Sunday, March 1, 2009

Rainy Rail Jam

I headed over to the 300's field on Friday night with my friend Meg to watch the annual Rail Jam...it is sponsored by the Ski & Snowboard Club, and features lots of skiers and boarders showing off their tricky moves...I clearly have no idea the logistics of all the fancy stuff they do, but it was pretty cool!

One downside for the Rail Jam (which takes place on an enormous mound of plowed snow from all over campus) was that it was nearly 50 degrees and raining! I was super pumped for the nice weather, but unfortunately got soaked pretty quickly and had to leave after just a few minutes. I did get some video though, so check it out below...it was a little tricky to capture because of the lights shining towards the crowd, but I think you'll get the picture.

video

In other exciting events, this weekend was Burlington's Mardi Gras celebration on Church Street. I LOVE Mardi Gras and have been attending the event since middle school! This year they estimated that over 20,000 people lined Church Street for the parade; Burlington's celebration is the largest Mardi Gras celebration in New England! I'll post a video of the parade as soon as I get it uploaded to my computer. The event truly captures the essence of Burlington...how many other cities could get over 20,000 people out on a day with wind chills of 0 degrees?

I have a busy week ahead of me...less than two weeks until I depart for the Dominican Republic! I'll blog you soon.... :-)

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