Hope all the sick kiddos are on the mend. We spent the weekend at parents’ weekend with S. Since he had 4 of his mid-terms the prior week he was ready for a break and for R & R. We took him and several friends to a casual dinner on Friday night. Its amazing how much the kids will eat when mom or dad is footing the bill!
On Saturday, the weather was sunny and in the 60's. After a morning on-campus presentation about study abroad programs that was very well done and well attended, we met S and headed out on foot for the day in DC. We took the river front hiking and bike paths from Georgetown all the way to the Lincoln Memorial. We then walked the mall and gardens and viewed the Vietnam, WW II, and Korean War memorials and finished at the new MLK memorial. During the walk we detoured to the Smithsonian Natural history Museum to see the Ft McHenry / Star Spangled Banner flag that was restored and is now back on display. After seeing it a few years ago during restoration, it is quite a sight!
We cabbed back to the campus and returned to our hotel. We then met S for a nice dinner with just the family. It was his pick and he did well. D-14 was with us and she stayed the night in the dorm with him.
Following a Sunday family brunch provided by the College, we walked to the shops area to re-stock S with a few items from the local CVS that he forgot to ask us to bring him, It was then time for goodbyes and the six hour ride home.
The good news it that he is having a very good sophomore year. It’s hard to believe he and his friends are already talking about housing for junior year, study abroad options for junior year, and pre-registration for spring semester. He is home for Thanksgiving in less than 5 weeks and the term is over in less than 4 weeks after that.
Can anyone say book your reservations for graduation? LOL Hmm......... maybe a countdown is needed.