Brown Is Beautiful

The beautiful hills of Southern California

The beautiful hills of Southern California

I’m from Southern California, so I’m allowed to mock it a little, right?

I’ve spent the last three days traveling from Palm Springs to Idyllwild to Los Angeles and now I’m in San Francisco. It’s been a fun trip and I’ve enjoyed seeing a lot of friends along the way. Of course, the real reason I’m here is for college fairs.

The first fair was in Idyllwild. For those of you back in my part of the states, the Idyllwild Arts Academy is the Interlochen of the west. It is an excellent boarding school for the arts with a lot of very talented students. The best part about the Idyllwild fair is the drive. Even though Idyllwild is only an hour from Palm Springs, it get snow in the winter because of it’s high altitude. Let’s just say the road is a little windy.

The road to Idyllwild

The road to Idyllwild

Yesterday we had a fair at UCLA in Los Angeles. This is always an excellent fair. The best part about college fairs for me is the chance to meet new people. I really enjoy answering questions and offering advice to students that are just beginning to look at schools. And in answer to the most common question, yes, it snows in Champaign.

The last fair for this trip will be this afternoon in San Francisco. I leave in a few minutes to pick up counselors from other schools as we all try and get to Cheesecake Factory before the fair starts. This is truly the highlight of our trip.

I won’t be travelling again until next weekend, when I’ll be in Chicago and Interlochen. Let me know if I’ll be able to meet you at either of these fairs.

The Idyllwild fair

The Idyllwild fair


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