I hope you all enjoyed a lovely Easter weekend. We just returned from a weekend away to visit our girls at college and deliver a few Easter treats. First stop was the College of William and Mary.
Founded in 1693, it's the second-oldest university in the United States. The campus is beautiful and it was a perfect weekend to explore.
This is Crim Dell bridge on campus. Urban legend has it that if two lovers cross the bridge together and kiss at the crest of it, they will be together forever. However, if that couple separates at any point thereafter, the lady must throw her ex-lover off of the bridge and into the water to break the curse of being single forever.
Another campus tradition is to swim the Crim Dell pond prior to graduation. We came across a few snapping turtles enjoying a swim. (Can you spot this one?) Our daughter has taken a swim in the pond, but has a few more years to attempt the last two legendary tasks. (Jumping the wall of the Governor's Palace in Colonial Williamsburg after hours and streaking through the sunken garden on campus). These three events make up the W&M Triathlon.
Spring is a great time to visit, as the tulips, dogwoods and wisteria are in full bloom.
The campus has cozy wooded areas and beautiful Georgian and Anglo-Dutch architecture. This is Barrett Hall, our daughter's dorm. From the campus, we headed across the street to Colonial Williamsburg. Next time, I'll share a few pictures of the gardens there which are always inspiring.