I haven't been back to campus in more than seven years and my how things have changed. New buildings are up, others are gone and still others are in transition. We drove by our old apartments, Bruno's too (the scene of our first date), my old dorm (Ryan's has been leveled) and took a walk through the Oak Grove. To be honest, things look a mess and I don't envy students trying to walk from one end of campus to the other this fall. We'll have to come back in a year or two when this latest phase of construction is further along.
No trip to Western Pennsylvania is complete without a meal at Eat' n Park so we stopped in for a burger and some salad bar.
Roadside oddities on day one included: the "Lick n' putt" near the Butler County line, a burger man (pictured top) outside Kittanning, and large-scale roadside statuary in the shape of rhinos (one) and horses (three).
note: travel log not posted in real time