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18Feb/160

How Time Flies!

Oh EM GEE… It's the middle of February, and my golf season starts in 3 weeks! Yikes!

Over the last six weeks, I have been super busy with school, my internship, and golf! I've kept myself busy with three main things, and a bonus activity or two. Just like in high school, spring semester in college is crazy busy!

Chipotle with Alex

Chipotle with Alex

  1. School - as you already know it's my senior semester, and to be honest it is pretty chilled. I'm taking 12 credits including an internship. However three classes are English, and they sure keep me busy.
  2. Internship - I am lucky enough to intern on campus with Travis, the sports information director. It works so well with my major, and I am loving it so far. It takes up my boring Tuesday and Thursday nights and time flies by.
  3. Golf - we all know what Missouri weather is like-bipolar to the max. Golf has been up and down just like the weather. Sometimes we go out to play or sometimes we are stuck indoors. However everyone is getting back into it and we are ready to compete.
  4. Food Trips to Columbia - my teammate and good friend Alex Bankovich and I have made at least 8 Chipotle trips so far this semester, thrown in with some Olive Garden and Andy's Frozen Custard. Yep, I said it--Andy's in freezing weather. Columbia is only 25-30 minutes away, so whenever we are craving some fattening food that isn't available in Fulton, we just hop right in the car!
  5. Tanning - it's about that time of year when I buy a monthly tanning package from Fulton’s Tanfastic salon. So 20 minutes before or after eating at Tucker Dining Hall, I pop right there to keep my bronze colour going in the winter.

There are plenty more fun things going on around campus at this time and before we know it, it will be May! Happy February, guys!

-Mimmi

10Feb/151

Stinson Creek Trail

The weather was GORGEOUS last weekend in Fulton! I was able to hit up my favorite trail with my best friend, shoot some hoops, throw a football and relax outside. On Sunday I was wearing a tank top and shorts outside and it was still glorious.

My favorite part of good weather is walking the Stinson Creek Trail. It's a bit off the beaten path for the Woodsies but thankfully I know just how to get there. It starts out by the dog park with the railroad bridge and the trail continues on throughout all of Fulton. Though it doens't loop around, though I think that it should.

This cute little thing decided that it really liked me. He chased my car until I parked and then ran to me when I got out. I think his owners got jealous.

This cute little thing decided that it really liked me. He chased my car until I parked and then ran to me when I got out. I think his owners got jealous.

I have been walking the trail for a while, but I was really curious where it ended. A few Saturdays ago, my friend Sally Jo and I decided we would try to find it. We made it to about Seaman's Field and it seemed to end on the other side of the street, so we turned back. This round trip is about 15,000 steps according to my pedometer.

After making it almost to the end, I convinced my best friend Brandy that we needed to find the exact end. She was up for the challange and we followed the trail until it turns into a sidewalk over by the Fulton State Hospital. We kept walking the trail until we passed Veteran's Park. Then, we took a little break and went down the slides a few times.

Brandy and me throwing the Alpha Chi Omega hand sign on the trail. This photo was taken where the trail goes behind Westminster College.

Brandy and me throwing the Alpha Chi Omega hand sign on the trail. This photo was taken where the trail goes behind Westminster College.

This weekend we walked the farthest yet! I love having friends that I can do fun and healthy activities with! Nothing is better than nature and good friends.

 

-Alaina