Catchy title, huh? However, it's true. Father and son (the two nerds) discovered that Iowa Rest Stops are equipped with free wireless. Iowa is cool! If you look at the Google Maps image you'll realize we are smack dab in the middle of nowhere (I-35 in northern Iowa) ... both Minneapolis and Des Moines are over 125 miles away each. It's traditional in the Hoeg family that the returning parent and child from any college visit trip meet at Applebee's with the parent who stayed home. We could just use my cell phone and call my wife, but that would not be any fun! Instead, both Erik and I agreed we needed to test Iowa's free wireless rest stops, and send my wife an email with the time to meet for the debriefing session ... without the other kids.
Now this is an important point ... our college visits always include a debriefing session. In a family of multiple children, it is always a treat to go to a restaurant without the other children. In addition, the parent who made the trip must remain "quiet" (in this case, me) while my son tells my wife of his impressions of each school. You will learn what your child thinks (a novel concept)!
Thank you to everyone for your comments ... often with the names of schools we should consider. Over the Easter weekend, Erik and I will do some more research online. To view other posts in the college search series, link here.