Sunday, April 12, 2009

Touring Berkeley

Had a great day Friday touring the CAL Berkeley campus with my niece and nephews. They're getting to be college age now and their parents wanted to get them a taste of college life. It was a beautiful day in Berkeley and I think the kids were impressed. The tour of libraries and a big lecture hall seemed to have the biggest impact on them. Like me back in the day, they were a little intimidated by Telegraph, but I assured them that they would get used to it in a couple of days. For those who doubt the impact of big time college sports on applicants, the kids were blown away when I took them into Haas Pavilion. My nephew would have committed right there on the spot if he could have.

Here's a funny picture I took of the kids in phone booths. Remember those? My stepdad pointed out that the kids probably had never seen one before, and he was right. Existential question: Where would Superman change these days?

Anyways, all-around great day in Berkeley. The campus represents itself very well.