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October 23, 2009 at 1:43 pm
By Katie Williams

When my dad was here last weekend, he and I drove out to the Carleton Wind Turbine.  I had spent all summer telling tour groups about the turbine, but I had never actually been to it myself!

The turbine wasn't turned on, but when we got close we could still see the wind pushing the arms a little bit.  While the turbine is only about 1.5 miles from Carleton, it seemed like we were so far away!  There was so much wind, I couldn't even hear what my dad was saying when he was standing right next to me.  I actually felt like I was surrounded by "real" Minnesota, with prairie and winds and endless sky, as opposed to the civilized Minnesota I inhabit in Northfield. 

Here are some picture from our trip out to the wind turbine:

Windmill 1

Windmill 2

 Windmill 3


And here are just a few other pictures from my dad's visit of my townhouse, and my brother and me sitting on the Carleton Sign on the edge of campus:



david and me sign