Saturday, March 20, 2010

Day 79 - On the road again

Today our intrepid runner finds himself in Nashville, TN.


Nashville is the home of Vanderbilt University, an independent privately supported university founded 1873 by Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, New York shipping and railway magnate, who gave $1,000,000 to start the university and expressed his wish that it should "contribute to strengthening the ties which should exist between all geographical sections of our common country."

Nashville also serves huge beers.


Vanderbilt reminds me a bit of Purdue, but at about 1/3 scale. Lots of brick. Lots of malls with paths criss-crossing it. But it's all smaller. And closer together.

A very nice looking clock tower that I assume was donated by some very nice alumni.

It was dusk when I was running, and the characters were out.

A very nice looking bicycle contraption that I assume was built by a very nice 7th year undergrad.

It always good to stretch before reading, especially if you're made of brass.


See, told ya so.


Apparently the early founders of Nashville threw some bitchin' parties that ended up with everyone dancing naked in a circle at the center of a busy round-a-bout.


Sorry folks, I've got an appointment to keep...

Good running,
Doug

Numbers: 2.4 miles, I think. GPS watch got to 2.0 miles, and then started counting backwards. Seriously. Got down to 1.76, then stayed there for awhile, then counted back up to 1.96 before giving up and declaring lost satellites.