Relaxing Break in Ludington

I think it’s safe so say that Fall is in full-swing now with this cool weather and the leaves changing colors on trees! With Fall comes one huge perk besides apple cider and donuts: FALL BREAK! Every year it seems as though this break comes at the absolute perfect time—right when people need a few days to relax and escape from the stress of classes. Each year I’ve gone to different places such as Wheaton, IL, Kalamazoo, MI, Vernon Hills, IL and now Ludington, MI. All of these little trips are thanks to generous friends and roommates who take me in and show their towns off to me. I’m so thankful for them because if it wasn’t for them, I’d be moping around campus without anyone around!

Anyway, this break my housemate Anna brought me up north to Ludington where we had absolutely zero plans, which was the best plan ever! Friday evening we drove up and had a solid heart-to-heart talk about life (love those moments when you can talk about literally anything with a close friend). We arrived around dinnertime so we ended up having a nice dinner with Anna’s parents and watched “The Princess Bride.” I’ve never watched the whole movie, so I was obligated to finish this classic. We were pretty wiped-out from the week so we called it a night right after the movie ended. The next two days we lounged around A LOT. I think we watched a total of about six movies over the course of the trip—a little excessive but it was perfect. It was so hard to be motivated to do anything when it was raining and pretty windy outside. There was a point where the weather was pretty decent and we went on a little walk to the pier and took some fun pictures. Regardless of the fact that it was in the 40s, the view of the beach was definitely worth it. On Monday we were planning to head back to Holland so we could get some homework done on Tuesday before classes started up again, but before we did we took a walk downtown. It was interesting to view downtown during chillier months because there were hardly any people around since Ludington is more of a summer town for tourists. From what I hear, Ludington is absolutely beautiful in the warmer months so I guess that means I’m destined to take another trip up there to experience it for myself! Hopefully we can pay another visit in the near future!

Fall Break always seems so short, but I guess after two days off we need to get back into the swing of everything and conquer a short week of classes. Now that it’s just about the weekend again, it will help us adjust completely and get into the mindset of studying late at night again. All I have to say is that I’m already looking forward to our next break!

Hope you all have a great weekend and enjoy the weather and try going apple picking or some other fun Fall activity! Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @hopeleslie15.

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Hey Everyone! My name is Leslie Kempers and I am from Santa Ana, California. I am a Senior this year and am majoring in Exercise Science so after my time here at Hope, I will be pursuing a career in physical therapy! I have previously been involved with Nykerk and CASA and am excited to see what this year has in store for me. This place has become my second home and I have cherished every moment here at Hope College. Go Dutchmen!!!

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