Come along as we downsize and decorate our little retirement home in Coastal Maine. Travel back roads with us in our vintage "Casita" and meet amazing people along the way. Join me in the craft room as I learn, create, and repurpose. Follow along with me as I struggle to get fit and lose weight. But, most importantly, laugh with me as I stumble along into "geezerhood". Welcome to Applegate Lane!
Friday, August 15, 2014
USF or Bust
After a busy week of planning and packing, we're off for Tampa very early tomorrow morning to bring our grandson Brian to the University of South Florida to begin his college career.
We're so excited for him!
Brian in front of USF Marshall Student Center
It's hard to believe how quickly time passes . . . where did this little guy go???
Leaving home for the first time is always bittersweet.
Brian has said a lot of Good-byes to family and friends this week.
Brian, DH aka "Grampy" & his Great-Grandmother Lawson
I stopped at Kristen's house yesterday morning to give her a hug before our trip and, total coincidence, there was her housemate and good friend, Ryan, in a University of South Florida Bulls shirt!
To add to the excitement, Brian got his driver's license on Tuesday . . . finally!
(5th time's the charm, right, Brian?)
Today Brian is doing last-minute college paperwork...
While DH packs the Casita...
And the 4-Runner . . . for the long drive to Tampa.
He actually managed to fit everything for Brian's dorm room into the back . . . sort of.
I still remember my first day at college (a long time ago...class of '69) and hope Brian has as many exciting opportunities as a college freshman as I was lucky enough to have.