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On a recent wintry Saturday, we (Sister Jennifer, Postulant Linda, and Postulant Paule) decided to check out some of the exciting activities of  The College of St. Scholastica Centennial year celebration.  We were not disappointed!

Musher and three sledders

After lunch, we bundled up to brave the cold and headed out toward the Science Building, having heard that a dogsled team was to be on campus that afternoon.  And there they were!  Ten beautiful dogs, and an awesome opportunity to take a ride in a dogsled!  We met each of the dogs and the mushers.  Linda was the first to go for a ride. Dogs eager to runThen on we went to Somers Hall to warm up and partake of hot chocolate/cider and the festive ambiance.  It was there that we ran into Ann Elliott who invited us to view the short yet fascinating film outlining the history of CSS.  This necessitated some popcorn, of course, and another round of hot chocolate/cider.Then back outside we went to see the dogs again, at which time Jennifer and I took our turns riding in the dogsled.

Dogsledding, a winter's joy

Visiting with the dogs and mushers was most amazing, and truly a dream come true.  The dogs were beautiful and very friendly, and the mushers were just as friendly and happy to engage us in conversation, educating us about mushing and showing an interest in who we were and where we are from.  After all this we were loathe for the fun to end, so we decided to go for a carriage ride and pet the horses to round out our afternoon of fun.

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