When my parents came to visit in November, we only had one concrete plan in mind: to spend the Thanksgiving weekend in New York. Not that they weren't interested in doing anything else. It's just that they were only here for a week, and it had to be the same week when this part of New Jersey had to endure a lot of rains.
They arrived on a Saturday night, which is one day less of a weekend for a road trip. So, Ken and I just decided to take them to Princeton after church.
We made a mistake in settling for one of the restaurants that were obviously a go-to for them college kids. Had we walked farther down towards Witherspoon Street, we would have discovered a plethora of dining (and shopping) options. Nonetheless, we very much enjoyed our lunch at the Thai Village. R particularly loved their veggie spring rolls, and Ken is still trying to copy their very flavorful Thai fried rice.
The original plan was to go Albert Einstein's house on Mercer Street and check out the Historical Society of Princeton's exhibition of his life and work at the Bainbridge House, as Ken and I had hoped to do back in October. When we got to the entrance to Princeton University, though, we ended up taking an impromptu tour of the campus.
As expected, my parents' energy waned after exploring a couple of buildings, sculptures and libraries. It was still pretty early and I really wanted to make the most of my parents' visit, so I suggested that we check out the Einstein exhibit since we were already there.
Ken, the kids and I would have wanted to do more exploring, but I guess the folks just had had enough of the walking. We had a lot of fun, though, and I sure hope they did, too!