40 degrees never felt so nice
Grand Forks Travel Blog› entry 6 of 16 › view all entries
After a week of below zero temps, including -20 F on Tuesday, today's high temp of about 43 F felt wonderfully warm. I had been cooped up in the basement all day doing my research and decided I needed to go outside and enjoy the weather! Who knows, it might not be this warm for another month!
I had no plan - just walk around campus. It was warm, but there was a brisk wind making the windchill feel below freezing. Good thing I had my hat and gloves. I walked into the wind for a block and then turned north. I decided to walk over to the Ralph Englestad Arena so I could take some pictures and put up a review. That was another 4 blocks or so north, not too bad. It was a little icy from the melting snow but still a nice walk.
I walked around the arena looking for an open door. There was a women's hockey game taking place and the game was being announced through loud speakers to the outside. For the whole two people (including me) I saw outside. We found an open door and went in.
I walked in and found a seat to watch the overtime period. There were plenty of open seats - really nice, cherry wood seats with leather seat cushions. The center ice has a big warrior logo, for the Fighting Sioux, and the girls were skating around.
I got a few pictures of the front of the arena with the statue of Sitting Bull atop a horse. And then I walked back to school, passing some students making snowmen. I wished I had time to play in the snow. Instead I took a few pics of the building where I spend the majority of my time - Leonard Hall. I must say it is a pretty cool building from the outside. Sure it looks like every other institutional building, but ours has geological pictures on it! We have dinosaurs and a wooly mammoth and an erupting volcano in our brickwork!
This actually took place on Sat. Jan 31, but I felt like making a separate entry because the topics were so different.