Category Archives: Faraway Trips and Local Outings

Boston and Quincy in Massachusetts

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In Massachusetts we spent time in Boston and Quincy. In Boston, we attended the admission information session at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and took a guided tour of the campus. In Quincy, we visited John Adams’ house and took … Continue reading

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Tipton, Michigan

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We rented a farmhouse in Tipton, Michigan, for three nights in order to attend the admission information session at University of Michigan and to tour their School of Engineering. The Tipton farmhouse turned out to be a unique experience both … Continue reading

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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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We went to Pittsburgh this summer to attend the admission information session at Carnegie Mellon University. After sitting through the session and walking around the campus, Jacob decided that he is likely to not be interested in the academic tradition … Continue reading

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Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey

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We didn’t know much about Princeton University and thought we would pass it by on our college visit trip to the Northeast this summer. However, as we were driving through New Jersey on the way to Annapolis from Providence, our … Continue reading

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Mexican War Neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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The colorful quirky buildings full of whims Alphabet Reading Garden – a charming urban oasis

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Jacob’s STEM program certificate from the Naval Academy

We are proud of Jacob for having been selected and having flown to Baltimore and back by himself. During the week of this camp, we were worried and called a few times to check on him, but he seemed to … Continue reading

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Kraftwerk concert in Nashville, Tennessee – Jacob’s first-ever concert

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David and Jacob went to Nashville together for an Edward Jones’ summer regional meeting. They took this opportunity to check out Vanderbilt University (right across the street from their hotel) and went to a Kraftwerk concert. Kraftwerk, formed in Düsseldorf … Continue reading

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Washington, D.C.

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On this trip to Washington, D.C. we did not spend a lot of time exploring the museums and monuments as there were too many tourists there trying to do the same thing. We need to go back there at a … Continue reading

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Naval Academy Maritime Museum

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The Naval Academy Maritime Museum welcomes 100,000 visitors every year from all over the world. Illustrations of US naval traditions and some historical landmarks Displays of important American naval artifacts British as well as American ship models We find ships, … Continue reading

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United States Naval Academy

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The Continental Navy established on October 13, 1775, was disbanded after the American Revolutionary War. Under the second President John Adams, in response to the threat to American merchant shipping by Barbary pirates in the Mediterranean, the Naval Act 1794 … Continue reading

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