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Beautiful view of the yellow trees on the trails behind Dunning Springs

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Falling in Love with Fall

Let’s make this clear right now, I really really do NOT like winter. After spending a whole year without it I am a definitely not looking forward to the frost and the cold and the snow. The calm before the storm however, is probably my favorite season. Scarves, boots and sweatshirts oh my!

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Back with my best friends just being silly and having some local Whippy Dip (Julie Goulette, Jill Harstad, Branna Elenz, Emily Crowe)

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Branna's Back

What is it like to be back on Luther College campus after being abroad for a year? Equally strange and comforting. I know that sounds like a weird combination but I’m feeling pretty weird about it all so I guess it’s the best combination.

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Typical study break for Branna. An Oreo with milk in an Instagram picture.

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As the end nears....

As the end nears  each day moves forward it is harder for me to comprehend  that in just over a month I will be State side again! The mix of emotions I have running around in my system are uncontrollable. However, there are certain parts of this process that seem to feel familiar….

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View of Conwy Castle from the upper level wall pathway.

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Welcome to Wales

Well, it's official! I've now been to all of the countries that make up the United Kingdom: England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales. It's a good thing too because I only a little over a month left!

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View from Garnish Island.

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Falling in Love With Ireland

I don't believe in love at first sight. Infatuation? Yes. Lust? Yes. Love....? Not so fast!

Even this beautiful place called Ireland took a little time for me to love. I felt at home right away and quickly fell into a comfortable easy state with the land around me and the more I see the more I am falling in love with everything about it.

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Mapping out my trip around Ireland just makes it all the more real!

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Holiday Adventures: Round 2

Less than two days left before my big trip to Ireland for the month!! I'm getting really excited except for the fact that I seem to keep adding things to my "to do" list rather than checking them off…

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