Both Joe and I are Penn State graduates, and we try to stop by the Nittany Lion Shrine whenever we’re near State College.
The Nittany Lion Shrine is an enormous limestone sculpture of a mountain lion on the Penn State campus. Since its unveiling in 1942, the lion has been a symbol of the university for students and the public alike.
We started slowly, posing an infant Grace on a mini Nittany Lion Shrine on our back porch.
We didn’t attempt the real Nittany Lion until Grace was 2. It didn’t go as well as we’d hoped.
She was scared.
The next visit wasn’t much better.
She was still scared. She didn’t really want to go near the Lion, let alone sit on it.
The last time, Grace raced from the car to the lion and quickly climbed up the slippery statue.
She was so excited that she begged us to go back a few days later.
We did. We were passing through town anyway.
I didn’t take pictures the second time, but I wish I had.
Maybe I could’ve replaced that last gem.
Happily submitted to Wordful Wednesday
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