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Short Break: Charlottesville, Virginia

Located on the western slope of the Blue Ridge overlooking the Shenandoah Valley in northern Virginia, Charlottesville provides an excellent destination for a short break or weekend trip.  An area of farms and forests, the town has a long history … Continue reading

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Campus Architecture

Sam had off from school Monday so we made one more college visit to the University of Cincinnati, a 3 hour drive from home. He had visited there before the roadtrip with the other Sam and liked it a lot … Continue reading

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College Road Trip-The Actual Event-University of Connecticut

In an earlier chapter of my life I lived in Connecticut and Sam was born in Hartford. We moved to Tennessee when he was 2 months old so of course he remembers nothing, but he tells people he doesn’t have … Continue reading

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College Road Trip-The Actual Event-Boston University

Two years ago we surprised a lot of people because we took a college road trip when Sam was only a freshman. In the hopes it would make him more serious about his high school work, during the summer between … Continue reading

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College Road Trip-The Actual Event—Endicott College

When Sam told me he had received an contact from the cross country coach at Endicott College I was intrigued. First, where and what is that school? And second, it is unusual for a coach that far away to recruit … Continue reading

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College Road Trip-The Actual Event—University of Vermont

I started writing about planning a college road trip for my 17-year-old son, Sam back in the  winter. Over the months the plans changed to include the wants and needs of two friends, adds and drops of some universities in … Continue reading

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Planning a college road trip — Take TWO

Back on January 4 I posted how planning my son’s spring break visit some colleges is a prime example of a custom planned trip.  Well, as things usually happen, we’ve had some changes. Two of Sam’s friends now also want … Continue reading

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Planning a college road trip

Talk about customizing a trip! This March during Spring Break we will be taking a road trip to view some colleges that are on the “maybe” list. Sam’s goal is to get a sense of what each school offers, including … Continue reading

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