Our first stop on this trip was Clemson University, near Anderson, SC. Clemson has a beautiful campus that is pretty much a mirror image of the Auburn Campus. We took a walk through the shops on the main drag through town and came away with a new toy for Ebby. Who knows she may be starting a collection of university mascots in miniature. This one plays the Clemson fight song when you squeeze it just like her Auburn tiger plays War Eagle. She doesn’t much care for either song, and will patiently wait for the song to end before tearing into the stuffed toy.
The drive from Clemson to Lynchburg is a pretty one and after arriving safely, yesterday afternoon, we took a quick tour of the city of Lynchburg, VA and the campus of Liberty University. The roads here are amazingly confusing. Everywhere you turn there is literally another set of railroad tracks or a river to navigate around. Getting from point A to point B with any ease will require a little practice and a whole lot of patience. We were so busy running around today that I only snapped a few photos. However, I did manage to do the important things, like, locate a Michaels, A.C. Moore, JoAnns, Wal-mart, and even a cross stitch shop, squee! About an hour from Lynchburg is the Yarn Barn, which will be a must do trip for me once we are settled.
The seminary is on the north side of the campus right next to the law school. The south side of the campus seems to be all undergraduate studies. There is an ice rink, a very nice basketball arena, a football stadium (Go Flames) and best of all, recreation wise, there is the new LU Snowflex, a year round outdoor ski area up on Liberty Mountain.
We really like the area and found an apartment complex that will work for us as well. Now we are headed to Kill Devil Hills, NC for some beach R&R. Tomorrow night a hotel room with a balcony overlooking the ocean awaits. Look out east coast, here we come…