Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Let The College Visits Begin

It is that time in our parenting life, when we begin looking at colleges with our soon-to-be senior. 
And I couldn't be more excited! This is one of those parenting moments I have been waiting for.

In fact, after our visit to Duke University, my husband and I are in the market for 
a time machine.
We'd like the opportunity to go to a university like Duke (and be young and carefree again).
Wow to the holy wow for that campus though!

Although, price tag + SAT scores will makes this choice highly unlikely as a front runner for Kyli.
Always the sensible one, she said she will "save this one for med school".
Did I raise this one right or what?
My child, saving this one for med school. Be still my heart!

Med school or not, Duke campus is amazing!
Duke Chapel is even more stunning in the flesh.

I think everyone agreed. And no one was bored or preoccupied with anything else. Just kidding. Someone is always bored or preoccupied.

After Duke, we stopped by the North Carolina Museum of History.
I'm going to say with all honesty that I was less than impressed. I cannot stop raving about the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. It is my most favorite place in the whole state. Sadly, the history museum just didn't measure up in my opinion.

There is plenty of history in North Carolina. Native American, pirates, Civil War, and racial injustice to name a few. It's like a Hollywood jackpot of topics to elaborate on. The entire first level of the museum focuses on just that. 

And there is some interactive stuff that kept the wild ones engaged.
There is never a dull moment with these four. 

On the way back to the parking area, we passed through the State Capitol grounds and took pictures.
It's a nice little area that cover about one city block. 
It's very minimalistic with lots of historic monuments.

I think we have Raleigh covered for tourist attractions.
I'm ready to start exploring some more areas of the state.
Stay tuned!

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  2. Wow! Duke's campus is breath taking! I would love the museum. I remember my college visits... I was so excited for the future!

  3. When I lived in NC, the attorneys I worked for both went to Duke and they always spoke so highly of it. The campus is amazing!

  4. We went in the capital building last year. It actually showed up on my Timehop yesterday. It was small. Old and kinda pretty, but small. Nothing like the gargantuan Texas capital. I never did college visits. Ever. I just applied to the one close to my hometown and then went. For like half a semester. I didn't do college right apparently. I was married the entire time I was in school.

  5. I lived in NC for 5 years and never made it to Duke. What a beautiful campus! This is such an exciting time in the parenting journey - good luck!

  6. What a great trip! I haven't been to the Duke campus but have heard amazing things.

  7. Aww this is making me miss my college visits days! This campus is amazingly beautiful! Wow!