Julie and I spent the latter part of last week in Nashville, Tennessee to celebrate our daughter Taylor’s graduation from Vanderbilt University.

Taylor earned a degree as an English & History major as well as Communications Studies minor. She did it all with an excellent GPA and the kind of maturity that never caused us worry over her life choices.

Vanderbilt’s graduation ceremonies have a number of unique features, the most memorable one being a Strawberries and Champagne reception immediately following Commencement. That’s where we were able to view the University’s President up close and personal, meet a few of Taylor’s professors, and compare notes with other parents of graduates.

And it’s also where we got to see the largest mountain of strawberries on planet earth: