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Hey VT Alumni, taking Youngest to VT this week to check out the school on Spring Break. Anything in particular we should scope out?

Great school. Had a fun 4 years down there. Notable places of interest, Torgersen Bridge:

I spend many hours studying in the library area that makes up that bridge. Great views of the drill field that separates the dorms from campus.

Of course, Lane Stadium and Cassel Coliseum. Attending the sporting events there were the highlights looking back... in the moments I could get away from all the studying and course work (Engineering is not easy).

They have an amazing gym facility called McComas and West End was rated as one of the best dining facilities in the country 10 years ago when I was there.

As for off campus stuff to check out. I highly recommend driving west down 460 a little further (opposite direction than you likely came into town) and look for a sign on the right that says Jefferson Forest. About 5-7 miles from campus. On the left will be an entrance to Pondapus Pond. I used to drive there at least a couple times a week to hike and run. They have hundreds of miles of trails and this time of year the weather is incredible (may still be a bit on the colder side until April).

Downtown, check out PK's - great pizza. Used to be a REALLY good mexican place off of Main street called El Guadalupes. Seriously the best Mexican I've ever had. Still have yet to find a place that can match it. Unfortunately, I think its closed, or at least that was the rumor. I haven't been to campus in 5 years and they are building like crazy. Probably a lot of newer stuff that I don't even know about.

Enjoy the trip.
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