Cornell university tour

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We finally concluded our 7 of the 8 ivy league schools…what an adventure and loaded up with so much information…

Cornell is such a beautiful campus but it’s so huge and lots of hills up and down.

I think cornell is now on our top 3 reach school

Great school

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Ithaca college tour

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A college town for sure with a beautiful small campus. Today we got to tour Ithaca college which shares the town with cornell university.

We absolutely loved the feel of Ithaca college. The grounds was beautiful and not has huge as some of the other colleges.

We also got to learn Ithaca college as about 6200 undergraduate and 600 graduate.

Also we got to find out that they are one of the colleges that does not have to have a test score like SAT OR ACT and their reason is because they feel like one day of a test taking should not define you and if you get into college or not.

So Ithaca college is not now on a large list.

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Syracuse University tour

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Today we drove to Syracuse university to take their undergraduate tour. Beautiful city with a very beautiful campus.

Its about 3 hours away from new York city and about 2 hours from the capital of the state of New York Albany.

They one of the top universities to embrace US vets.

One of the things we found was that they lost 35 of their students who went abroad on a terriost plane crash in 1988. It’s really sad but they create a memorial area for them with all the students names on there and each year the school dedicate 1 week to remember them.

Great school and a possible school for our girls.

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Dartmouth college and mount Holyoke in less than 12hours

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Wow…what an exciting day.

In less than 12 hours we drove from Portland maine…into concord New Hampshire…into Vermont to tour Dartmouth college and then we drove to mount Holyoke…

Am exhausted just trying to share it. Its 10:21pm and we just parked our RV in a Walmart supercenter in Albany New York working our way into Syracuse tomorrow to tour Syracuse university.

While driving here we got to watch the Truman show movie. Very interesting.

With that said here are a few moments of our 3 states travels

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Saco – Cape Elizabeth – Portland and Kennebunkport (Maine)

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We got to stay at the KOA campground in Saco. Absolutely love the campgrounds.

And it’s only 8min drive to orchard beach…

We drove to Cape Elizabeth to see the portland head lighthouse.

We also go to see live salvation army concert in orchard beach.

And we tried a lobster roll…it was expensive for what we got… it was $18 for this tiny roll.

But we also got to enjoy fresh steamed lobster at sea salt restaurant.

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MIT CAMPUS TOUR

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We made it to one of the worlds best technological school.

MIT was surely in the middle of the city with so much traffic.

So we drove our 33ft RV to this place so you can imagine the stress.

We found a permanently closed shop and was able to park our RV and detach it from the truck so we can take the truck to a repair shop for them to add on a suspension to help with towing out RV. It all worked out well.

But I must say it was super hot and humid.

So we dropped the girls off to take the MIT campus tour while we get the truck fixed.

Our girls was not too much into MIT. But they enjoyed the tour information given.

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Wompatuck state park and Nantusket beach

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So on this trip we decided to stay at a state park.

With our large family state parks are great for price and trails but they don’t seem to have sewage waste or full hookup which is not really great for us.

So we booked this state park and it had electricity hookup and water so that was awesome.

It was $23 a night and $6 a night for electricity.

But the park had so many trails and vast forest feel.

Also we spent the day in Nantucket beach…lovely beach filled with people.. but the water was super cold.

Over all great first experience for a state park

Also got to take a run with mj and Dior on he trails. And we got to pick some berries while on the way.

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Boston university

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We got to walk through Boston university today.. it’s a pretty big school…but very spread out..

Lots of road works around the area so got me a little stressed and I think I missed my turn a couple of times but made it to the campus.

Here are some pictures of our walk

As we talking our picture this nice police office just stopped and blocked the road so we will be able to stand on the road to get s better picture. And he got out to actually take the picture for us. And our son seem to just love police officers so he asked if he could take a picture with him and he said yes. It was really nice of him to help take our pictures.

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Harvard university Tour

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Ok so we took the tour for Harvard tour today. It was super hot and humid.

So when you arrive around their information center which is on 30 dunster street you will need to find parking and most parking around there is 1 hour only parking and its $2

Now there are other Harvard tours which you walk around the town and they share the history and student life in Harvard. But that your is $12 per person.

Then they have the information tour which is an hour tour around their campus and they talk about the school and some basic stuff for any intrested students.

First impression…it’s like princeton and did not really bond with the environment. Yes we understand it’s one of the top schools in the world but we are not just looking for top school but we are looking for schools that has strong diversity…and we also want a school that our kids will fall in love with the environment and also the education and the different types of education out there.

But we have not ruled out Harvard…it will will be in their reach schools. I think they are close to deciding the schools that will be in their reach school and then the match schools and then the safety schools. Almost time to start the application process…

But we truly enjoyed the Harvard tour. Here are a few snap shots.

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