Let the Adventures Begin: Weekend #1

My roommate, Kristin, and her parents kindly offered to welcome us into their home for the weekend. So on Friday Kristin and I packed up, grabbed our best friend, and left our bee problem and campus behind us for the weekend. We drove an hour and a half south to La Porte, Indiana, counting the significant amount of police cars already out and about watching the Labor Day weekend traffic as we went.

That night we went to New Buffalo to go to the beach and eat dinner. We went at the perfect time. The sun was beginning to set, throwing its brilliant colors across the sky and on the water and the beach had an abundant supply of nice, flat stones. We spent a while skipping (or attempting to skip) stones as the sun sank in the sky (much like most of the stones I threw in the water). It was fun, peaceful, and a welcome step away from the hectic whirlwind of getting back to campus and college life.

We climbed the dunes for an optimal view of the sunset before heading to dinner.

Finally, we ended the night with some ice cream

I tried Blue Moon ice cream for the first time
I tried Blue Moon ice cream for the first time

Saturday was spent mostly on sleep, homework, and a preview of what dinners next year will be like when we have to cook for ourselves. And Sunday was some more sleep, homework, and food before heading back to campus for the first Gathering of the year and a little more homework. Weekend #1 was fun, peaceful, and a welcome step away from the hectic whirlwind of getting back to campus and college life. I’m looking forward to all the adventures that lie ahead, on campus and off.


Thanks for reading & Happy Hump Day!
~Erin

I post some thoughts and (mostly lots of) pictures about life at Hope through my eyes on Instagram (@e_delaney333) and Twitter (@HopeErin18) if you like using those forms of social media! Also feel free to email me at erin.hoolahan@hope.edu if you have any questions or comments 🙂

Published by Erin Hoolahan

Hi! My name is Erin Hoolahan and I am a Sophomore at Hope College. I am from Wexford, Pennsylvania (a suburb of Pittsburgh) and intend to double major in Classics and either English or Communications during my time here at Hope. I love to bake, play guitar and am involved in Ultimate Frisbee and Silent Praise. I am extremely excited about sharing my insights on life at Hope! Thanks for reading. :)

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