Last Swing Past Campus

So I’m in my final week of Mr. Mom duties before starting internship a week from now.

This morning, I got it in my head that a trip to the zoo would be fun. We’d made the trek over into St Paul to the Como Zoo earlier this spring, but a lot of the animals were still inside as the nights were staying cool. My wife thought it would be a good idea and fun for the kids so middle of the morning we loaded up and treked on over.

As we got about half way over, I realized just how close the zoo is to campus and I thought I’d swing past campus for two reasons.  The first was to get a gauge on how the remodel is coming in OCC. I thought, just maybe, it might be almost done already, but from what I could see from outside, it doesn’t really look like it. But progress is certainly coming along.

The second reason was to duck into the bookstore. I’m needing to pick up a few more collared shirts for the upcoming year as I’ve only got 3 of them in 2 different colors and I thought I might as well check the store to see if they had anymore. Alas, it was not meant to be. I suppose I’ll have to go online and order a few more.

But since we were on campus we decided to walk through. I thought maybe…just maybe…I’d catch a glimpse of some classmate that hasn’t headed out for internship yet, but that was not the case. A few staff members and perhaps a couple ph d’s was all I saw.

But that being said, it was fun to get back on campus, even briefly, for one last time before I start. Granted, I won’t be far away and there will likely be some chances for me to be on campus again in the next 12 months, but after a break of 2 months since wrapping up summer classes, it was good to get back again.

IN the course of driving around, I saw several of the usual haunts. Speedy Mart, Dunn Brothers, Java Train on the other side of the U campus and fairgrounds. It made me realize that a lot of my school friends (and I’m talking old cohort friends here) are, once again, on the verge of starting up another semester.

And once again…its a little different for me this time around.

But that’s okay.

Luther Seminary…see you in a year.

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