By this I actually mean the campus, not the school generally (nor anything one would glean from the absurdity of recent Ephblog posts). The previous, ahem, “discussion” about buildings and the various architectural styles, as well as running through the Facilities Property Book made me think about my first trip down Route 2 and into town.
I was coming from the Boston area and out along Route 2 in mid-late August. Some bits of leaves were already beginning to change color, and I have to admit it was one of those picture perfect New England afternoons. I loved the varied styles of the buildings, the (to my naive eyes) adorable quaintness of having essentially one street of business in town, the iconic Congo Church. And as quick as anything, we were already through town and passing curving southward down toward the Clark.
I remember being charmed, intrigued, a bit surprised there weren’t more obvious “foresty” areas given that I had read about Hopkins Forest in the catalog (my recall of the campus map was less than perfect – hey, I was 16).
I forget where we stayed, but the woman recommended Hobson’s Choice for dinner; Mom & I had a great dinner. It remains one of my favorite Billsville restaurants. The next morning we wandered around campus, shopped on Spring St. (had to get something from Goff’s of course), and had breakfast at the Cobble Cafe (sadly, no more).
What do any of you remember about your first trip to Williams?
Can I make this post take up any more space to move other things down the page?
** Portions of this may have appeared in an earlier comment to another post, I can’t remember.