Peter and I have been on a little trip Elon over the weekend, as you know.
It was so nice to see Karolina again. It has been two months since we last saw her, after all. I have never been apart from her this long before.
Yes, it is so lovely to see Karolina SO AT HOME on campus.
She really likes her university. It makes Peter and myself so happy.
I have no idea what we would have done if Karolina had not been liking it. I guess she would have had to transfer (that actually happens to students all the time). But I am VERY thankful that my little girl likes her new place in the world so much.
Elon in the snow.
Well, it is actually the ugly kind of snow, you know. The half melted snow. The snow that is way past its prime.
However, I like the fact that I've been seeing this beautiful campus during all seasons (except spring, and that is yet to come).
The temp hovered around 36 F, or 3 on the centigrade scale.
It was sunny, and therefore very nice.
Once we got there on Saturday, we went to lunch with Karolina and one of her friends.
We went to The Root on campus. Everything I have ever had there has been delish!!
Karolina and I had a photo shoot. You can see some of the pics here.
OH, and believe me, Karolina does have a winter jacket, scarves and what not. But, alas, she refused to wear them for "the shoot". Just saying, so y'all know...
Afterwards we chilled with some hot chocolate at The Oak House (a bar/pub/coffee house) on campus.
I love these little pop-up free libraries. I've seen one in Reston as well...
They are SO cute!!
Peter and I stayed at a nice and quaint Bed and Breakfast in nearby Gibsonville. I hope we'll stay there again.
We had a nice little coffee date with Karolina before we left for Reston on Sunday.
Our drive back here again was NOT fun!!
We got hit by rain, snow, sleet and ice. Yes, we were driving in an ice storm.
ALL the way home.
It was awful. The roads were OK, actually. BUT the visibility was nearly zero.
The side of the roads were like thick sheets of pure ice.
It was raining/icing so hard at times. Peter drove the entire way, but we both had to concentrate on the roads, and the surroundings ALL the time.
Oh yes, it was so nice to finally reach Reston again.
Once we were home we could actually not believe what we had been driving in.
The side walks, and the side roads, were covered by slick, thick ice bark. We could not even walk on the paths leading up to our front door. We had to walk on the grass, and avoid all the icy pavement.
I am so very thankful that our drive home went so well.
No, we did not regret going to Elon despite the awful drive home.
Now we are all looking forward to Karolina's spring break in three weeks.
A leaf molded by ice...
I wish you all a very good Tuesday!!!