Posts Tagged ‘lifestyle’

Camping!

Sunday, April 14th, 2019

Last night we went camping. I recently bought a tent at the Outdoor Pursuit gear sale, and I’ve been looking for an excuse to go camping in the snow for a while. Now that it was barely below freezing and it had just snowed a lot last week, I found the perfect occasion! I was concerned the pads would not isolate us enough from the snow, but I found that for the most part they did. There was some condensation build up between the pad and the sleeping bags (which was to be expected), but the tent held up beautifully! I’m already looking forward to try it in a longer backpacking trip. For now, I can only say that being so close to nature is, without a doubt, one of my  favorite things about Duluth!

The Snow is Back!

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

It is only in rare occasions that the campus closes due to hazardous weather. I have only seen this happen a handful of times, and Duluth certainly doesn’t enjoy a mild weather. Some of these occasions include -50F weather, and snowstorms resulting in over a foot of snow. Today is part of the latter. It is still snowing outside, so we don’t know whether the 16-inch predictions will be accurate, but I must confess that even being an outsider who is accustomed to warm weather, I missed the snow! The recently warm (around freezing) temperatures are most welcome, but fresh, white snow is always a beautiful sight.

Life in Duluth

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Yesterday we went to a trampoline park, dined in an outstanding smokehouse, and stopped by the Snowball dance before calling it a night. You might be thinking that trampolines are only for kids, but who wouldn’t like to re-embody the acrobatic gymnast we have all suppressed from our childhood in a trampoline park designed for adults? And surely, there’s nothing better than having a substantial, exceptionally tasty meal (although a little pricey, I should admit) after burning all of those calories. An added benefit of OMC (said smokehouse) is that they own several other restaurants in the area, and they will deliver the food to them much faster than if you were waiting to be seated in the smokehouse itself. And finally, what better way to finish off the night than changing into a suit (the dance was James Bond themed) and dancing to some music?

Let’s make some small-talk

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Let’s talk about the weather. It is said this year has broken some records in terms of the most days below freezing temperature (around 60?), the coldest couple of days (about -50F with windchill) and the most snowfall in the month of February there’s been in years. A very quick google search has not entirely verified this gossip, but I do know for a fact that last time we felt warm air outside was around early October, there were a couple of days in which classes were cancelled due to the freezing temperature (it was the first time it happened since I’ve been here; reports of ~ -50F with windchill are, in fact, accurate) and there’s been A LOT of snow since Christmas until warm temperatures (now anything above freezing feels mildly warm) began to melt the snow about a week and a half ago (yes, it’s virtually April).

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Duluth Lifestyle

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

You learn to love it if you don’t already. 

The air is crisp from the lake. You realize you’re in the city that embodies “fall” best of all. Take advantage of the nature around you. Walk, hike, bike, explore, get lost, and find new places before snow falls. Enjoy this time of the year. It will become your favorite!