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Thursday, March 31, 2016

If it's Thursday, we must be in Philly. This week-long college tour with the soccer kid is almost over. Today we toured both Drexel and Penn, and after two info sessions and two tours, our dogs were barking. I would not have predicted it, but the kid liked both campuses, especially Drexel. She said the students looked approachable and fun, and we both *loved* all the food trucks lining virtually every street surrounding the campus.

So one more day and two more colleges, and we will be home. The kid started this trip just glad to get away from her crazy week of double homework and double exams, to make up for the week of school she missed after her knee surgery. She told us in the car today: I'm not scared about college anymore. I think it will be fun!

So, that seems like mission accomplished to me. The kid was one of the few sophomores on the campus tours, and didn't have much of an idea what she was looking for at the beginning of our trek. After 8 colleges, she's decided she likes urban but with a defined campus, and she likes relaxed and not pretentious. I'm glad that the kid is motivated to start thinking a bit beyond high school, and that she's starting to look forward to it.

In the meantime, I think Philly is now one of my favorite cities. Those food trucks were awesome!
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  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    Remember how exciting it was to look forward to entering university? I'll never forget that magical feeling.

    You and your husband are so wise and generous to encourage her early to start dreaming about schools and picturing herself there. I bet she'll be even more motivated and focused on her studies now that she's seen what awaits her in a couple of years. Sounds like it all went so well!
    1844 days ago
  • PJDANIELS
    What is that old song you reminded me of....If it's Tuesday, this must be Belgium..

    1845 days ago
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