Why It’s Great to Live in Duluth – Introduction

July 4th, 2011

I recently moved to Duluth, Minnesota to enroll in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at the College of St. Scholastica (CSS).

The CSS DPT program starts in June for first-year students and I think I know why: Despite being warned about the harsh winter months in the treacherous hills of Duluth, I have had the pleasure of discovering for myself that summer months in Duluth are absolutely beautiful.


So to help myself through the long winter on Lake Superior, I am starting this series of blog posts to list reasons why it’s great to live in Duluth, Minnesota.

Lake Superior Duluth

2010 Olympics Apparel: Team USA vs. Team Canada

February 15th, 2010

In the 2010 Olympic team winter apparel competition, Canada wins.

My boyfriend and I loved the knit hats Team USA wore as they walked out during the 2010 Olympics Opening Ceremony. The hats feature a winter scene in red and white with blue moose and tassels. The hats were designed by Ralph Lauren and cost $75.00. That’s right – 75 USD for a knit winter hat with moose on it. Even if it is Ralph Lauren, I’m not paying $75 for a stocking cap. Sorry America.

2010 Olympic Team USA Knit Hat

I also loved the mittens the Canadian Olympic team was wearing as they walked out during the opening ceremony. They are simple red mittens that say “Vancouver 2010″ in white on the back of the hand and have a white maple leaf on the palm of the hand. The Team Canada Olympic mittens are only $10 (Canadian $) at the Hudson Bay Company website. I’m American, but I will definitely buy the Team Canada mittens for 10 CAD. O Canada!

2010 Olympic Team Canada Mittens