Thursday, May 28, 2009

Skywatch Friday: Steubie U

My eldest daughter just finished her sophomore year of college. Two years ago this summer we were looking at schools together. It seems like yesterday. One of her selections was Franciscan University located in Steubenville, Ohio, a mere 9 hours away from our home in Connecticut and located in a part of the country I had never visited. These were a couple of shots from the area.

Built in 1990, this is the New Steubenville Bridge. It is a cable-stayed bridge connecting Steubenville, Ohio and Weirton, West Virginia. The sky was angry when we came into town. And then the storm came in as we were trying to find a place to eat that night!

This is the chapel at Franciscan University, or "Steubie U". We were lucky that our tour was the next morning as it was a beautiful blue sky. The perfect way to see a prospective college! We stayed on campus until about 3 when it was time to head back to Connecticut. We had a wonderful trip and some great memories. Caitlin didn't end up going to Franciscan but it is a visit that we have not forgotten. By the way...a caffeinated daughter for a 9 hour road trip is an interesting experience...
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5 comments:

Guy D said...

Great shots, and I really like that chapel in the last one. Thanks for sharing.

Have a great weekend.
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Photo Cache said...

The bridge looks very pretty.

Katie said...

Oh my gosh! I forgot about those!

Yeah, caffeine + car rides = mouth disconnects from brain.........sorry, Mom!

Calm Energy said...

In the first picture, I'm expecting lightening to strike that metal tower... and... I KNOW what it's like to have caffeinated passengers! All of my children are in their 20's now... but it seems like yesterday we were doing the college tours! ~Maria

Paul said...

what an interesting color that sky is! Gray is so hard to capture just right. Nicely done Laurie