Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving Break full of pictures!

Resteraunt with friends, its good to be back!
This thanksgiving was the first one that I didn't have with my whole family, since most of them were in Arkansas, so my brother and I headed back to Illinois for a weekend full of great food, family, and friends! It was great to go back to my hometown, enjoy restaurants they don't have in Iowa,
  and get to spend time with people I have been missing a lot!

Chief Lizzy on thanksgiving!
 Over break, I did things have a thanksgiving meal with 26 of my friends, that consisted of not only the typical turkey and potatoes, but also Taco Bell,  (classy i know).
Pizza Rolls, So Good!

 I also journeyed to Walmart in the middle of the night on an adventure to get pizza rolls!
 The next day, I was able to go to a place called trampoline world, where the whole place is full of trampolines to jump on, and it was an awesome way to get a workout, without running!

Trampoline World!

 Later on, my brother and I gave a tour of Plainfield to our friend Amy, from Coe. We did things like show off our track, our best restaurant, and finally our old house!
Giving Amy a tour!

Theater picture!
  On thanksgiving day, I also got to take my youngest cousins to see Wreck it Ralph, and It was outstanding! I suggest that everyone who is reading this blog should stop reading and immediately head to the theater to go see it!

I also was lucky enough to go black friday shopping for the first time ever! It was a night filled with excitement, but also I wish i would have slept, instead of staying out until 4 in the morning!
Black Friday Shopping, I am soo tired!

Finally on my last night in Plainfield, I went with some of my closest friends to a huge singing competition to watch my friend Sam sing. She was incredible, and it was great to see her doing what she loves in front of so many people, and in such a historic and beautiful building.

I could not ask for better friends!

 Overall, this was a weekend was one that I will never forget, filled with the people that I love, and I cant wait for the next time that I spend time back home. I am looking forward to the next few weeks at Coe, and being able to start running again, and having our huge school wide fundraiser, Lumberjack Fest, this upcoming weekend!
Until the Next Adventure, Ryan Rey

Monday, November 19, 2012

Getting back into the swing of things

Now that my season is officially over, it seems like a part of me is just missing! Instead of going to practice everyday, I can instead shift back and focus more on my classes, and making sure that my grades are where they are supposed to be! I have been working really hard on my politics speech coming up, and recently started my final research paper for Biopsych, on concussions in sports. It is a great feeling to be all caught up, and get to enjoy some free time! One thing that is really cool about going to school in a bigger city like Cedar Rapids is that there are so many great restaurants for us to explore! This past week, I got to go to the Irish Democrat, an awesome smaller place, with the best cheese wontons I have ever tasted! I also got to go to Granite City, for a friends birthday, and we all got to eat some of the best free bread in the whole world! I look forward to eating at all of the best resteraunts in Cedar Rapids before I graduate, and if you have any suggestions for awesome food places, feel free to let me know!
Until The Next Adventure, Ryan Rey

Monday, November 12, 2012


This past weekend, we traveled to Northfield Minnesota, for the NCAA regional cross country meet, hosted by St. Olaf College to compete for what would end up being our last meet of the season. This trip was a longer one, but as a team we always find ways to make the time fly!
Bus Ride Fun!
 Once we got to the meet, we headed straight to Perkins for a team dinner, before heading back to the hotel and calling it a night. The next day, we woke up and it was perfect racing weather, the team could not wait to get started! Everyone that put on a Kohawk uniform that day gave absolutely everything they had, and that is something that our whole team can be proud of! We finished the meet with one all region performer, our senior and captain, and that is a huge accomplishment, that shows all of the work he has been putting in since his freshman year. I cannot wait until track starts again, and will be looking forward to working towards improving myself, and seeing that improvement for the next few years!
Until the Next Adventure, Ryan Rey

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Interesting couple of days!

The past few days have been extremely packed, but also very exciting! Two days ago, we began planning for our recycling club dance, which is going to make history as the most fun event EVER in Coe College history! Also last night, I was elected to the Interfraternal Council board as Vice President of Service, and I look forward to planning some great philanthropy events in the next few months! Finally about twenty minutes ago, I was chosen as the the communications editor for a literary work here at Coe called Colere! For more information on Colere, you can check out our website at! Overall, It is awesome to be able to get involved in so many things here on campus so easily, and I look forward to making my voice heard, and continuing to make Coe an awesome place not just to get an education, but to get grow as an individual!
Until the Next Adventure,
Ryan Rey
p.s. Keep an eye out for my next blog, which will be all about visits here at Coe! It's gonna be prettty cool!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election day!

Today was the first election that I was old enough to vote for, and here at Coe, it seemed like the whole campus was buzzing with exitement! It was awesome that teachers and other students were offering every student rides to polling places, so that everyone would be able to vote! Again, that is just a testament to how all of Coe is really like its own tight knit community, and I wouldn't trade it for the world! Right now, I am watching the electoral votes come in, and can not help but think about how different things will be in the year 2032, when I am running for President. There will simply be no arguing, becuase everyone will simply love my running mate, Ethan Wykert, and I. I hope that everyone reading this will be able to vote REY/WYKERT 2032!
Until the Next Adventure,
The Future of Our Country!
Ryan Rey

Monday, November 5, 2012

Halloween Pub Dance!!!

Growing up, Halloween was always my favorite holliday, and when I first came to college, I was worried that no one in college would want to dress up and celebrate! Luckily here at Coe, there are many different opportunities for students to still get to dress up, no matter how old we are. Every year, Coe's student activities committee plans a halloween dance in the PUB, where students can come in costume, dance and enjoy free food and halloween activities! This year, a group of my friends decided to be pokemon and pokemon trainers, so I was Ash Ketchum. This dance was a great experience, as we got to all sort of go back to being children for a whole night, instead of having to stress out about classes and GPA's and we instead got to eat candy and do the monster mash! If anyone reading this blog has any good costume ideas for next year, feel free to email me at! Also if you are interested in visiting, let me know, and we can figure out a date!
Halloween as Pokemon, best costume ever?
Until The Next Adventure,

Ryan Rey