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by Katy Purviance on 03/17/08 @ 04:10:12 pm
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Architecture Addiction’s first Field Trip is now available!

Reserve now

The in itinerary, departure dates, departure cities, and prices are up. And now the Reservation Form is also up.

And I’ve added the link on this page to the right. It’s the big one that says “Ancient Peru & Machu Picchu.”

Reserve now

I had a couple of people ask me why it took a little longer to get the reservation form up on the site.

Good question.

I had to make a little change to it.

Architecture Addiction Field Trips sell out so quickly that I wanted to add the option to request a Second Choice departure date. (You know, in case your first choice is already sold out by the time I receive your reservation.)

Now there won’t be any surprises.

I won’t have to tell anyone, “Sorry, you didn’t get it in fast enough; that date is sold out.” Now you can just tell me right up front: first choice date and second choice date.

Reserve now

In other news, I just received my information from Harvard! They have an Open House for Admitted Students on April 4th, and then a Systems for Inclusion conference April 4-6.

So here’s my dilemma. I was planning on driving over there anyway. A nice, loooong road trip out of Los Angeles. But this is a little earlier than I was planning. My niece’s first birthday party is on the 6th. I should say, my only niece’s first birthday.

What’s nice is that Harvard is also having an open house in LA on the 7th. So I might just do that. It’s hosted by Lehrer Architects.

Tonight I’m going to my (most recent) alma mater LAIAD to give a presentation about my Applying to Grad School experiences. It starts at 7:30. Check the site for driving directions.

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