New England College Visits

This past Thursday and Friday I visited Brown University and Connecticut College as part of my never-ending search for the perfect college. On Thursday, we headed to Brown in Providence, Rhode Island. I am mainly looking at schools in suburban or rural areas because I did not think that I wanted to go to school in a city, so I was a bit hesitant about even going to see Brown. Growing up around New York City, Providence seemed like an infant city, which I really liked. Brown itself is so beautiful, historic and full of tradition that I loved it. After our tour of Brown we drove about fifteen minutes to Newport, which I fell in love with as well. The Newport mansions, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and the adorable shops and restaurants made this river front town so amazing. We toured two of the Vanderbilt mansions, ate at an adorable sandwich shop, Rosemary and Thyme, and met some of the nicest people. On Friday, we drove to New London, Connecticut where we toured Connecticut College which was also gorgeous and very old. On our way home we drove through some small, historic river front towns in Connecticut. We stopped in Essex, CT to eat lunch and get some ice cream. Essex was the kind of town where everyone there walks their dogs daily and everyone lives in a home that was probably built two hundred years ago. Here are a few pictures from my trip and check my Instagram for more.

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Brown University

 

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The Breakers
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The Breakers
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International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum

 

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Connecticut College

 

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Essex, CT

 

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Essex, CT

Thanks for visiting Like Lillian!

 

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