Where were we? Harvard University, blah blah blah. That night Bossy and her son went into Boston to
feed their Thai food habit walk around.
breaking the bank a light supper, Bossy took some photos of the local color:
The following morning Bossy and her teenage son awoke at a more reasonable hour:
The next college on their agenda was Tufts University. Located in Medford Massachusetts, Tufts is highly regarded for its liberal arts, sciences, and engineering programs which uniquely emphasize an international dimension. This is Tufts:
Just kidding — of course Bossy has a photograph that better captures the Tufts’ campus:
the internet burrito joint Tufts, Bossy and her son scooted to Boston’s harbor:
The reason they went to Boston Harbor was because they wanted to
dump some tea eat again. They chose a character-filled restaurant featuring Softshell Crabs and settled into a table near the window. Bossy was
a pig in shit:
Until Bossy got the check. Then she was A Pig. In Shit.
The next morning Bossy and her son climbed in the car after their complimentary
boiled cheese breakfast:
Next stop Amherst College. Located in the middle of Massachusetts, Amherst is known for its inspired tight-knit faculty, spirited political awareness, and diverse student population. This is
Grandma’s House Amherst’s Admissions Office:
In addition Amherst is known for being the first college to replace their student loan policy with scholarships — which makes it the most generous need-blind financial aid available. Meaning Amherst may not be as well endowed as Harvard, but it’s not the size that matters — it’s
what you do with it:
Bossy didn’t have much time to explore Amherst but she did manage to snap this award-winning campus photo:
Next stop: Williams College which is located in Williamstown Massachusetts. It’s very much like its rival Amherst, minus the spirited political awareness and diverse student population. And minus the happy people. This is Williams:
One thing about Williams College you may not know: its cooperative grocery store features Breast Confections.
The next morning Bossy and her son checked out of the hotel early in order to drive four hours to their next college:
Bossy and her son checked-out early give or take the fact that Bossy left her cell phone in the hotel room and therefore had to turn around twenty minutes into their trip and then begin anew even though Bossy’s son argues they were at least 40 minutes into the trip but really what does he know, Mr. Advanced Placement Classes:
With Bossy’s cell phone safely tucked in her
old diaper bag chic purse, they drove across the border into that very famous New England state: New York. Bossy had been warned about strange weather conditions resulting from the surrounding Lake Effect but it turns out she had nothing to fear.
Lucky as ever, Bossy looked to her trusty copilot for navigational help:
And in no time at all the fog began to dissipate:
Final destination: Cornell University. Cornell is located in Ithaca New York and is known for its wide-ranging course of studies, student diversity, and dedicated professors. Cornell is enormous. It’s not just enormous, it’s enormous tucked inside gigantic wrapped in behemoth. This is Cornell:
Bossy couldn’t even find a fooking Parking Space Lucky for Bossy the day her son toured Cornell was also the day the Freshman Class moved into their dorms. Bossy spied one very herdy nerdy type:
Although the four seasons of Ithaca are often described as Rain, Slush, Snow, and Drizzle, the town was friendly and the campus beautiful:
gale-force winds a quiet night on the town, Bossy and her son watched a million episodes of Entourage retired early. Bossy and her son murdered the alarm clock slept relatively late since all that remained was their drive back to Boringville home:
As they rode into
the sunset a twelve-mile backup, Bossy and her son waved goodbye to New England and those states like New York and New Jersey which are not remotely considered New England Are You Happy Now?
PS to Bossy’s curious
readers reader: Bossy’s son already visited a handful of colleges last spring.
You can read Bossy’s totally in-depth comparison of schools here or you can read all about Bossy’s East Coast College Tour here or read the Special Wardrobe Malfunction Edition here or you can peruse the following photos Bossy’s son took back in April while on his solo trips to visit Brown University and Northwestern: