Friday, October 22, 2010

Home from The Great College Tour

 Catchin' a little shut-eye

Last week I posted The Great College Tour 2010, in which I wrote about the first stop on our tour, Grove City College in Grove City, PA. We spent the following day in Harper's Ferry, WV, and then drove to Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, VA. Soren, Gpa and Gma found acorns to gather while Anna and Dad took the tour of the college.

It's amazing how long a 3 year old can be entertained with a styrofoam coffee cup and a good crop of acorns. After putting a few hundred acorns in a pile at the base of the tree, Soren was a little disappointed that the squirrels weren't coming to eat them.

The next day, we traveled through gorgeous Virginia to get to Liberty University in Lynchburg. General Longstreet's in-laws were from Lynchburg, just in case anyone wanted to know.  I talked to one of our daughters by phone while traveling through the mountains of Virginia and told her that Virginia's slogan shouldn't be 'Virginia is for lovers,' but 'Virginia is for Photographers.' She said it lacked a ring to it. Besides, Virginia doesn't have any place to pull off the road to actually take a photo on those mountain views, so you just have to take my word for it.

At the next motel. First things first. Anna and I plugged in our computers while Gpa checked the room for bed bugs and Dad checked for dead bodies under the beds. Probably not too likely to find one, but one can never be too careful. :-)

Liberty University bookstore and coffee shop, a prerequisite, in my book, no pun intended.

Heading south, through the mountains of Virginia, this photo was taken through the windshield. I discovered that it's more fun to travel and look up at the mountains on either side than it is to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway and look over the tops of the trees.

Anna and her dad at BJU, Greenville, South Carolina.

I think Anna said that she wanted proof that she'd worn a skirt. :-)

The mature landscaping at BJU is so beautiful. It's a lovely campus. Kevin and I visited the library with its Jerusalem Chamber while Anna took the college tour.

The Littlest Traveler, pulling his suitcase through the halls of the motel (which I will never ever stay in again!)  And just for Soren, I'm posting here the pic of 'The Ghost Train,' as he called it, from Harper's Ferry, which I neglected to include in my Harper's Ferry blog post.

Anna came home with impressions of four colleges to ponder, and Soren came home with the story of John Brown ('He's at Hoppa Fehwee but he's dead. I kiwd him.') firmly entrenched in his mind along with Georgie Porgie, Little Boy Blue, and She'll be Comin' Roun' the Mountain When She Comes - Yee-Haw!

I wish you could have heard his daddy's rendition of The Three Little Pigs. I tried to talk him into video-recording it for YouTube with his little sons helping him. It was hilarious!

It was a great week! We will have very fond memories of the Great College Tour of 2010  :-)

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Unknown said...

LOL... I love the first picture...pretty much says it all after a road trip!! Looks like the tour was a success. Thanks for sharing the trip with us.

Michelle said...

What a tour! I never did a college tour, there were only two schools that I applied to for undergrad but my Husband and his friend did go on a tour when deciding on post graduate schools. They had a blast! I guess might get to do the college tour when my two are ready but let's not rush that:-)

Unknown said...

Oh College!
Looks like it was fun! I went to college by my house. never had to travel too far :) In France, we don't go to different colleges. The gov decides where you go.
Come say hi and follow back!

Judy S. said...

Welcome home! Sounds like you had a good trip and are probably ready for a bit of a rest? Your GD is very lucky to have 4 colleges to choose from!

Together We Save said...

Wow - what a tour!! Looks fun!!

Unknown said...

What a great trip for Anna and the whole family! You made some memories in the past few days!

Denise said...

Such a nice tour.

Empty Nester said...

Just three more hours south and you could have visited us in Charleston, SC!

Thanks so much for following me. I wish we did live in the country for the dog's sake if nothing else! By the way, I'm following you back! Hope Anna enjoys whichever college she chooses!

Linda... said...

WOW! I remember the college tour days with my kids. We did a few with my daughter who ended up at Oswego State University of NY (she also toured Marist and Plattsburg State University. My son was only interested in Paul Smiths at Saranac Lake so that's where we toured for him and where he went.
good luck with the college choice!!

Mama Hen said...

Great pictures! The bed bugs really gets me a bit frazzled these days. Can you really check for them? I thought they like to come out when people sleep. Ugh! Anyway, thank you for your fabulous soap! we got them today and Little Chick wanted the pumpkin soap for her bathroom. They are great! have a good weekend!

Mama Hen

Yenta Mary said...

What a fabulous trip! Now sending very best wishes that Anna gets into the school of her choice ... :)

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

What great pics from the college tour! It makes me want to cry as I know it won't be too much longer before mine will be doing the same...

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Anonymous said...

Great pictures!
Thank you and your husband so much for making that stop in Roanoke so Anna and I could meet each other. We had a wonderful time in B&N and I really appreciate your patience and for letting us meet.
Thanks so much!

partialemptynester said...

Such beautiful family fun...what great memories each one of you will store in your hearts!

Unknown said...

Don't ya just love the simplicity of being 3... makes me wonder why I buy all these!

I love the "men's work" that occurs at a new motel. Ha!


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