he’s a hs senior looking at lots of colleges. I always wanted to go far, far from home for college, he just wants to go somewhere warm and pretty with hot girls, so his list is UA, Tx, Georgia, Bama, Ole Mrs. He mentioned A&M and Auburn and I made it very clear that not $.01 of my money will ever go to either of those schools, much less my oldest son!
LR Thursday was about 98 degrees. Arrived in Nam in time to meet friends at Vetro 1925 or whatever it’s called, had a NICE dinner. checked into Johnson Mill, cool place. Met more friends for breakfast Saturday 7am at the Village Inn, made it to campus for tour starting 8:30.
And I just fall in love with Fayetteville all over again. Every time I go to that town, I wonder why in the world I don’t live there. The hills, the trees, the air, just everything. Saturday was 65 degrees, overcast, I was ready to go trick or treating, it felt like a wonderful fall day. Found my parents’ names on the walk of fame. The campus has REALLy grown up since my childhood, normally I don’t like my old places growing up, but for Nam it’s been a great growth. It’s even more appealing now, yet still funky and laid back. Bentonville is a little too nice for me, a little too sterile (not that I wouldn’t love to live there!), and Nam is just perfect.
The tour was great. UA really does a great job showing off their colleges, a great job preparing students to be on scholarship and do research and travel abroad. You get the strong sense that they really want your kids to succeed so they can brag about them.
Another family from St Louis had been to a lot of colleges, and a family from Broken arrow (the son plays for BA, currently ranked #1 in OK)…both raved about the presentation, said it was by far the best they had seen. A 3rd family had just come back from Cornell and Colorado State, also said UA had the best presentation.
I just mention all this to say that we have a University and a part of our state that is really worth bragging about. It’s easy to focus on the football team’s struggles, but that UA has SO MUCH going for it, academically, baseball, basketball, women’s sports, research, etc. Very proud of our favorite school.
I suddenly want my son to go there so I can buy a house there…may need to “check on him” weekly lol
And remember no matter what happens Saturday, the Aggies still have to go back to College Station!