Monday, August 04, 2008

First Impressions of Urbana/Champaign

Green everywhere!
Beautiful parks

No Blue Bell ice cream :(
No parking around campus (where a lot of the good restaurants are)

Darby and I went up to UI today. Whoa! It is huge. I thought, "I'll just go up with Darby to the Science Building; then I'll wander over to the library." way was I going to be able to find the library. As far as the eye could see were science buildings. And of course I hadn't printed out a map beforehand. I could have wandered around for a while, but it was too hot. Luckily, I spotted a Starbucks :) We did get to go in the Engineering library, which was about as big as the ACU Library, which serves the whole campus, not just one department. We're not in Kansas anymore!

It's a very beautiful campus, though. I wanted to take some pictures, but seriously the humidity made me not have the energy to lift my camera (well, that and maybe the fact that I was inexplicably alert from 4:30-6 a.m. today.) Plus, I didn't want to be the country bumpkin taking pictures of the big college!

We're going to Chicago with Darby's parents tomorrow. Woo-hoo!


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for blogging! I look forward to it especially between phone calls or e-mails! Didn't know about the humidity...that might factor into when I visit!! MOM

Stratoz said...

my wife and I hit Urbana once ourselves. She got a masters in library and information sciences. The undergrad library is underground!

It has been a while but we enjoyed the Courier Cafe and another place called The Bermuda Onion.

and yes, it is a humid place.