In addition to work, I spent my free time getting to know Princeton. My boss has a PhD in Philosophy and was a professor at Princeton many years ago. As such, he has a great feel for the town and the campus. I spent an enjoyable evening with my boss and his wife, where they walked me around campus and gave me a tour of the town. Princeton is charming - sidewalk cafes, little shops and restaurants, street musicians, town squares, and lots of people roaming the streets and enjoying what the town has to offer.
In addition, the campus is absolutely beautiful. I've always loved Ivy League schools and Princeton just might be my favorite. There are plenty of biking and running paths that run throughout and around the campus and the buildings are amazing. As always, I fantasized about what it would have been like to attend college at a school like Princeton. I'm still trying to figure out a way to justify going back to school for another degree.
It was a great first week and I was pleasantly surprised at just how much I loved the town of Princeton. I'll be back again next week and I'm hoping to explore in even more detail. I will be homeless in less than a month and need to decide quickly where I'll be living next. Salt Lake, Washington D.C. or Princeton . . .