Wow, what a beautiful campus! We just got back from Missoula, where we took a whirlwind tour of the University of Montana before checking Ricky in to his orientation. It’s really pretty, nestled at the base of Mount Sentinel.
(Yes, that photo is a little crooked. No, it’s not you…)
I liked this shot through the pine trees. (I wish I had a scratch-n-sniff blog for you. Those pine trees lined several walkways, creating a stroll that was like aromatherapy.)
Sorry I don’t know which dorm that is, but they all looked really pretty from the outside — I just randomly shot a photo!
Funny, these dorm rooms look EXACTLY like mine did in the 80s! I guess dorm room configuration hasn’t changed much over the decades. …
A closer view of the Missoula “M” and the switchback that leads up to it. (You can even see some people walking up the switchback.) We heard that a lot of people watch the football games from there. (The stadium is to the left in this picture.)
I always thought it would be cool to go to college at a place that had a football stadium right on the campus — at UCLA, we had to trek out to Pasadena to the Rose Bowl, which was always a little complicated since hardly anyone had a car. I think this will be cool for Ricky to be able to just walk over to the football games from the dorms! The view of the snow-capped mountains in the background is so pretty.
They have a really beautiful athletic museum inside the athletic center (also where the basketball arena is).
The student union is enclosed in an atrium (which is probably really nice in the wintertime!). They have a few small restaurants here, the book store, travel services, student services, cafe tables for studying, etc.
And that concludes our tour of the University of Montana! It’s really a gorgeous campus. Ricky was excited. Now we just have to hope that a Southern California boy can handle those snowy winters!
He is going to have just a wonderful time. I’m sending off child #2 next month to college. At least she is going to the same college that her brother attends. It is so hard to let them go, but knowing what an experience they are gaining makes it just a little bit easier to breathe.
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The campus looks really nice – I am sure he will adapt just fine. Actually, I know several guys up here that came from California and ended up staying because they like the cool winters and all the outdoor fun they can have. Who knows, maybe Ricky will like the fishing, skiing and hunting, etc. that Montana has to offer. Me, I will take the beach any day!