Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring Break is Over.

Heather and I were able to spend some time and relax by visiting Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at Prescott, AZ. Even though we have been accepted to Le Tourneau University in Texas, we decided to check out another option. To be honest, I did not think Prescott would be feasible due to the high cost of the school. I thought this would just be a good opportunity to travel and enjoy time with Heather and also to reinforce my hesitations about Embry-Riddle.

We asked about Prescott and were told that it was a beautiful place. It was located next to a national forest and it is just south of the south rim of Grand Canyon.

Granite Dells is this area of Prescott that is home to hiking, mountain bike riding, kayaking, running, walking...it is just an outdoors person's dream come true!
We were able to see the city and we found cool restaurants in downtown Prescott, a historical site. I of course looked for great restaurants and was fortunate to find many there; it is nice that different types of foods can be found, even BBQ...the beef brisket and peach cobbler...yum...
The great thing is that there are historical and modern locations at Prescott. The city has mixed both very well so it caters to a wide range of people.

We visited the school and we were very impressed with the program.

The biggest thing that I could not get over is the expense that came with Embry-Riddle. However, we talked to the financial aid counselor and she said that the tuition and the flight fees of $45,000 per year was covered under the new GI Bill. This was such a blessing. We were very surprised and God totally blew us away. This is a good school to attend as a pilot. So we applied and hopefully in 2 week Heather and I would find out if we got accepted. If we do get accepted, Heather and I will be making a big decision of where to move. We ask that you would pray that God enables us to align our will with his; that our decision to move would be directed by his word and will. Either way, we had a great time there and we highly suggest that Prescott, AZ be a vacation spot.

3 comments:

Michael said...

awesome pictures Ele!. If you are want to learn more about photography, check out a book by Bryan Peterson called Understanding Exposure. Its really good, and It helped me a lot. check it out on amazon.com.

Keep up the photography and I'm praying that you get into the right school where the Lord will use you most.

Gen said...

the barrett family will definitely pray for you guys...please keep us updated!

richelle jean said...

i shall pray too.
i miss you guys!!!