Sunday, July 11, 2010

More College Goodness!

Today we went to visit Yale University! Before we arrived, we took a break in order to eat lunch! After several failed attempts to look for a place to eat, we eventually arrived at a restaurant that sold mostly organic and vegetarian meals. I ordered the California Quesadilla, and it was a fantastic meal. Even though I usually enjoy meat with my meals, the entirely vegetarian plate still managed to satisfy me completely. It was really good! If all vegetarian foods tasted like that, I don't think I would mind.

Anyways, back to Yale. It was much different than most of our expectations, I think. It looked a lot more like a group of old Colonial-Era houses rather than on unified school, let alone one of the most prestigious schools around the world. We first arrived on the old campus section of the school, which apparently is also freshman housing.

After that, we made our way to the Admissions Office and Visitors Center, only to find out that it was closed. However, we didn't let that deter us from our college quest, and went on a self guided tour! We looked at a church on campus that was over a century old, and several other buildings, including one that was apparently also used as a fallout shelter, which I thought was pretty cool.

Afterwards, we went to see the Peabody Museum of Natural History, which was a museum right on the Yale campus! There were lots of interesting exhibits, including one of a giant globe that would highlight several points of interest.

That's pretty much the visit to Yale today, good night!

1 comment:

  1. Winston,

    Sometimes the self guided tours can be more revealing than those where someone is showing you only the areas they want you to see. Still, it would have been nice to have had both.

    As for the fallout shelter, you might be surprised at how many of those signs we have on our buildings here at home. I'll send you some photos of one such building and even show you some of the stuff that still being stored there--including an organizational chart of who will have what aurhority (locally) when the bomb hits.