This is a photo from a college tour we took with our eldest son at Virginia Tech on March 30, 2007. Just a short time later on April 16, 2007 a gunman took the lives of 32 students and faculty in a bloody rampage.
But on March 30, it was a quiet idyllic place that held fond memories for our family (my husband and I met there!) and great hope for our future (our son did end up choosing Tech, and is now in his second year there). (Notice also that my younger son still had a hero in Michael Vick- now he mostly gets jerseys with no name on them.) Here is the site the school set up to memorialize the victims. Here is a link to the previous post I did on this event.