Sunday, September 21, 2008

A Weekend in Vermont

Hey everyone! So it’s another lazy Sunday here at Saint Mike’s, and I figured also the perfect time to catch up with everyone. This week went MUCH faster than the last, and we’re all just about settled into the schedule we’ve laid out for ourselves. That said, the weekend still came as a blessing. I think maybe a post about weekend activities here at SMC would be perfect to help you get the real-life feel of a student.

Almost every good weekend (or specifically
Saturday and Sunday) starts off with BRUNCH in Alliot. Ask any SMC student…brunch is the best meal. We’ve got French toast, pancakes, bacon, sausage, omelet bar, waffle makers, and all the usual breakfast specialties. AND you can also help yourself to lunch items like pizza or a hot sandwich and curly fries. Whatever you choose, you won’t be let down.

Now after brunch, depending on whether you forced yourself to get up and eat before Alliot closed, you might just go back to sleep. But, if you’re slightly more adventurous, you can shower and start your day. The perfect way to do this (if you’re not bound to the gym by your sports team...but more about that at another time) is to hit up downtown Burlington. I went down yesterday (for the first time this year, I couldn’t believe it) and did a little shopping around. In addition to fabulous shopping, Church Street has some of the greatest food (especially if you’re starving haha). We chose a place that recently opened up called Boloco Burrito and were not disappointed. A large burrito and a soda for $8? That’s a college student’s dream right there.

After we ate we piled back into the car to come back to campus and work on some homework before Saturday night came around. (And for good measure went to eat some wing bar in Alliot at dinner time.)

On a side note, if you have a car up here (second semester only for the first years), parking is free for 2 hours in the church street lots. But no car isn’t a problem either, because the bus is free and is about a 15 minute ride.

I also took time yesterday to enjoy the gorgeous Vermont scenery while the weather is still warm. I did some homework across the street on the lawn that overlooks the mountains, and there’s probably no need to say I didn’t do as much as I would have if I was in my room. But then again, I probably would have chosen a nap instead if I stayed inside. Anyway, that’s always a relaxing experience. It really is gorgeous here all year round, and yesterday was no exception.

So the bottom line is that no matter where you’re from or what you like, there’s always something for a student to do at SMC on the weekends. Sleeping in, shopping, sampling the local eateries, apple picking, hiking, going on a trip with the wilderness program, going to the waterfront, relaxing outside, doing homework, or watching football with friends, and endless more. Saint Mike’s is a place where you can feel at home no matter what you choose to do on the weekends.

I think that’s all for today. I encourage anyone and everyone to leave comments or send me an email at if you have questions you would like answered of if there’s a blog topic you wish I would cover. Parents and potential students alike, I would really love to hear from you (at least then I would know that someone other than my parents reads this…hi mom and dad.)

Keep smiling,
Christine :]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey, Christine must have really cool parents.