The Second Year

Well we survived year two of dropping Dee off at college.  It sure doesn’t get any easier.  As a matter of fact, for some reason it was harder for me this year.  We had a really nice summer together as a family and I’m sad to see it come to an end.  I think now that she is a sophomore it is all the more real that she is leaving the nest for good slowly but surely.  

We love a road trip though.  It’s always so fun to pack up the car, blast the music and cruise to faraway places together.  The fact that Dee goes to school right near Philly is awesome and we were so excited to go check out their China Town and Little Italy…

 At first I was very worried about the idea of her being so close to the city and going downtown with friends occasionally via train and subway.  It still makes me a little nervous just because you never know what can happen but it is true that if you know the safe parts to go and are street smart and travel with friends, Philadelphia is really a beautiful place rich with culture and art.  I’m excited for her experiences and happy she is being exposed to new places and things outside of our small New England town.

We went to an amazing little Italian restaurant for dinner called Ralph’s.  I highly recommend it for anyone who visits.  The food was spectacular and the prices affordable.  I love that it has been in the family for so many years and the owners and staff were so welcoming.

Unloading her stuff was a royal pain as usual.  I really wish someone would come up with a better (and not expensive) system… packing and lugging all of her belongings back and forth from PA to CT each year is horrible.  Storage is offered but so expensive.  It’d be so nice if somehow they could just stay in the same dorm room but I’m sure that could get pretty unsanitary with so many college students leaving things behind.

Oh her campus is just so beautiful.  I could spend hours and hours just walking around and taking it all in.  I am so thankful she is surrounded by so much beauty each day.

She will kill me for posting this but too bad 🙂 – Piggy and Wolfy have been with her since she was a little girl.  They are very special and it both warms my heart and tugs at it to see that they are going to college along with my girl each year.  

We did our best to help her get unpacked and organized but of course there is still so much for her to do after we’ve left.  She’s involved in so many wonderful projects and opportunities there and while it will never be easy letting my girl go, it does help to know she is in a safe and wonderful learning environment.

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