GMans college experience begins

Jess and I dropped GMan (aka Gabriel or Gabe to the rest of the world) off at college this past week. He new home away from home will be UTampa FL.

Back gate of UTampa with Tampa in the background

I was a busy week with picking up, setting up and we managed to get in a few returns also. Gabe’s roommate showed up later in week and as we’d say in Ireland “he’s dead sound”.

Tampa at nigh from the river walk.

Jess and I had a few moments to take in the city and check out the scenery. Tampa is an odd mix of new and old with some very interesting buildings. Yup, the architecture designer in me came out a few times.

On campus, and what a campus it is.
Sykes Chapel UTampa.
Tampa Municipal Office Building. This brings back memories of my college in Boston (The BAC).
Trestle Bright graffiti.
Random photos: Top: View for our hotel. Left to right: Giant clock in hotel ceiling. Airstream Tampa and lastly the coolest way finding arrow I have ever seen. Yup, it’s another architectural thing!

We also managed to make a trip to the Airstream capital of the world….about 20 minutes from Tampa. However, oddly enough every time we got GPS directions everything was 12 or 13 minutes away! Also, FL is way to flat for me….I missed landmark like hills or even a distant mountain.

I’ll take anything…thanks you.

It was tough leaving but Gabe was ready for this years ago, just needed to get through high school first. Have fun and we’ll be down when it starts snowing!

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