Saturday, December 30, 2006

Providence, Rhode Island

Emily and Christina took a day trip to Providence, RI this past week. Half-way down there snow started coming down like a blizzard, and I was convinced we were going to have to turn around and go home, but 20 minutes later it cleared and the sun came out. For those of you who don't know, New England is getting a very El Nino winter with much less snow than usual...NOT complaining, mind you. Well let's see what photos we took that day...

First, that beautiful grand white building is the capitol building of Providence, which is the capitol city of Rhode Island. Although Em and Chris grew up less than two hours away from here, they had never spent time there... THAT is about to change....

Our first stop was Providence College, future home to one of our favorite people. Here is Em standing in front of a modern chapel on campus (it is a Catholic school).

Cedric, this is especially for you...this is Christina dressed as school mascot. Get it?!?!

As for those of you who didn't know (probably everyone reading this) Providence College had the national championship women's division 2 rugby team. And right below the sign where we learned this, we saw that if anyone gets in trouble on campus, they list the crime AND punishment on the "judicial postings" cork board in the student union. Sentences seemed to range from Parental Notification, to Write an Essay about..., to 20 hours of Community Service. Sounds to me like forgiveness and mercy are two values the Friars of Providence hold high.

And finally, here is Em writing an email to Ced telling him we are standing in the student center - proof!

All in all, it is a very pretty school and we really liked the city too. It has different neighborhoods, real people seemed to live in all areas, there are lots of interesting small shops and restaurants, it is really hilly, sort of like Haifa, and it is right on the water (aka. Atlantic Ocean). Looks like a great place!


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