On Saturday, Garrett and I had an entire free day with nothing to do. Well, I worked until around 11:30am, but I had dropped Teddy off for a little vacation for the weekend and Garrett and I had the Chevy Traverse that GM had loaned us. We could have gone anywhere! I spent about twenty minutes scrolling through destinations within driving distance of NYC. Princeton University was on the list and I knew it would be the best day trip!
I’ve been to Princeton a number of times because of crew. I actually learned how to cox at a rowing camp there after my sophomore year of high school. This was the first time where I could go have not an ounce of anxiety. No regatta! No coxing! Actually, we drove right by the boat house on the way in and I had a tiny knot in my stomach just thinking about racing!
Walking around college campuses (not as a student!) has to be one of the best ways to spend an afternoon. I will also admit… Princeton is definitely one of the most beautiful campuses!
We might not have picked the best Saturday to go as there was a wave of some freshmen moving in. The hustle and bustle was really fun and the nostalgia was at an all-time high, but oh my word, I couldn’t handle watching parents saying goodbye to their kids. (And vice versa.) In fact, I lost it. After watching a particular set of parents hug their son and watching the son and father both have the same worried and anxious expression, I couldn’t take it anymore. I had to get back in the car where I cried for twenty minutes. How do parents do it?!
We actually worked our way from the back of campus to the front gates and then walked around town. Amazing stores and restaurants. My friends told me about a couple of ice cream places including The Bent Spoon and Thomas Sweet. Georgetown had a T Sweets so I voted for that!
The ivy. Oh, the ivy. I want to go back again when the leaves on the trees just start changing.
I wore: Gingham Shirt // Fluted Skirt (also available here) // Monogrammed Crossbody (c/o) // Ballet Flats (similar) // Bow Bangle // Vintage Watch (similar look)
What’s your favorite college campus?