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Thankful Thursday??

June 23, 2011

or should I call it College Road Trip 2011?

We headed off about 5 days ago for a trip back to Virginia to see friends and family.  Wanting to be efficient, I figured we would do some college tours on our trip.

  • Adventure #1-let your 17-year-old son pick the colleges he wants to see and schedule the tours
  • Problem #1-see above: it seems that he has all the information on where and when we are supposed to be places….great for him but I am the one driving to these places.  Helps if I can also be informed.  Why does college have to cost 50K each year? Can they not do an adequate job for, say….25K?  I feel like I was adequately educated for much less than 50K!!!!
  • Adventure #2-think you might just possibly squeeze two college tours in ONE day
  • Problem #2-NOT happening!   Not only is this a timing challenge; it is incredibly exhausting!
  • Adventure #3- use the vast amounts of time you are traveling on the interstates as an opportunity to get some highway mileage under your teenager’s belt
  • Problem #3-you want to return home to see your family…not in a casket.  Resume your role as driver!
  • Adventure #4-5 colleges in 3 days
  • Problem #4-5 colleges in 3 days!

have to get back to maps, stats and trip planning….more detail to come….

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 24, 2011 06:40

    Finally Friday!!
    Of course I cannot wait for more details of this adventure…but in the meantime, my sides are splitting with laughter! Where and how did you become so funny, Meg! I think the best part is that you always find humor in what could be a trying? tiring? tiresome? trip/adventure! And I am laughing, having done the “college tour trip” many times myself with the girls…why is it always so darn HOT when you have to traipse around the campus??? (Well, because generally school, life, and previously scheduled vacation time takes up most of the rest of the year, and somehow, the few remaining free days you have end up being in the SUMMER, and that is when you can fit these tours in!!!)
    Drive safely…enjoy, and share more adventures (+/or misadventures!!!)
    XOXO

  2. July 5, 2011 22:00

    So??? How’d it go?? And yes..I think the fall would be much better to get together! Unless of course we make it up to Maine..then I’ll be calling you! 🙂

  3. July 17, 2011 19:24

    I know JUST how you feel. College is a whole new ball game from when just picked a place and went for 4 years. In every way…from all the ACT/SAT tests and scores, the “new” GPA’s (wasn’t 4.0 supposed to be good enough???), and then the cost…holey moley.

  4. December 15, 2012 12:56

    not sure you even come here anymore? but i wanted to say hi! i don’t have your email. today was one of those days that i wanted to connect with friends and say hi. what a terrible day in CT.
    i’m hoping all is well with you and your family. miss chatting with you.
    my email is dumont.pam@gmail.com if you’d like to say hi!
    happy holidays to you and yours Meg. xo

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