On March 9th, we took a trip to Ohio to see the Franciscan University of Steubenville. Gman2 is interested in transferring there in the fall for his ministry studies.
We headed out Thursday evening, no work for DH and Nathan had off on Friday.
We hit some blinding snow in PA, but luckily it didn't affect the roads at all.
Still snowing a little in WVA, but not too bad.
And finally, four hours later we were in Ohio. The university is just inside of Ohio and we stayed in a hotel that night.
It was rather chilly and it flurried a bit so it was hard to take pictures, everything looked dark. But this turned out!
And, they gave us warm sugar cookies while we waited for the tour, yum!
The students attending there were our tour guides and they did a great job. So friendly and genuinely interested in all of us, they were even trying to recruit Nathan for the future!
What the students affectionately call, "Snowboarding Jesus" OR "Surfing Jesus" when it's warm!
The Portiuncula ~ "This small chapel, like St. Francis' original, has become a place of adoration, conversion, and prayer. The simple beauty of the small stone structure reverberates with the power of the Lord's presence. The stillness, imbued with the peace of the Lord's tender concern, draws visitors in and focuses attention on the Eucharistic Lord."
Then it was time to leave, the guys had the Italian meal to prep for with the CYM at church.
We went a different way home due to traffic that was shown on the PA turnpike.
It took us past Morgantown, into MD and...
right past the lake! It's only about 1.5hrs away from the lake house, the perfect meeting place if Gman2 brings his car to school.
So it seems to be decided, this is where he wants to go! I wish it was as close as Mount St. Mary's, but I think this is a better fit for him.
Let the excitement begin!