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Maren
Colleyville, TX
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Easter Song

April 22, 2017

“Quickly now, reach out”

Easter Song, Keith Green

Even if you don’t celebrate Easter for the traditional reasons, there’s still a lot of fun ways to mark the day here in Richmond.

While the university does offer an Easter brunch right here on campus, I decided to take my celebrations off campus this year and ate brunch with a friend downtown at the beautiful Berkeley hotel.

That wasn’t the only Easter adventure I had on my to-do list though.

You see last year, right around the same time, my local hairdresser recommended checking out something called Easter On Parade, a huge annual Easter festival held on Monument Avenue.

Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to go last year, so I swore that this would be the year I would check it out.

I knew that Monument Avenue was roughly by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, so I took the school shuttle to the drop off spot closest to the museum and walked, figuring I would know the festival when I saw it.

Luckily, it wasn’t very hard to find.

The main road was blocked off and there were people and cute dogs as far as the eye could see.

I got to watch a street performer juggle and another do magic tricks, and there were even live bands set up right on people’s front porches.

There were also a number of food and craft vendors as well, and I walked away from the festival with a bag of kettle corn, a bottle of sand art I got to make myself, and a beautiful basket of flowers - just to name a few things.

Exam week starts this coming week, so I was especially happy to have a chance to squeeze in another adventure before metaphorically chaining myself to a library desk.

Celebrating Easter away from home can be kind of hard sometimes, but with all the fun things to here in Richmond, I promise you can still make it a hoppy occasion. 

Hi my name is Maren and I'm a freshman at the University of Richmond. I was born and raised right outside of Dallas, Texas and have consequently heard every Texas stereotype you can think of. I'll go ahead and put on record that I don't wear cowboy boots nor have I ever ridden a horse to school. I love to travel and have to date been to over twelve different countries, including Israel, Peru, and Hungary. I'm a huge history buff and collect random history trivia like old ladies collect cats. I also enjoy reading and watching movies/tv equally, although the subject matter and depth of each fluctuates often. Toss in the fact that I'm a Sagittarius and fluent in three different types of sarcasm and you'll have more than enough information to navigate my diary entries for the rest of the year.


Why UR?

Why UR? It was the summer of 2011 and I was just wrapping up an internship in DC. When I mentioned how much I loved the area, my boss recommended that I look at the University of Richmond for college. Fast forward about two years and you have me on my first tour of the campus thinking, "If inanimate objects had souls, the University of Richmond would be my soulmate." While visiting UR I became smitten with its red brick architecture, awed by its dedicated faculty, and enticed by its massive dessert bar in the main dining hall. Richmond's location in a metropolitan area with world-class museums, theaters, and other cultural necessities (like Target) all while having a true separate campus community was a dream come true. All this and more is why I applied Early Decision, and I haven't looked back since.