Road Trip to Saratoga, Part V, Finn is a Great Dane?

I could not be more proud to say that I attended the University at Albany, SUNY for my undergrad college years.  And, Albany is just about thirty minutes south of Saratoga, so I had to go back and check it out.  Our mascot is the ever dominant Great Dane.

Any resemblance?


So, I admit, I snuck into my dorm, where I lived for all four years (including two years as a RA) and we drove around the perimeter of the campus to see what new buildings popped up.

So glad to go back and see how it’s doing!

My dorm, Ten Eyck
Just how I remember the autumn in Albany, rainy and cold!
Front of campus entrance

It was great to go back and sneak a peek at what was brewing on campus.  But, we were happy to be heading back home too.  And so, our tour of dog-friendly Saratoga and surrounding areas concludes, back to at-home posts next time.

27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lily Belle
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 07:34:53

    How nice that you got to go back and visit. Mommy did that years ago with her college in Vermont. It was not the same at all and it broke her heart. I’m glad your experience was better than hers.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  2. Declan Greyhound
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 07:44:00

    That’s some trip you’ve been on pal! Deccy x

  3. Max the Quilt Cat
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 07:53:39

    I know you had a great trip….. too much rain in those last pictures, unless you like to stomp in puddles. Thanks for pointing out the frog. I ca see it now, too.

    hugs, Max

  4. Goose
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 08:20:36

    I think you had a great trip. Any school that has a dog as a mascot is A OK inmy book. Plus my MOM loves great Danes.

  5. Mollie
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 08:56:37

    How fab is that, going back in time. Looks a wonderful place. You have the rain like


    Mollie and Alfie

  6. Casey the Boxer
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 09:16:16

    Momma went to school a few hours from there! She hasn’t been back since the year after she gradumacated, though. She keeps saying she’ll go to Reunion “some year”, but I don’t know when that is!

  7. Molly The Wally
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 09:19:29

    Well at least the rain was on the way home. Bet it was fun going back and taking a look around. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  8. cafall
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 09:37:44

    How nice!


  9. SUGAR: goldenwoofss
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 10:03:41

    Woof! Woof! Memories … great ones. Happy Friday n Weekend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  10. Val
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 10:24:39

    It’s such fun to go down memory lane…I, too was an RA at my school 🙂 Happy weekend!!

  11. robynwp
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 11:30:19

    What a grrreat way to end your trip!
    W & S

  12. Kathy
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 11:41:43

    It is always fun to go back to places you used to spend a lot of time! So good that it was a dog friendly sort of place!
    Sorry it rained a lot, but I guess you were used to it! Now I hope “Sandy” will not be
    dumping lots of rain on you this coming week!
    Have a great weekend,

  13. Murphy & Stanley
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 12:00:55

    Rain can be very beautiful. Mom said one time she and dad were in Albany and it rained so hard they could not see to drive! Glad you got home safe!

    Your pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  14. Frankie Furter and Ernie
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 12:01:16

    Cool Visit to the PAST. That is a beautiful campus.

  15. Blueberry's human
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 13:48:17

    How cool to go back and visit! Loved the pics! It did look cold – but I love that kind of weather!

  16. Katie and Coccolino the mini pig
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 14:17:33

    So nice to go back and visit. If only it wasn’t so rainy!
    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  17. Madi and Mom
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 14:44:40

    Finn thank goodness you and the peeps visited before the snowflakes started to falll!!
    Did any of those frat boys wolf whistle at you when you were strolling about? MOL
    Hugs Madi your BFFF

  18. 2browndawgs
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 15:05:46

    It is fun to go back and look around now and again. I am always surprised by the changes that I see whenever I go back to my college campus. Boy, it sure looks like you had your fair share of rain for your trip.

  19. Daisy
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 15:51:45

    SHE did the same thing once….different uni…..and it was fun. So much had changed, but so remained the same. Love the mascot.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella &Roxy

  20. Mitch and Molly
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 17:19:36

    Another fun day for you, Finn! Bummer about the rain.

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  21. Murray's Mouth
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 18:24:06

    I went to SUNY Albany for my Masters!

  22. Dachshund Nola
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 21:43:50

    How cool to go back and visit!

  23. Meeka
    Oct 27, 2012 @ 00:47:12

    That is such a nice experience to visit the school your mom went to.

  24. Cobi
    Oct 27, 2012 @ 10:38:37

    Dear Finn,

    Did you learn any new tricks at this big school?


  25. Urban Hounds
    Oct 27, 2012 @ 16:16:49

    I did that about 5 years after I graduated from college, now its been 12 years since I graduated but I would still not mind seeing the place, Im sure it would make me feel old though

    urban hounds

  26. Two Doodles and a Dane
    Oct 27, 2012 @ 21:18:46

    You go on such awesome trips! (and great mascot!) i wonder why mum likes it so much!?


  27. Bassetmomma
    Oct 28, 2012 @ 08:54:48

    Sounds like a great trip and how wonderful that you got to go back and sneak a peek at your school!

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