Mimi Omiecinski - that's me - I own Princeton Tour Company.
My husband, son and I moved here in 2006. It took me about two seconds to realize I would never leave this adorable town.
It took me another two seconds to figure out I didn't need a car. I started biking and noticing all the landmarks, the architecture and the people on the sidewalks ...
One day, I saw Dr. John Nash walking on the sidewalk so I mentioned my "celebrity sighting" to a merchant. He was quick to let me know Princeton has more Prize Winners than any two square miles on earth. I started google-ing Nobel Prize Winners, Pulitzer Prize Winners, National Medal Award recipients, etc. I started recognizing them in my grocery store, coffee house and library!
It wasn't until I audited three courses at Princeton University that my infatuation turned to something else. It was a done deal... transplant or not, Wannabe or not, I had fallen in love with this town.
I wanted to create a business that would honor all of Princeton - her history, culture, residents, university and merchants so I knew a touring company made sense.
There were only a few problems: I wasn't a historian, I didn't grow up in Princeton, I didn't go to Princeton University and, of course, never led a tour group!
Our tours are meant to entertain and educate even the toughest audience!
Be sure and check out www.pidayprinceton.com too! Einstein was born on Pi Day! Princeton Pi Day was created to celebrate every year with a huge GEEK FREAK WEEKEND!
If you're still reading this you might as well check out www.firstcapitalprinceton.com to celebrate Princeton being the first Capital of the United States ..... and first Capitol and the first White House but now we're just showing off!)