Saturday, January 21, 2012
Worth the trip
The campus was real nice and comfortable and I think a great fit for Nate. Ashley was real helpful and informative as we did keep her there extra on a Friday because of the tire and wheel issue. But she informed us of all the info about the school and then gave us a tour of the campus before meeting with coach Dean. I have to say that Dean runs a top notch program and I love the fact that they are students before cyclist. But after talking to Dean I think Nate would be a good fit for the program there. Now it is time for Nate to pull the pull and sign as he is accepted and all. We just have to get the $ in line and see where we stand, but the drive through all the snow and tire issue getting to talk to Ashley and coach Dean made the stressful trip worth it.
After the visit it was get some gas and some food and hit the road for the ride home. That now was a real bad deal all the way home. Well not all the way but from about 10 minutes from Marian till we hit the Wisconsin line as Indiana was just open blowing snow and at times when you couldn't see but 10 feet in front of the car. But we made through Indiana and then it was even crappier as Illinois was worse as they do not know what a plow or salt are used for as the roads were so bad it was unbelievable. To top it off they for sure do not only know how to drive like crap on dry roads they drive worse in the snow. There was drivers into the walls, turned in the wrong direction, and stuck everywhere. Just a joke in Chicago as it was worse there as there was not a plow anywhere to be seen. But I got to the left and drove my speed in the snow and just cruised by everyone and once we got to the Wisconsin line it was all good and we pulled in the garage at 11:30. What a long and stressful day to say the least. Now Nate is taking the Police Aid exam just to keep all his options open and then working at Rays later. What a busy kid to say the least. Later.