Side trip

Part way between our hotel and the Fairgrounds was the CIA, each time we drove by Denny and I would stop and stare out the window at the hulking beauty of the campus. On Sunday we asked Ms. Rachel if she could swing us by the campus for a bit of a look arround…

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This is a beautiful campus…

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made even more beautiful by the serious leaf action that we seem to have been short changed on in Ontario.

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Denny and I met a girl named Mackenzie at our hotel who had just moved from Colorado to attend the CIA and she gave us the skinny on the school. Your tuition is 45,000$ a year!!! Holycrapola Kids! Then you still have your Room and Board which is another 1200$ a month plus all your supplies but you DO get your chef whites embroidered with your name (green for Culinary, gold for Pastry).
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Norbert required some convincing to get back in the van…

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As we drove throught the campus trying to find the way out we were getting a bit concerned that it was a Hotel California type place we came to the conclusion that a goodly chunk of the tuition must go to grounds keeping.

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This final shot is another view from the campus, the great expanse of the Hudson, the fall leaves and a super long train…Makes one *almost* want to attend…or spend that 45K on building a great studio space and filling it with some great looms and wheels…

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