A Visit To Davidson

April 30, 2012

We’re taking our time getting home tonight. I feel like we take a lot of short trips but not too many vacations together, so when a weekender feels like a vacation I don’t want it to end! Thanks to Kate,Nate, Liam, and Gilbert for hosting us!

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We decided to take the mountain route home so we could stop into Davidson for a bit. First stop was the Union for lunch. It’s so hard to pay cash here when all we did was swipe a meal plan Cat card for four years!

Hummus, pepperjack and veg on Rye with split sweet potato fries!

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A long (hot) walk around campus was next.

Baby’s first visit!

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We found two huge new dorms going up by West

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but no professors to say hi to in their offices

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Four years of dorms! Matt and I lived in the same dorm till our senior year!

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We visited ye ole watering hole

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And ended up at the store where we found one of Bocker’s brothers

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And two cute Davidson items for the baby!

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Back in the auto, we enjoyed a baby shower favor for dessert :)

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4.5 hours to go!

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1 Krissy @ Shiawase Life April 30, 2012 at 1:48 pm

safe travels, kath!

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2 B April 30, 2012 at 1:50 pm

My sister is going to Davidson in the fall. She really enjoyed it during her two visits

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3 KathEats April 30, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Fun!

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4 kathleen @ the daily crumb April 30, 2012 at 1:53 pm

awww, some day you can show the baby (when he’s older) these pictures!! kids love that stuff. have a safe rest of your trip!

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5 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance April 30, 2012 at 1:53 pm

So cute! My boyfriend and I met in college too – over 5 years ago!

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6 Annette @FitnessPerks April 30, 2012 at 1:58 pm

That is so cute that you guys bought little clothes for the babe :)

Have a safe trip!

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7 Christine @ BookishlyB April 30, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I went to UCLA and EVERY time I go back it’s different. I like seeing the changes, but it makes me kind of sad that I feel like I don’t know the campus as well. I cannot wait to buy my unconceived child Bruin wear :)

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8 Catalina @ Cake with Love April 30, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Safe travels, those baby items look so cute, love the yellow color!!!

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9 Laura @ She Eats Well April 30, 2012 at 2:02 pm

The campus looks so charming and beautiful! Also…oh my sweet potato fries!!!

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10 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio April 30, 2012 at 2:04 pm

So cute!! I love it when babies sport their parent’s Alma Mater or their favorite sports team.

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11 Allison K April 30, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Awww. I LOVE visiting my Alma Mater! My baby’s first visit was when I was only 9 weeks pregnant! My girlfriends and I all met up for Homecoming. We planned the trip before I got pregnant, and needless to say, it was a little bit different than if I hadn’t been in my first tri! I can’t wait to take the baby back there, and dress him in cute Vandal Gear! (University of Idaho Vandals!)

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12 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope April 30, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I love going back to my old college to visit. That is where my fiance and I met as well. :) It brings back sweet memories.

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13 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! April 30, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Mmm sweet potato fries! I could go for some homemade ones right now! They look delicious!

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14 Sana April 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Baby clothes are too cute :)

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15 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count April 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm

It’s great fun to revisit your Alma Mater. I did that on Saturday. Great to be back in the old familiar surroundings.

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16 Björg April 30, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I bet it brings up many memories! :]

Safe travels

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17 Angel7 April 30, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Baby got to visit daddy and mommy’s old stomping grounds :)

Are those sour patch kids that I see on the table by your plate? I love to eat them, but try not to buy them while I am pregnant–they are not considered “real food!” (LOL)

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18 KathEats April 30, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Yes and not real food!

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19 Christine @ Oatmeal Bowl April 30, 2012 at 2:55 pm

How fun! I love taking car drives/road trips. And your lunch sounds so good right now (its my lunch time, but waiting post gym). I will just down a protein shake for now. ;)

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20 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) April 30, 2012 at 3:06 pm

They tore down our college and rebuilt it somewhere else. Kind of sad to never get to go back. Sounds like you two are having an enjoyable trip back home. Safe travels Kath!

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21 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama April 30, 2012 at 3:07 pm

All new babies are required to support their parents alma mater! Plus, it’s too cute!

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22 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats April 30, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Awww I love that you got Davidson things for your baby! that will be too cute! Gotta make him a fan early on!

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23 j3nn April 30, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Cuuuuute baby clothes!!

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24 Lisa (bakebikeblog) April 30, 2012 at 3:28 pm

how cute are those baby clothes!!!

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25 Charlotte April 30, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Very cute gear for the baby! :) I was wondering if, given that you are such an excellent organizer and eater, if you could do a blog post about how you plan and go grocery shopping. I feel like I could be way more efficient in this area, but need some advice. Help Kath!

Thanks,
Charlotte

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26 Charlotte May 11, 2012 at 10:38 am

Kath – I just found your blog post on this! Is it new? Or did I just miss it before? Either way thank you! Very helpful post! – Charlotte

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27 KathEats May 11, 2012 at 10:53 am

New! Just went a few weeks ago

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28 Johanna B April 30, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Everytime you show photos of Davidson I wonder how different it looked in the early 60’s when my all time best friend went there. He was a Sigma Nu and I think he graduated in 1962.

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29 Mom April 30, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Love the Davidson duds!

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30 Hillary April 30, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Visiting my university always trips me out—it looks more and more different every time I go back, and I’ve only been gone five years! Looks like a great day.

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31 branny April 30, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Great pics! I haven’t been back to campus since about a year after I graduated – even though I lived in Cornelius for 4 years post graduation! I had no idea they were building more dorms. Growing, growing.

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32 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles April 30, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Gosh…I have not been back to my university in years! I met my husband there…perhaps we are due for a visit!

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33 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 30, 2012 at 6:43 pm

What a trip down memory lane…the next time you go, you’ll probably have your baby in arms. That will really be surreal I bet!

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34 Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana April 30, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Love the college gear for babies :) Hope you have a safe trip back!

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35 Jenny April 30, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Your weekend seems so great!! We actually live across the street from fabo, and I’m sad I didn’t pass you on the street! Anyways, loved Kerf-Charlotte-style, and I can’t wait to try those cupcakes!

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36 KathEats April 30, 2012 at 7:30 pm

:) Love that area!

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37 Cait's Plate April 30, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Aw so fun! If baby Younger-Momson goes to Davidson you’ll have to show him this post of his very first visit :)

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38 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More April 30, 2012 at 10:33 pm

haha! I love the little baby Davidson clothes. :)

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39 Alexis May 1, 2012 at 1:25 am

My friend went there for her first year (then transferred to UVA actually), and I just realized you are the same year as her too. Wonder if you knew each other! She went for a soccer scholarship but didn’t like the smallness of the school.

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40 KathEats May 1, 2012 at 6:33 am

Maybe!

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41 Willemijn Davidson May 1, 2012 at 2:52 am

Love all those items with my last name on it! ;-)

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42 Katie Cummings May 1, 2012 at 8:53 am

The college I went to had more local than national sororities/fraternities (I was part of a local) but we did have SAE, and really respect the men of that brotherhood!

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