I was unaware of this situation until my traveling buddy Dave and I almost accidentally visited the Ferrum College campus several months ago. Ferrum is a small school located near Rocky Mount, Va. and we dropped by for a visit while on a day trip to another location.


Is the "for a visit" above necessary? "Drop by" means "to pay an informal visit to a person or a place (http://goo.gl/27k8t )," doesn't it?
The "for a visit" doesn't hurt anything, especially in the chatty style of that piece. Slight redundancy is comforting.
Emotion: smile Thank you, enoon.