Pepper had another Girl Scout event today. This time, her troop traveled to Nichols College in Dudley, Massachusetts where students had arranged a “Girls on Fire” event with a “Hunger Games” theme.
No, the Girls Scouts didn’t hunt each other down…but there was archery, fire building, crafting, and a tour of the campus. Pepper had a fabulous time. She enjoyed all of the activities, but what really stuck out in her mind was the dining hall.
I asked her what she’d eaten for lunch, and she got a dreamy look on her face.
“Penne pasta, pizza, a salad, ice cream, french fries, popcorn, and a churro,” she answered. “It was like ‘Golden Corral’ without the chocolate fountain.”
High praise indeed!
After dinner tonight, I asked her for more details. She drew me a map.
“Here’s the grilled cheese sandwich bar,” she explained pointing to a rectangle at the far left of the map. “The toppings for the pasta bar are right next to it. Oh, and the grilled cheese bar isn’t always grilled cheese – sometimes it’s tacos or chicken strips. Someone told me that the taco day was really popular,” she added.
She then went on to describe the pizza bar, the salad bar, the sundae bar, and the gum ball machine, each in great detail. She even talked about the beverage stations. Clearly, Pepper was impressed. I can see that any future college scouting we do will include careful inspection of each institution’s dining facilities.
“Yes, I understand that your student/teacher ratio is excellent, but do you have a taco bar?”
From the dining room table, pleased to think that college for Pepper is still years away…(though I know it will be here sooner than I think),