Day Sixty-Four: Tour de Campus

inspiring picnic shelter

While I was in Illinois my brother had to take class (his spring break is next week). So, while we waited for him to get out of class, Befflets and I roamed Southern Illinois University’s campus.

I am so jealous. In the middle of campus there is a pretty sizable man-made lake [pictured in background]. I told my sister that I would be out there every day between classes just floating in a kayak. Oh, recreation majors :)

I sincerely hope the students use it whether it be for water sports, meditation/reflection, or hanging out while grilling out. It was just so pretty! There was of course a boat barn on one side of the lake which I assume rents its canoes to any student with a little cash.

Pictured, is the fun looking hex-picnic shelter. I had to take a picture and swore to my sister if I ever have to develop a recreational area in my administrative future I would want it to be pretty to look at like that one. I’m sure it costs a whole heck of a lot more than a squared off A-frame roof.