I'm about to head out from my trip to the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).  I've enjoyed my trip.  I was able to interview 23 bright students.  The quality was very high.  The school should be proud.  I also had a chance to see the places and some of the people I've heretofore only seen on the grainy end of a web broadcast.  It was fun to get to see the rooms where my classes are being held and to meet some of the professors I've had the opportunity to take classes from.  During my stay I had a chance to try some of the local cuisine.  Timpone's is a fancy Italian resaturant with a great atmosphere and good food.  I also tried Papa Del's pizza.  The deep dish is amazing.  Bring a big stomach though.  Finally, I grabbed lunch one day at Zorba's.  They specialize in gyros and have a fun local atmosphere.  Lots of college students seem to eat there and the walls are covered with newspaper clippings of the UIUC sports teams.