OK, now that we've gotten the cheaper options out of the way, let's move on to the baby. Our youngest has decided that she wants to pursue greater knowledge at the University of Hawaii. I tried to price out a semester at UH, but once you get past basic course credits and start adding housing and food to the package, the website gets pretty confusing. It's almost as if it's telling you "Look, if you have to ask...." I did find one little stat of comfort however. While trying to discover which lottery I was going to have to win to be able to afford the University of Hawaii (looks like it's gonna have to be Powerball) I noticed that the gender split for the school is 58% female to only 42% male. I might have to talk the older girl into transferring here.
Now my kids are young, and obviously I'm not making plans around their choice of University at this age. What surprised me though, is that they had formed opinions of the cities we had visited with regards to where they would like to spend a few years of their life. Maybe they've noticed the large amount of extra-curricular activities that are available to them in these cities. Maybe they've noticed the rugged beauty of the surrounding areas and how hospitable the local people are. Or maybe they've just noticed that it's freakin' cold in Canada during the winter, and that spending their time in the desert or on a beach would be a much better option. Hmmm...maybe they're smart enough already.