Sunday Thoughts went missing because the weekend was full, much like my belly on Thanksgiving. But better late than never I always say. Well, not always, but today for sure. Anyway, no post because Saturday was a blur and we went to a college fair yesterday. Ever been to one of these? Wowser is the word that comes to mind. Also stunning and phenomenal and — admittedly less eloquent — holy crap.

This particular fair was run by NACAC, the National Association for College Admission Counseling. I’ve got no idea if that’s important seeing as I have very little experience with college fairs but damn, the thing was impressive. Seriously, I’m staring at the program now — is it even called a program? — and there are a gazillion colleges listed here.

Okay, maybe not a gazillion but you get my point. Hold on, I’ll count.

Thirty-four states had college representatives present. North Carolina and Virginia had the most but Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina each had something between six and a dozen college and university representatives available to talk with prospective students.

There were also eighteen international programs on site. That’s right, if your student is interested in studying abroad there were tables for schools in the UK, Ireland, Canada, China, Spain, Italy, Japan, and Scotland at the fair. I stared, mouth agape, at a conference center filled with higher learning opportunities.

All in all there were representatives from 191 colleges and universities in the room and IT WAS TOTALLY AMAZING.

Also a little overwhelming but still definitely in the amazing category.

It was so incredible I’m dropping a link to the NACAC fair listings. These are only through May and they’re strategically located. Atlanta, Hartford, Detroit, LA, and Boston to name a few. I cannot recommend them highly enough if you know someone deciding where to study after high school and one of these fairs is close to you. We drove about two hours to check one out and it was worth every minute.