Friday we had something very yummy for breakfast.
Because we are all engineering geeks we decided to so snowshoeing at Redridge Dam instead of Hungarian Falls. There were two dams at Redridge, the first one was made from timber but as the mining company needed more water (I can't remember for what at the moment) they constructed a second dam out of steel. Here is a link to a little history of the steel dam.
This is one of very few steel dams that are still standing.
Adam took more pictures. I was planning on getting them from him but we didn't have the chance. The hockey game against Denver went very well. The Huskies pulled it off 2-1, which was pretty sweet seeing Denver was ranked fith, well at least until this weekend.
Today Katies parents drove up from Marquette to see the snow statues and the hockey game. I think we are starting to get wimpy students because the statues were not as nice as past years that were much colder. We're going to need to get some hardy freshman this year or all will be lost.
Here is the first place statue.
Here is Adam and Katie in front of the third place entry.
Here is a Huge Trojan Horse.
and its sign. Don't ask me what it says, its all Greek to me :mrgreen:
After we looked at statues it was time for the hockey game. This is the MacInnes Student Ice Arena, home of the Michigan Tech Huskies.
It wouldn't be Husky Hockey with out the famous Michigan Tech Pep Band http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huskies_Pep_Band
Between periods the pep band plays and the Huskies Blimp floats around dropping cuopons on the unsuspecting crowd. The blimp is one of my favorite parts of the game, a good pilot can get it to dance along with the pep bands tunes.
I guess that guy was really enjoying his ice cream.
Between the second and third period the Zamboni driver, Tom, wears a tuxedo while resurfacing the ice to the Zamboni Song. This was supposed to be a picture of Tom and the Winter Carnival Queen, Guess Tom is just to fast for my camera.
If we are lucky Mitch Lake, the only skating hockey announcer will skate over to the other teams goal and put a curse on it.
It was an exciting and physical game. Although we didn't win we tied 4-4 in Over Time. Because of our victory friday we once again took poseshion of the Winter Carnival Trophy. Its been a while :lol:
After the game we all went to dinner and said our goodbyes.
Everyone had a great time. I got to visit with friends that I haven't seen in a while, get some snowshoeing in, and consume too many beverages and pickled eggs.
Thanks for reading,