Thursday, Ben went on his first college campus tour. While in Peru he used the internet search engines to look for good engineering schools, and Colorado popped up repeatedly. Since it is kind of on the way to Amy's parents' home, we went to Boulder and stayed with our friends the Henzes (Gregor is an engineering professor and their daughter Sophia is an engineering student at Colorado so we felt like we got a bit of an inside look at things). It is an impressive program with a good reputation so Ben is still interested in finishing the application process. Boulder is a beautiful city with running/biking trails all over that contribute to its ranking as the 'fittest city in America'. One can even skateboard to class and lock up his board on the rack (I've never seen one of those before):
Pray that God guide Ben to a university where he will grow spiritually and be academically prepared for the world.