Dept of personal news: College auditions almost over

Much of this year has been working with our son to look at college, evaluate music programs, visit said programs, apply, and then audition.
We just came back from 24 hours in Santa Barbara, an amazingly beautiful town, where Zack auditioned for the music program.
This means that as of today, he has just one audition to go–which means we are all closer to the conclusion of this process than the beginning, still an amazing idea.
UCSB is such a pretty campus–I have never been at a school before where you see the Pacific glinting in the distance as you walk between buildings–or where the gift shop had such an amazing inventory of merchandise, including thongs, sweat pants, and flip flops with the school name strategically embossed.