We are home from our very quick trip to Columbus, Ohio. Boy did I have a great time seeing my son. He swam in an inter-squad meet to get ready for the season. He did well considering the team is way, way bigger than I thought. He is definitely near the bottom of the barrel, but that is where he should be as a Freshman. He is bigger, stronger, and a lot paler. Not much sun there in Columbus. We were greeted by Mr. 18 year old at his dorm on Friday. We were able to get him a quick meal before he had to return to the pool. We saw him at the meet, then he went out for pizza with us.
Saturday there was an Alumni meet which we were able to see despite the ridiculous, cold rain pouring down. After a quick hug after the meet we went to the Ohio State/Purdue game. Very fun, very cold and windy, and did I say cold? I am a thin blooded Florida girl, the wind whipping around the stadium was fierce. Lucky for us the rain had stopped so we were not getting drenched, too.
We had a great time even though we left a little early and missed the best part of the game.
I finished Mr. 18 year old's scarf in the hotel room
He actually put it on so I could take his picture! We took him to dinner and shopping for winter apparel Saturday evening. Then it was time to see his dorm room and say good bye. First the dorm room wasn't near as messy as I thought it was going to be. His room mate is a bit obsessive about cleanliness. I can guarantee you they are not well matched but that is part of the whole experience isn't it? I shed a few tears knowing I won't see him until Thanksgiving. But he is happy, healthy and I think doing well. What more could you ask for?