Oberlin, OH is a college town, home to Oberlin College (one of the top 20 Liberal Arts schools in this country). It is a very liberal school and is known for its support of the Underground Railroad during slavery. It is also the only college to graduate a significant number of black women before the Civil War. Anna Julia Cooper, an Oberlin graduate, wrote A Voice From the South (1892). The town is small and largely defined by the college. The students that attend (mostly from big cities in East or West Coast) notice the friendliness and warmth of the town residents.
The boys enjoyed sleeping in the tent. I was a bit surprised by this. We definately plan to do this more before it gets colder here in Cleveland.