Well the first of my baby birds has flown away.

We took Ryan to Syracuse University on Thursday.  He had a little trepidation about the size of the school and I think the idea of being away from home was finally sinking in.   But he met his three roommates and had a fun time watching human Foosball that night, so he thinks it’ll be okay now.  We miss him and his dog misses him, but we know it won’t be long until he’s home again.

Ryan's room before packing for Syracuse
Ryan’s room before packing for Syracuse
Packing up to go
Packing up to go
Ryan's room after packing for Syracuse
Ryan’s room after packing for Syracuse
How did it all fit in here?
How did it all fit in here?
Welcome to Syracuse
Welcome to Syracuse
A view from the physics building of the famous Carrier Dome
A view from the physics building of the famous Carrier Dome
Time to unpack. Seven floors up on a huge campus. A new life is starting for him.
Time to unpack. Seven floors up on a huge campus. A new life is starting for him.
All unpacked. His comforter was supposed to be blue. It came in three days before we had to leave as lime green. He says, "It's okay, I'll make it work" as he throws the blanket his girlfriend made for him on it. :)
All unpacked. His comforter was supposed to be blue. It came in three days before we had to leave as lime green. He says, “It’s okay, I’ll make it work” as he throws the blanket his girlfriend made for him on it. 🙂
Pictures of his girlfriend, best friend, sister and dog. Just like home.
Pictures of his girlfriend, best friend, sister and dog. Just like home.
Happy to be at Syracuse. We're so proud of him.
Happy to be at Syracuse. We’re so proud of him!

We had to go up around 300 steps to (because someone said so) to go over to the bookstore to get a few things he needed, and of course some ‘Cuse fan gear.  My body started rebelling on about the 50th step.  Luckily we figured out that we could catch a shuttle back to the dorm that took about 5 minutes to get there. Why did we have to walk when there was a shuttle?!! So I had run out of steam that caused a 3 day flare-up.  But, I’m so glad I got to participate in this right of passage for him.  🙂

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