An Elon weekend it was.
A short and intensive weekend. Lots of driving. Good weather, yay!
The weather really sort of delivered, we were expecting rain and dreary gray skies. However, it was slightly overcast at times, and then we even had some sun.
The temperature Saturday afternoon was just damn perfect for March. It was around 60F (15 C). One could walk around in a cardigan and be perfectly comfortable.
Elon, 10 March in the afternoon.
Still VERY early spring ...
The beauty of a blooming pear tree.
OH MY GOD!
I love Elon. I love strolling around its campus. Both Peter and I do. We can stroll around, take photos, have a cup of tea or coffee and then stroll some more.
I never, ever get tired of this beauty.
As you know, the campus is a botanical garden as well. Elon delivers all seasons. All year long.
Since it is a private university it is SO well maintained, and nothing is ever left to deteriorate even the slightest. That is one plus with private schools. They’re spotless. That being said, so are many public and state universities as well, but in a private school it is a given. They are so well maintained.
A plus or a minus? You pick. There are different opinions here.
Outside the library.
An eastern redbud in the afternoon sun.
Karolina’s days at this school ARE numbered now.
It is so HARD to understand that these four years are almost over. I have such a difficult time grasping that.
She will be a trained actor with a solid acting education to her name, and she will also leave Elon with a minor in communications. Graduation will take place on May 19th. Oh, I will shed tears then. Believe you me!
I am so emotional already.
On the other hand, I thought I would cry my eyes out at her high school graduation, and I did not. So one never knows. Maybe I am working thru my emotions now?
That could very well be a fact.
A message board at the Performing arts center.
Oh, you know us ...
However, I will miss all our trips to Elon. Our trips just to see Karolina, our trips when we watched a show, our trips dropping her off, our trips picking her up.
ALL those countless trips thru the entire state of Virginia (we live at the northernest tip, as you know) and thru the northern parts of North Carolina. I’ll MISS IT!!!
All our stays at The Acorn Inn, and at other hotels in the area. GOSH, I’ll miss it.
God only knows if Peter and I will return to Elon again? I don’t see why we would? But maybe we’ll drive thru there at some point? It will feel weird, for sure. OR, so I think writing this. BUT, one thing is for sure, it will NOT feel like it does now. NOW we belong. We will NOT belong later.
This is NOW.
Now will soon turn in to THEN.
Inside this building, Karolina has taken numerous upon numerous different acting classes thru these years.
Right outside The Center for the Arts.
Magnolias!!! OH how I love thee!
So, a fine weekend it was. More than fine, actually.
Happy, chatty daughter.
Good food (AS always).
Good friend, Sara, came to Elon to see us for a drink in the wine bar. Sara used to be my next door neighbor here in Reston. Now she lives in Durham (about 45 minutes from Elon).
Good hotel (The Acorn Inn).
Sentimental? Me? Melancholic? For sure.
You just wait …
Have a good Tuesday, y’all!!