Friday, August 12, 2011
Little Pig, Little Pig...
So last weekend we - my daughter Maggie, Kerig and I - went to the Rochester Institute of Technology for their "College and Careers" event for high school seniors who are considering attending. It was really an amazing experience to be able to see the campus, have Maggie participate in academic sessions geared toward helping her make a more educated decision about her future and see the school in action (sort of). The facility is huge compared to what I'm used to, very modern, very eco-conscious, very forward thinking. The tuition is an eye-opener, but you get the sense that it's an investment that will pay itself back sooner rather than later. God, I hope so!
We got there around noon. We were able to check in, get Maggie's things settled in the dorm (since she got to stay over night there) and take a campus tour with her. Then we were sent on our merry way while she started her campus visit in earnest. We didn't see her again until we had a brief "Hey! How's it going??" at Gracie's the next day at lunch.
So "our merry way" consisted of checking in at a nearby hotel, showering off the sweat of walking for 4 hours in the hot sun and then heading over to Kerig's friends' house for an honest-to-goodness BBQ. I've heard it said that people use the term BBQ wrong, subbing it in for "cook out" without respect for tradition, culture and actual recipes. Nope. This was a real BBQ, with the main course being Joann's award-winning ribs. The evening was a great success. Our hosts Joann and Adam were warm and friendly. The food was fantastic. I haven't laughed that many hours straight in eons. Just a wonderful evening.
On the way back to the hotel Kerig told me I needed to make a card with a pig. So here it is, a card with a pig. I have to wonder how many cards with pigs there are floating around out there. And yet, this time, it seems perfectly appropriate.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you're milking every bit of enjoyment you can from the Summer.