Three campus-visiting milestones achieved during this trip:
- Lifetime, I have been to all the schools that have won the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tourney for as long as I’ve been post-birth (September 1979). Among the Final Four contestants during that time, I think I’m only missing 6 schools. (See this site for the list.)
- In the last two years, I have been on campuses in 45 states. (And I’ve been to campuses in 47 states lifetime.)
- In the last month, I’ve seen all 8 Ivy League schools.
I would take the time to explain why this really matters (besides just being pretty neato), but I need my sleep after a long day of driving. Look for that tomorrow.
Written from the Motel 6 in Harrisburg, PA
Road Trip #11 update (Day 31)
yesterday’s T-shirt: the Cardinal tribe of Stanford University (and Cardinal is always singular in this case)
campus visits: Syracuse University (#33), Cornell University (#34)
notable: In my Road Trip 11 full itinerary, I accidentally left out my excellent visit to the Center for Christian Study and Splintered Light Bookstore in Charlottesville. I was able to connect with Bill Wilder and Byron Harris there, which was phenomenal. I hope to post about the Center (which houses the bookstore) sometime, because it’s an excellent example of a less-traditional (and extremely useful) ministry to college students.
(click here to see all the explorations – including those! – from Road Trip #11)