Homecoming weekend

October 7, 2007Dan No Comments »

Happy MTU homecoming to you all! This weekend we had our homecoming games in most of the sports Tech participates in. I’m not so much a fan of the sports, but there are all kinds of hobo-themed events and activities that I enjoy. Most of them are rather crazy, there’s a baked bean eating contest, a 5 legged sac race, a shopping cart race, etc. My favorite of them all is the cardboard boat race. We participated as a hall when the even was first added in 2005, but we were all too busy last year to make a boat. It’s fun to go out there and watch teams of 8+ people sink in the water.

This year it was decided for sure we’d make a boat, so all this summer I was collecting cardboard for it. We put it together over 2 days (we really should’ve started earlier) and it was quite a feat of engineering and craftsmanship given our small time window. We overcame quite a few problems actually getting the thing out of our apartment and managed to weaken the boat quite a lot in the process. I did sail in it this year, and the much weakened boat floated us out on the portage and back again. We had a good time building and rowing in the boat.

My Grandma and Grandpa were also up visiting this weekend. We went out to the Lake of the Clouds in the Porcupine Mountains state park. It was a lot of fun, and the view from on top was amazing. I wish I had taken a camera. This post seems to ramble on quite a bit, but I wanted to get something up and I’m too tired to fix it. Have yourself a happy Columbus day.

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