Friday, July 1, 2016

An Unexpected Trip to N.C.-- Part 7: Ohio University

June 19, 2016, Sunday.

I forgot to mention that we got off US-33 in Ohio and drove through Athens to see the University of Ohio.  Somehow, we missed signs for the school and had to do some backtracking.  Athens is a pretty old town, but quite hilly.  Its brick streets are a real throwback, but they really need to level them.  That is one bumpy ride.

And, then, there was a lot of road construction and blocked streets.  At one point, we got close enough  to the university to see it.  However, getting to it was another situation.  We had to do some sidestepping before getting to it.

It lies along the Hocking River and was chartered in 1804, opening for students in 1809, making it considerably older than NIU (1895).  Some 23,000 students attend and the Bobcats are in the Mid-American Conference with Northern and have lately been giving us a hard time in sports.

Beautiful and wooded campus.


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