I have three words for you: Minnesota is beautiful. Well of course it is, you say, it’s the land of the Tommies, isn’t it? While St. Thomas is the most beautiful campus in the world, there’s a nearby part of Summit that words cannot describe: the Mississippi River. Located only a block away from campus, a running/biking/rollerblading (brave souls) trail stretches along the river, but it is what’s beyond that cement trail that really captures the beauty of Minnesota.
Just beyond the running trail and before the water’s edge is where we found this magical place, and since it’s so hard to describe what we saw, I have plenty of pictures so that you can actually see for yourself.
As we explored the riverbank, we stumbled upon a big piece of sandstone in the cliffs that had little thrones carved into it, so of course we had to sit down and try them out. I can just imagine people sitting in those thrones (which are very comfortable, believe it or not!) watching the day go by.
The area along the river is such an amazing place and is right in St. Thomas’ backyard so that all can enjoy the natural beauty. I can’t wait until fall when all the leaves change color, then I’ll really have some pictures for you!
In case you’re wondering what this title is about and if I do indeed have 77 reasons why I love St. Thomas, I’ll set the record straight. I do in fact have a list going of reasons why I love St. Thomas, but I plan to build it up to at least 100 (probably more) and then publish it as my final blog at the end of senior year. Check back in a few months and we might even be up to the triple digits! I’m sure it won’t take long to find many, many more reasons to love the University of St. Thomas.