Monday, October 10, 2005

Thomas Jefferson's UVA

Today we went in to Jocelyn's and she took us to the University for a tour of the Rotunda. Actually, the Rotunda, designed by Thomas Jefferson, was designed as a focal point for what was/is called the Academical Village. It was designed as a village with student and professor lodging and classrooms all in the same area. It is quite an interesting concept, and while most of the rooms and structures are not used for their original purpose, they are used and are kept close to their original condition. The Rotunda is quite impressive and the tour was very well done. That part of the university, however, is only a small part of the now much larger university. It is right in the heart of Charlottesville and the terrain is very hilly. It is an effort to walk from one area to another. We have been walking every day, though, so we easily managed, but it would be hard for some, I would think.

Yesterday we ran some errands. The kids had stuff to do to occupy their day, so we came back to the motorhome and just relaxed. It wasn't raining, but was misting a little from time to time.

Till next time. . .


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