Friday, October 19, 2012

on tour part 4: land of the wahoos

There was no school today so we drove down to visit the University of Virginia! On our way, we stopped for breakfast and I tried chocolate covered bacon for the first time. It also had mint chocolate drizzled on the top, so it was an interesting combination of savory, sweet, minty and lardy.


I liked the information session because the assistant dean of admissions was really funny and entertaining. He was saying, "In all of the college brochures, there are above average looking people of every race holding hands and singing Kumbaya," which is pretty accurate. He also talked a lot about how much they revere Thomas Jefferson at UVA.

Then, we went on the grounds tour, which I hate to say was very boring. It was supposed to last for an hour and a half, so we separated from the tour early and explored by ourselves. The campus was beautiful, with open grassy spaces and lots of trees changing colors.



We also found a tree with giant leaves, which made for a good photo op.

 

At the campus bookstore, Ella bought a UFO and comet ice tray. Definitely one of those things you never knew you needed. At least it's less gross than the brain shaped one!

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