ash0117 wrote:This is going to be a random few questions, but here goes:
1. Does anyone know of any fun things for my parents and sister to do while I am at ASD? They are coming with me to explore W-S and see the school on their own since they wanted to take a vacation to NC anyway (We are from FL and love vacationing throughout NC each year). Any "vacation-y" things for them to do?
2. Does anyone know of any doggie day cares or dog parks in the area? My chihuahua is coming with me and he is used to living with my parents two dogs and being around a lot of others so I want him to make some puppy friends. On that note, does anyone else have a dog that wants a new friend (LOL)? Any vet recommendations?
3. This is a more personal question... How has been people's experience with moving to a new state away from family and friends? I'm excited to move, but also a bit nervous, to be honest. How was the adjustment for those coming from out of state?
Thanks guys!! I hope to see some of you on Friday!
1. i dont know that there's a lot of "touristy" stuff to do in WS, but you could visit old salem, which is a really quaint little district downtown that has completely perserved an old Moravian neighborhood. There's an awesome bakery there, and you can see stuff like a gun smith, and a hat maker, and horses... it's kinda like williamsburg on a much much smaller scale. There's also pilot mountain, which is about 30 minutes away- it's a state park that I hear is nice. Other than that, you can walk down trade street and check out the few little art shops and stuff, and have lunch at a local place or something. There's also the Reynolda mansion which has an art museum and offers tours.
2. There are a couple of dog parks in town. I recommend the one just outside of downtown, called Washington, I think. Lots of law students have dogs, myself included. The park i recommended does not have a separated section for small dogs, so take that into consideration. There is another park, Horizons (i think) that offers a small section.
3. I moved here from the north east, and the adjustment hasnt been that hard. I suggest being social early on and establishing a good support system of friends here. That has been the thing that's made the transition easiest for me.