Most of the folks at orientation are not from Virginia. Consequently, our free time is packed with plans to explore the state, and get all we can from the surrounding cities. Last weekend I took a brief day trip to Monticello with a few friends who live nearby. We stopped in the university area for a late brunch at Pigeon Hole, and then a few hours exploring Jefferson's home, Monticello. I saw flowers I didn't know existed, drank Thomas Jefferson-approved root beer, and walked off the best Eggs Benedict I've ever ordered. Enjoy.