Expect the posts to be a bit shorter now as we had more relaxed days the rest of the trip.
Today was the day that I scheduled a college visit to the University of Washington of Seattle. We took the Light Rail all the way to the end and got off at the University of Washington stop. We actually got there really early and by the time we walked to the Husky Union Building, we still had an hour to kill so we walked around and saw some of the services within the building.
We did have a minor scare with losing Kevin, as he went to the bathroom, but somehow walked right past the closest one and ended up on the other side of the building. No worries though, we found him!
The campus visit started with a tour of the campus and we hit some of the spots that a student would normally go to in their day. One of the highlights was one of the libraries looked a lot like the Hogwarts dining hall. The architecture within that library was amazing and I wish I had gotten more pictures of the details, but since the room was a 100% silence room to allow people to work, we were not in there for very long. We also saw the world’s 2nd largest book (apparently it was the 1st largest but then some other students in another country got bored and decided to make a bigger one and that’s why the one at UW is the 2nd largest). I also learned that one of the most popular classes was a dinosaurs class. It doesn’t make any sense to me as to why, but then again, many decisions that college students make don’t make much sense.
Following the tour, we went back to the Husky Union Building and got a presentation by an admissions officer about the stats of getting into the school. I honestly can not really see myself going to UW, for the sole reason that it is too cold there, and it rains way too often for my liking. I am a true Texas gal and I like my hot weather.
We grabbed lunch at the student dining services and this was the first food that I’ve seen, to be slightly cheaper.
We then headed back to the Light Rail, and went to Westlake where we went to catch a Harbor Tours Cruise. I haven’t been on a boat since 8th grade, and as I found out, I get seasick. This put a slight damper on the cruise as the sights were beautiful, but I was a little busy trying not to faint or throw up. The tour guide was a funny man and gave us a lot of history of the Seattle ports.
Following the cruise, we went back to the Light Rail, and headed back to the hotel. At this point, I was becoming a real pro at the whole Light Rail system.