Monday, April 2, 2012

Road Trip! Campus College Tour 2012

I'm on yet another road trip! This time it's with Child #3, his friend, his friend's mother.

We're vising five California college campuses in five days: Cal Berkeley, UC Davis, Cal Poly, CalTech and Harvey Mudd. Whew!

Below are a few pics from our ongoing adventure.

Here we are driving to Berkeley. All the way from San Diego. It took FOREVER. We stopped too many times and stayed too long each time we stopped. We discovered a new brand of beef jerky, rented movies and visited a business Costco. WE HAD FUN!

Then, about 200 miles south of Sacramento, we hit a huge wind storm. Sand, dirt, and tumbleweeds were whipping across the highway. At times, there was zero visibility. And birds were even having trouble flying. The good news? The storm ended, and we made it to Berkeley.

We enjoyed a delicious brunch at Cafe M. Seriously, I had the best coffee I've had in about a month. Berekeley is very dog friendly. Here are two of our travelers petting a dog.

Child #3's friend and Child #3 go for a bike ride around the UC Davis campus. There are more bikes than people here. Child #3's friend was particularly taken with UC Davis.

We're back on the road in 10 minutes, heading to San Luis Obispo and a tour of Cal Poly.


Debby Garfinkle said...

Fun! I'm doing 5 colleges in the Pacific Northwest in 5 days with my daughter next week.

Beth said...

This is the fun part! The tough part comes when they actually leave and go to the place they end up choosing. :(
Actually, it’s not so bad – they tend to come home a lot – and often end up right back home when they’ve finished!
Enjoy the rest of your road trip…

Barrie said...

Debby, have fun!

Barrie said...

Beth, and there's that really tough part---paying for it! ;)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Ah, to be college touring in California!

Barrie said...

Green Girl: There are worse things... :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Wow! I'd be exhausted.

Gabriele Goldstone said...

My kids never had a choice. You go to university in your home town. Period.

Enjoy the trip. A have a close friend traveling down near Berkley - maybe you'll pass each other. Wave for me.