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Spring Break in Minnesota

So we Augie students are currently on spring break. I know what you’re thinking, “Spring break in February?!?”, and I agree, it’s not exactly the most ideal time for spring break. However there are pro’s to this timing. Apparently going on trips to warm places is cheaper during our spring break versus other spring breaks, but I wouldn’t know that because I’ve never been on a spring break trip. Honestly, the only spring break information I can pass on is how I’ve spent my spring breaks in the good ol’ frozen tundra of Minnesota aka: Land of Ten Thousand Lakes, Land of Ten Thousand Potholes, Land of 8ft Snow Drifts.

Freshman year: I spent the two weeks sick in bed. It was miserable. I had tonsilitis, I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t drink, I couldn’t do anything. However I did knockout the whole series of Army Wives. The highlight of this break was making a birthday card for my friend Alli, who was in Brazil, and then taking a picture of it and emailing her the picture. Oh, there was also a snow day in Minnesota during this break and that definitely contributed to my overwhelming joy with spring break. But the snow day allowed me to get together with some of my hometown friends since their colleges closed. Oh, I also went to the Mall of America one day and we found a bat living in the bushes next to the swings in Nicklodeon Universe.

The card that I made Alli during spring break freshman year.

The card that I made Alli during spring break freshman year.

Sophomore year: I had 8+ doctors appointments in 2 weeks. I mean what could be better than countless blood draws, two types of allergy testing, a CATScan, and new glasses? Honestly, not much. I love going to the doctor. I love needles. And going to all of those appointments got me out of the house when I couldn’t hangout with friends. Over this break my TV of choice was Doctor Who. Oh, I also caught black ice on the dirt road on the way home from an appointment and I got stuck in a field. Then my stepdad came to help pull me out and he got stuck.

Both stuck.

Both stuck.

Junior year/This year: My boyfriend came home to meet my family so that was pretty major. I still had two papers to finish and submit so while he was here I spent a lot of time writing papers while he shoveled. On the first, full, day we were at home, my brother, Zeke got his car stuck on the way to school. My Mom, Joey and I went to go get the car. We had our friends help pull out the car with a tractor. The tractor got stuck. Then a snowplow came by and got stuck. Mom went back to get the car keys for Zeke’s car. In the mean time we used another tractor to pull the tractor with the car attached to it out. Mom come back but she got her car stuck. Then another plow came to pull out the first plow. Finally everyone but mom was out of the ditch so we got home and Joey and Zeke pulled her car out. Later that night, Carl, my stepdad, got our truck with a plow on it stuck in the driveway. It took us approximately 3 hours to dig it out. The rest of break has been rather uneventful. Tonight I’m going shopping!

Zeke stuck, waist deep, in a drift in our driveway.

Zeke stuck, waist deep, in a drift in our driveway.

One Response to “Spring Break in Minnesota”

  1. Hope nobody gets stuck again this year!

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