Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Even if you only bike or walk down the street to the local university campus, you're expanding your own boundaries by "traveling"...go for it!
I often "travel", locally, around the campus of the second oldest collge/university in our America, with Nikons and a bike. There are at least "three" campuses. The "ancient campus" is around the beautiful Wren Yard...and Wren Building and is visited by thousands of parents and visitors each year along with Colonial Williamsburg. And the old and younger "campuses" extend out along and past the unique Sunken Garden. My absolute fave area on campus is the Crim Dell. You'll have to travel there to understand one of the most scenic spots listed in America in the midst of higher education studies.
Exploring the William and Mary Woods, and over ten (10) miles of wooded trails, is an adventure unto itself!
The University of Virginia Lawn, also, C-Ville, around the Academic Village, is another top favorite adventure for a travel day. Jefferson designed the Rotunda and his Village way back in the early 1800s. At that time in young America's history, our General Assembly had a goal to expand the higher education schools to the western area of Virginia. Three towns were in the running: Lexington, Staunton and Charlottesville. Hmmm, where did Jefferson live? He was the governor at the time. BUT, traveling a relatively short distance to C-Ville from my home, is worth exploring the historic campus behind what we affectionately call The Corner!

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