Wow, it's been a really fast week. Since leaving California last Monday, we've landed in New York, seen a Broadway show, Central Park, Times Square, a Yankees game, and the Statue of Liberty. We've taken a train to New Jersey to see Princeton, continued to Pennsylvania to see Lehigh and Bucknell, and went all the way to Ithaca (where we were caught in a thunderstorm) to visit Cornell. Drove back to Jersey and hopped a train through NYC, Connecticut, and Rhode Island before stopping in Boston. In Beantown we walked the Freedom Trail, shopped and ate at Faneuil Hall, drove down to Plymouth to see "The Rock" and the Mayflower II, and took the ferry to Martha's Vineyard (where we got caught in a thunderstorm). Tomorrow we visit Boston College before flying back home. Whew!
Needless to say, I've been too busy to blog the trip, although I'll probably share some thoughts on our travels once I get home.
Surprisingly, only two stories of significance related to Notre Dame football broke while I have been on the road. First, a defensive lineman got caught asking an undercover cop if he could have a little sugar. If he had asked to borrow the sugar rather than lease it he could have avoided the whole mess. Embarrassing for the player and the program, but not a serious offense. Our depth (can you really call it "depth"?) at D-line suffers another blow.
The other story was Coach Weis' first press conference of the season. He was apparently his usual entertaining self, offering lots of insight into how he approaches his job, but almost nothing of substance regarding the team he will put on the field four Saturdays from now. More than anything, the presser merely offered some concrete evidence that football season really is coming soon. Yippee!