinks everywhere, both hockey and pleasure rinks. This year I have made it to Duluth Heights rink and Lower Chester rink. Both have hockey and pleasure rinks at them for people to skate. Last night, my roommates and I went over to the Bagley Nature Center pond at UMD to skate and it was so fun, besides having to shovel the spot we wanted to skate. Ice skating is always a good time though. So have fun and visit all the rinks in Duluth!

Summer Jobs already?!

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Today in the Student Union there were 5 or 6 tables set up for students to explore jobs for the upcoming summer of 2019. I, myself questioned that it was not yet 2019 but went to look at the tables regardless. As an elementary education major, I try to get as much exposure to kids that I can put on my resumé in the future.

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Plight of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Last weekend was a very important weekend at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park which houses Split Rock lighthouse. Each year, there is a commemoration for the 29 lives lost upon the Edmund Fitzgerald on the 10th of November 1975. A year later a famous song was released about the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. It sunk due to a late November storm on the lake and all lives aboard were lost.

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Recap of the first snow

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

On October 11th, I woke up and looked out the window and to my surprise, I found the white fluffy stuff you see all winter long in good-old Minnesota. My ESA adores snow til the end of the earth and I couldn’t help my delight at him booking it around the snow. His happy little face at the snow swirling around and digging through the half inch of snow to find the still green grass. I wasn’t expecting to find this present when I woke up in the morning but I was happy to see my dog so happy rolling and bouncing. So much so, that I was a tad late to class and after explaining the situation to my professor, he totally understood as his own dog had done the same thing this morning. This is also a short example of how it is easy to connect well with your professors here and how kind they can be.

Bayfield Apple Festival

Monday, October 8th, 2018

This past Saturday, my roomies and I went to the Bayfield Apple Festival in Bayfield, Wisconsin. We had never been there before, but had heard many good things about it, so we decided to go check it out! After driving about two hours, we arrived in the small town of Bayfield, which was overflowing with people. After struggling to find parking, we did, and went downtown to explore the shops and tents. We bought food and a few small gifts while down there. After that, we went to three different apple orchards in the area. It was a nice fall day to walk around apple trees and take pictures. At the orchards, we enjoyed some fresh apple pie, apple cider, and of course, apple picking. On our journey back home we stopped at a few wayside rests to walk on the shores of Lake Superior. Overall, the trip was worth it and we definitely recommend it to those who have never been there before!