Posts Tagged ‘summer in duluth’

Beach Days

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

On our day off, a co-worker and I went all around Duluth. Of course, our first stop was the beach! June has been abnormally warm, so we took advantage of that. Park Point is an (almost) one street land strip that a bunch of cute houses are on. There’s also quite a few beach access points, including one with a a lifeguard and YMCA beach house at the very end of the Point. We hung out at the beach for a few hours, grabbed some lunch, then headed over to a used bookstore. It’s awesome to get along with one of my coworkers so well, it definitely makes being in Duluth away from other friends a whole lot better!

What’s Up with the Weather Duluth?

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

So typically May in Duluth is really warm. Picture finals week: a bunch of freshman tanning up on the penthouse (they’ve probably dragged the couches out too), upperclassman laying on the Science Lawn studying, etc. Then June is normally like April again. However since I’ve been in Duluth, it has been SUN SUN SUN.  I am SO happy. Normally, it doesn’t get this hot until July. I even packed tons of sweaters to last through June! What does this mean for me? More days reading at the Lakewalk of course!

Movies in the Park

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

This past weekend I was in Duluth to spend time with my boyfriend. Of course, the summer is time for all sorts of special events in Duluth. Each summer there’s movies shown in Leif Erickson Park. Friday was our first time going and we got to see one of our favorites, Cars. It was totally free and beautiful right next to the lake. I think that may have been the best part, getting to walk around the lake before settling in and hearing the lake’s sounds as the movie played. I can’t wait for next year’s showings. Sadly this year the rest were all sports themed, something I’m not too fond of ha!

Summer Housing

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Although I didn’t choose to stay on campus over the summer, I know plenty of people who did. Lots of international students stay during the summer because its too expensive to go home, but many of my other friends also lived on campus. I was really debating staying, but I decided this would be the summer to really make memories at home with childhood friends and my parents. The housing is actually pretty cheap, considering they pay for utilities and you already know the campus. Some of my friends who lived in the Bricks during the school year they got to stay in their same apartment. Here was the prices for this summer. I definitely plan on living in Duluth next summer, I’m still debating if it’ll be on campus however.

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Goodbye My Full-Time Summer in Duluth

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

It’s hard to believe it’s already been one week since I said goodbye to Upward Bound students and went to live at my actual house for the summer. I was working with the Upward Bound/Upward Bound Math & Science groups on campus for the past 6 weeks. During that time I acted as a sort of RA, mentor, and friend. These students are low-income high school students whose parents never went to college. The point of the program is to mentor, tutor, and support them towards their college goals. The summer program was a summer school setting, but after the kids were done with classes, us “Team Leaders” got to spend time with them! There was so many activities. We went rock climbing, baked fudge, went to Canal, attended speakers, etc. As a reward, the last week was a trip to the cities. We went to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, the Guthrie, the Chanhassen, Valley Fair, the Big Yellow Candy Barn, etc. I grew really close to them over such a short time and I look forward to hopefully working with them next year. This was a really great experience for my teaching career because I never had an experience in leadership with their age group. One of the best benefits of this job also was that I got to stay on campus and I found this job through CSS, because it is part of CSS! There are so many jobs on campus even during the summer. A lot of my friends who stayed in Duluth work for ResLife or the GDR. I’m going to miss being able to wake up and just go to Park Point on a whim, or even ordering Pizza Luce at 1 in the morning. I’m going to make a few trips up to visit friends, but it won’t be the same. I can’t wait to move into Kerst and have my own little part of Duluth again!