Wednesday, August 14, 2019


We got back from our short trip to Pennsylvania yesterday, August 15.  Charlotte started college and we all went along to participate in the orientation for the families of the freshmen.  We helped her move into her dorm room and also spent some time at Lake Erie.  These pictures were taken on her move-in day and I will post them under that day.  Most students did not move in until Friday, but Charlotte had signed up for a few dance classes that started earlier. 

Gestern (15. August) sind wir von unserer kleinen Reise nach Pennsylvania zurückgekommen.  Charlotte hat mit dem College angefangen.  Wir sind alle mit ihr dorthin gefahren, um ihr beim Umzug zu helfen und auch um an der Einführungsveranstaltung für die Familien der Studienanfänger teilzunehmen.  Diese Fotos sind am Einzugstag gemacht worden.  Die meisten Studenten sind erst am Freitag eingezogen, doch Charlotte hatte schon ein Tanzprogramm von ihrer Fakultät an den Tagen davor.      

Beautiful flowers around the Mary statue
Wunderschöne Blumen um die Marienstatue herum

Ceramic picture in the main building
Keramikgemälde im Hauptgebäude

Library (in the old days, this used to be the dance studio!)
Bibliothek (früher war hier das Tanzstudio!)


Cupola in a classroom building
Kuppel in einem Unterrichtsgebäude

Lake Erie in the distance
Eriesee im Hintergrund


There is a red-tailed hawk living on campus.
Auf dem Campus lebt ein Rotschwanzbussard.


Charlotte's dorm: Father and daughter enjoying a ping pong game.
Charlottes Studentenwohnheim: Vater und Tochter spielen Tischtennis.

Everybody else also gave it a try, but I guess I did not get a picture of Miriam doing it.
Alle anderen haben es auch ausprobiert, aber ich habe irgendwie Miriam dabei nicht fotografiert.

Big dog!
Großer Hund!

No idea, what Jonathan was doing here.
Ich weiß nicht mehr, was Jonathan hier gemacht hat. 

Beautiful Lake Erie
Wunderschöner Eriesee

Perry Monument
Perry Denkmal

Bald Eagle



We climbed the lighthouse.
Wir sind auf den Leuchtturm geklettert.


The guide let Charlotte turn on the light in the lighthouse.
Der Führer hat Charlotte erlaubt, das Licht im Leuchtturm einzuschalten.



Our lighthouse
Unser Leuchtturm

More seagulls
Mehr Möwen

Throwing stones


  1. Fabulous photos and she is so blessed to be at a Catholic college and in such a beautiful area 🙂 What will she be studying and apologies if you have already told me, my brain is aging faster than me I reckon!!! Love to you all San and co xx

    1. She is close to Presque Isle, which is really beautiful. She is going for a BFA in Dance (concentration in ballet). We were very impressed with their orientation day for families and students on Thursday. Their cafeteria is also very good. They have a certified gluten-free kitchen and a separate allergy station directly in their dining-hall. The cook there can cook you a separate meal if you need one. That is very rare at American colleges.

    2. So pleased that she has the chance to study dance and the colleges management of food allergies is very impressive 😀

    3. You would be in heaven in their cafeteria :).

    4. San would be in heaven with that dining hall! So impressive!! The school is incredibly lovely. Really!!! The dorm building looks very well cared for and the library is beautiful. Is the campus right on the water? Your beach visit looks like everyone had a fun time. How exciting to see the bald eagle! I've never seen one flying free that I can remember. Do you see that often? I see many ospreys and hawks, but not eagles.

      I'm so glad the school is so wonderful and that you had a good visit!

    5. I think this would be a perfect place for San. The people working there are all very nice and some even introduced themselves to us. I think that is incredible for a dining hall. The dorm buildings are on the older side, but they do keep them up and had lovely door decorations with Charlotte's and her roommate's name on them. They also have a small kitchen on each floor, each floor has laundry facilities, and a lounge. There are several RAs and there is always somebody at the front deks, 24 hours each day. One of the front desk shifts is taken over by one of the Sisters.

      No, the campus is on a hill, it takes about 20 minutes by car or bus to get to Presque Isle, and about 10 minutes to get to the water. We see bald eagles even here in our county over the Genesee. That is quite unique here.

  2. Das Blütenmeer ist ja ein Traum! Das College sieht sehr fein aus, sie wird sich dort hoffentlich wohlfühlen. Das sind wieder richtig schöne Bilder und Videos von Euch. :-)

    1. Herzlichen Dank! Wir hoffen auch, daß Charlotte dort vier schöne Jahre verbringen wird.


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