Sunday, 18 March 2018

Scenes from a... road trip!

On March 9th, we took a trip to Ohio to see the Franciscan University of Steubenville. Gman2 is interested in transferring there in the fall for his ministry studies.
We headed out Thursday evening, no work for DH and Nathan had off on Friday.

We hit some blinding snow in PA, but luckily it didn't affect the roads at all.

Still snowing a little in WVA, but not too bad.

And finally, four hours later we were in Ohio. The university is just inside of Ohio and we stayed in a hotel that night.

It was rather chilly and it flurried a bit so it was hard to take pictures, everything looked dark. But this turned out!

And, they gave us warm sugar cookies while we waited for the tour, yum!
The students attending there were our tour guides and they did a great job. So friendly and genuinely interested in all of us, they were even trying to recruit Nathan for the future!

What the students affectionately call, "Snowboarding Jesus" OR "Surfing Jesus" when it's warm!

The Portiuncula ~ "This small chapel, like St. Francis' original, has become a place of adoration, conversion, and prayer. The simple beauty of the small stone structure reverberates with the power of the Lord's presence. The stillness, imbued with the peace of the Lord's tender concern, draws visitors in and focuses attention on the Eucharistic Lord."

Then it was time to leave, the guys had the Italian meal to prep for with the CYM at church.
We went a different way home due to traffic that was shown on the PA turnpike.

It took us past Morgantown, into MD and... 

right past the lake! It's only about 1.5hrs away from the lake house, the perfect meeting place if Gman2 brings his car to school.

So it seems to be decided, this is where he wants to go! I wish it was as close as Mount St. Mary's, but I think this is a better fit for him.
Let the excitement begin!


Bethan said...

Looks like a fun - and successful - road trip! Glad he has found somewhere that is a good fit for him x

deb said...

That's a long trip! Glad all of your are happy with it and that he feels he's made the right decision.

RJ said...

Sounds like a very warm and welcoming visit. I think your son has made a good choice for him. Best wishes to him. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Julie said...

You certainly encountered some snowy weather on your trip.
Wishing GMan2 well in his future studies.

Katie said...

Sounds like a nice road trip. I'm glad Gman2 has found what might be the right fit for him. Nice to know it is close to the lake house. Hope everything works out for him and your family.

Penny said...

Glad you had a safe trip to and from. It sounds like a very friendly and welcoming campus. And I love the picture of the chapel - very picturesque. Wishing your son well in his future endeavors!

Brigitte said...

Not the best road conditions for such a long trip. But glad to see that you made it safely. And that the trip was a success.

Faith... said...

Congratulations to him! I hope that he finds it rewarding and encouraging for his future goals. Looks like a beautiful campus and how nice that you guys will have a place to meet while he is at school.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great excuse for a road trip.
By the time Nathan chooses college, his brothers will have lots of experiences to share with him.