If you read my latest post of, Put Your Hands Together For..…you may know that I am currently on vacation. However, you probably don’t know my exact travel plans. Well, I would like to fill you in a little bit. I am in a Springhill Suites Marriott typing this post while at this very moment my daughter and her best friend are meeting Peyton Meyer (From the show Girl Meets world). So I’m sure you want to know the rest of this story and how this all came about.
My daughter, Taylor, is into acting and wanted to attend an acting camp called Broadway Break Thru in Newtown, PA. To be honest, I wasn’t familiar with this part of PA or the camp. So we looked into it and decided she could attend. However, this camp is not an overnight camp. So we would need to drop her at the camp during the day from 9-5 and stay in a hotel Sunday-Saturday. I researched this town and decided to stay in a neighboring town called Ewing, NJ.
The camp is led by brilliant teachers who are all known in the world of acting. Of course the day they got to meet Peyton Meyer was one of their favorites. They took a master class taught by him and then had a meet and greet session with him where they got to take pictures and get his autograph.
While they attended camp this left me from Monday-Saturday 9-5 in a hotel with nothing much to do. I came prepared knowing this would just be a working week for me. I brought 5 books to catch up on all my reading. I also brought tons of notebooks and organizational stuff to get my blog on track since I would be on vacation the following week. I figured when they came to clean my room I would take the opportunity to go workout and then back to the grind.
Well….The week started out that way. Of course I read 3 of the books and got a lot done with my blog, but what I didn’t think would happen is how I found these towns so quaint. I really wanted to get out and explore them and find cute shops and what these towns really had to offer. The town the camp was in and the town we stayed in were very similar to where I live. It is very busy during the day with lots of traffic and businesses around. However, there are also places that are still quite rural in certain parts.
I was really proud of myself for venturing out and finding things to do. Normally if I’m by myself I would have stayed in the room and just worked the whole time. So my daughter and I both tried new things this week.
We toured Princeton University Founded in 1746. What a beautiful campus. This was the girl’s first college tour so of course I was excited and sad at the same time. I know lots of you are feeling the same way since this past weekend was when most freshmen went off to college.
I saw the cutest Starbucks I’ve ever seen.
To top it off, I got to see my daughter and her friend perform on Saturday in the big performance. Then another road trip home Saturday afternoon with two great girls. We created memories that will last a lifetime and I’m so glad I spent this week in Newtown, PA and Ewing, NJ.
If you want some info on Broadway Break Thru they are already signing up for next year’s summer camps. Our girls learned so much and got to audition twice during the week for NY casting directors. Please comment below about your latest summer trips. I would love to hear about them.