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    So... on November 9 and 10, Cornell will playing NMU in Marquette.

    I have never been to the UP, and obviously I have never met any of you UP fans personally.

    Assuming I go... any chance of an East Meets West get together at/after the games? I figure if I start canvassing now I might even be able to con, er, persuade some of the other Lynah Faithful here to make a once in-a-lifetime hockey pilgrimage.

    I'm actually fairly excited to go (I like cold and barren), but almost as much for the social element as the hockey.
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    *shocked silence*

    ...


    *hides women and children*
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    Wait. You have women?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kepler View Post
    wait. You have women?
    no
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    It would actually be fun, even to make the drive to the stinking bowels of Marquette, for such a meet, but (speaking of which) I'll be tiptoeing around the slopes of Kilauea that week. If it's still there.
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    I advise to seek meals at Steinhaus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geezer View Post
    no
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Wait. You have women?


    Of course NMU does... Please don't confuse us with that other U.P. school 90 miles West/North

    I was actually thinking about the return trip next year Kep. Cornell seems like it'd be a fun trip that doesn't come around often. MQT is a fun place and at least a few people that will hang out and talk hockey. I'd recommend going, but I'm also a bit biased
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaceBoarder View Post
    Of course NMU does... Please don't confuse us with that other U.P. school 90 miles West/North
    It's true, you guys are pretty solid at churning out would-be French teachers. "Voudriez-vous des frites avec ša?"
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    Half the road signs are in Finnish, so study up.

    You'll also need a moose collision rider for car insurance.

    Also see if you can make your way into the Yooper Dome. Largest wooden dome in the world.

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    Kep, you talk like Ithaca is some garden spot. Lucky for you no one from the UP has been there.
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    Well, I know that the 4 (?) breweries in Marquette are solid. Ore Dock was my favorite. Houghton (home of Mich Tech) is about 90 minutes north, if you want to take a morning/afternoon trip up there before the night game. I'm more knowledgeable for that area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manurespreader View Post
    Kep, you talk like Ithaca is some garden spot.
    Nah, Ithaca itself is brutally boring in the winter like most of Upstate NY. In the summer it's, well, gorgeous. The Cornell is campus is great in the fall and the summer. Lynah Herself, well, she is an acquired taste, but I think a game there is a must see for every college hockey fan. Just skip it in the first few weeks of January when the students are away and it is dead.

    The weather in the late fall and early spring is rhapsodically sh-tty: cold drizzles and leaden, soul-destroying skies for weeks on end. And the students... welp, the undergrads are from the northeast so they're whiny and both physically and morally unattractive, and the grad students all appear to be from Taiwan and on their way somewhere to make a billion dollars in an awful hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Nah, Ithaca itself is brutally boring in the winter like most of Upstate NY. In the summer it's, well, gorgeous. The Cornell is campus is great in the fall and the summer. Lynah Herself, well, she is an acquired taste, but I think a game there is a must see for every college hockey fan. Just skip it in the first few weeks of January when the students are away and it is dead.

    The weather in the late fall and early spring is rhapsodically sh-tty: cold drizzles and leaden, soul-destroying skies for weeks on end. And the students... welp, the undergrads are from the northeast so they're whiny and both physically and morally unattractive, and the grad students all appear to be from Taiwan and on their way somewhere to make a billion dollars in an awful hurry.
    Was on campus briefly one summer. Gorgeous place then, as you say, but what do they do when it gets icy or snow-slick?? That hill must thin the herd a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burd View Post
    Was on campus briefly one summer. Gorgeous place then, as you say, but what do they do when it gets icy or snow-slick?? That hill must thin the herd a little.
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    Went to Marquette last summer and someone here recommended Jean Kay Pasties. (I apologize for not remembering who it was but THANK YOU).

    One can NOT have a true UP experience without trying pasties and these were fantastic. I'm currently having them shipped to me only to have my father, brother, nephew, and daughter all wanting some too. I buy a dozen and get 2 or 3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by busterman62 View Post
    Went to Marquette last summer and someone here recommended Jean Kay Pasties. (I apologize for not remembering who it was but THANK YOU).

    One can NOT have a true UP experience without trying pasties and these were fantastic. I'm currently having them shipped to me only to have my father, brother, nephew, and daughter all wanting some too. I buy a dozen and get 2 or 3.
    Cool. Thanks. I have repurposed this word.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Libe Slope* is the Great Leveler. Whether you're an athlete or a Five Towns butter shrimp, getting up that hill after an ice storm is the Cornell Hero's Journey. After you have completed that rite of passage, you are every jarhead and every jarhead is you.



    * North Camp-ssies need not apply. #thebridgeisover #westisbest #uhall$og**

    ** Except Sperry. Sperry sucks.
    There must be a sinful amount of salt used on those streets during winter, and it must end up in water somewhere below that hill.

    Or have great Cornell minds figured out a more environmentally friendly way to keep the emergency wards and PI lawyers unoccupied?

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    Quote Originally Posted by burd View Post
    There must be a sinful amount of salt used on those streets during winter, and it must end up in water somewhere below that hill.

    Or have great Cornell minds figured out a more environmentally friendly way to keep the emergency wards and PI lawyers unoccupied?
    The salt is used on Buffalo Street. Buffalo Street is what you walk up at 3 a.m. after a night in the town. I would not be surprised if parts are a 30 degree gradient.

    The funny part is the town bikes that all migrate to the bottom of the hills over time.

    In all honesty, the town is a topographical horror. But my god my legs were strong for years afterwards.
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    IMHO the weather is identical in the two places with Marquette marginally colder for marginally longer. But at least you can fly directly into Marquette. There is a small museum in Houghton at Dee stadium commemorating the birthplace of professional hockey. It's worth a trip up.
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