Drop-off Day at Berea College

2 09 2008

It’s been over a week now since I dropped off my oldest son, Ben, at Berea College in Kentucky for his first year of school, and I finally have a few photos to share from the trip.

Here’s one of my father-in-law, Gary (who kindly offered his services to drive Ben to Kentucky and haul his stuff in his pick-up truck), with Ben and me in front of Ben’s dormitory. Ben is staying in Blue Ridge Hall, one of two freshman dorms on campus. Blue Ridge boasts two perks: it has air conditioning and it’s located right next to the campus hospital! Berea has a terrific work study program, and we were met at the dorm by an eager throng of students who unloaded Ben’s worldly possessions and carried them to his third floor room in a jiffy. It was a nice welcome!

 

This one is Ben showing off his new college transporation. Freshmen are not permitted to have cars due to lack of sufficient parking space, so Ben will be walking or biking to classes and such. Blue Ridge is the furthest dorm from the center of campus, so I’m sure the mountain bike will come in handy.

 

 

 

 

Here’s one of Ben and me on a park bench just outside of his dorm, where we spent some time in prayer for God to bless his studies and help him to get established in his new life as a college student. Ben is attending Trinity Church PCA in Richmond, Kentucky while he’s at Berea.

 

 

 

  

This is the world famous Smokey Valley Truck Stop, which was featured on the Food Network program, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. It’s right off of Interstate 64 in Olive Hill, Kentucky so we stopped there for dinner on our way home to Pennsylvania. Great food, but the service was a bit slow. Still, it was cool to eat in a place that received such rave reviews from Guy Fieri.

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