Saturday, August 2, 2008

Fear the Turtle!

Hello! Although it is only 4, the AGU students have had a busy day!

First, we ate lunch at the Stamp Student Union. Many of the students told me that our small sized drinks are bigger than their large ones! To them, it seems like everything is bigger in America.

Afterwards, each of the mentors took a group of students on a tour of the University of Maryland. My group went to Byrd Stadium, where the football team plays and Ludwig field, where the soccer team plays. We even got to see some of the Maryland soccer team practice!

Then we walked towards McKeldin, our library. Outside of McKeldin, the students got to meet Testudo, our mascot. We all rubbed his nose for good luck and went inside the library to cool off. After the library, we walked back towards the hotel and stopped for pictures at the Adminstration building and the beautiful chapel.

Now all the students are resting because tonight is our first night riding the metro into D.C!

I can't wait to get to know each of you better!



Ai said...

Hello, Nikki, mentors, and Nina!

I'm Ai, a member of AGU 2007.
AGU in Maryland also started this year^^ I really enjoy wathcing the state of this tour~~!!

Nina Liakos said...

It sounds like it was a great tour! I love the photos!