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Touring Colleges with Rory

Rory in the rain at UMass Lowell

Rory in the rain at UMass Lowell

High schools are off this week so we had the chance to go touring colleges with grandson Rory. It was pouring all during the UMass-Lowell campus tour, but we were undaunted, and got to see the O’Leary Library, the bookstore, a dining hall, a classroom and lots of students very busily going about their business. We were also fortunate enough to speak to one of the faculty members who gave us lots of  good advice.

While we were in Lowell we stopped at Middlesex Community College and picked up various printed materials, but they weren’t giving tours this week.

Rory and The Major at UMass Amherst

Rory and The Major at UMass Amherst

Sometimes we go touring colleges for sentimental reasons. We stopped on the UMass Amherst campus where Henry and I got our degrees. They don’t have the programs Rory is most interested in, but we got to visit  with friends who are on staff and get all the local news. The campus has changed a lot – new buildings! – since we were students – even though we were rather elderly students. Comparatively speaking.

Dandelions at UMass

Dandelions at UMass

For me, I was glad to see that dandelions are blooming in the UMass Amherst valley. No dandelions in Heath yet.

Pink hyacinths on Bridge of Flowers

Pink hyacinths on Bridge of Flowers

And even happier to see that the hyacinths are beginning to bloom on the Bridge of Flowers. Just because we were touring colleges doesn’t mean we couldn’t look at flowers. It was breezy, but spring was in the air.

3 comments to Touring Colleges with Rory

  • I’m so moved to see that your little grandson is actually visiting colleges now. God bless him.

  • Kate Lawn

    Henry and Rory look so small at UMass! That is why I could never go there, it is just too big for me.

  • Pat

    Lisa – none of the five grandsons are little anymore.
    Kate – Umass is huge, and the Fine Arts Center in the photo is kind of Soviet, but I liked the view down the side of the building.

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