It was our last Sunday in Akron and the weather did not cooperate! It was raining and grey all day.
The day does not look promising.
This means it wasn’t a good day for taking pictures. Luckily, I have a photo from earlier in the trip that hasn’t been shared yet!
Akron is an art-friendly city. There is a great art gallery (that several of us attended on Thursday when admission was free!) and everywhere you look you can find outdoor sculpture. On the UA campus they even have a 40 foot tall outdoor sculpture by renowned glass artist, Dale Chihuly!
This is actually made of polymer materials and is located outside of the Goodyear Polymer Center on campus.
It was our final Saturday in Akron, so a group of us went back to the Countryside Conservancy Farmers Market for some more delicious food. Between the chocolate-hazelnut croissants, fresh strawberries…
…dumplings, and pies it was hard to know where to start! But several of the students opted for…
Blackberries and cream popsicles! That’s breakfast-y…right?
After the market we were back at the Center for a bit more work on the blog posts (they will be posted later this week!)
It looks so empty without all of our piles…
…and then to the Mustard Seed for dinner and some shopping. Another successful day – only 4 more days to go! Where has the time gone?
Today we learned that Memorial Day is a quiet day in Akron. Everything on campus was closed. Almost everything in walking distance of campus was closed. And there were no parades or Memorial Day activities in downtown Akron. All in all, very very quiet. So we took it easy.
You know that nothing happened when the highlight of the day was…
Fresh linens! Woohoo!
It was probably a good thing because tomorrow we have a big day planned…stay tuned!
Our Sunday outing took us to a historic town called Hudson. It was founded by David Hudson in 1799 and was modernized in the early 20th century through the wealth of James Ellsworth, who was born there. Ellsworth owned several coal mines in the area and also was a prominent banker.
Watch your step, Mr. Ellsworth!
A fun fact about the Ellsworth family is that James’ son Lincoln was a polar explorer who was later featured on a postage stamp.
We could have used Lincoln Ellsworth’s jacket this past week – it was chilly in Akron!
After some lunch, some of the students stayed to enjoy the shopping and sunshine…
Enjoying the sunshine in Hudson
While others went to Cuyahoga Valley National Park to check out Brandywine Falls…
Aren’t the Brandywine Falls beautiful?
An unobstructed view!
After the hour long hike we went back to Hudson for some dinner and wandering around. There were lots of great things to look at…
This was in front of an instrument repair shop. I hope that all of the repaired instruments come out of the shop looking this good!
and we found new cars for Dr.Hahn and Horhota!
Dr. Hahn dreams of the green truck. Dr. Horhota is going to trade in the minivan for the GTO…if only we could all fit!