Saturday, August 11, 2012

Saturday Snapshot -- Florida

To participate in the Saturday Snapshot meme post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post on Alyce's blog At Home With Books. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don’t post random photos that you find online.
We're in Florida to drop Spencer off for his first year of college. Here we are on the beach the day before college check in.

While Spencer looked for a pick-up basketball game, Earl and I relaxed on the hotel terrace. This was our view.

And the next morning, I went for an early morning walk along the beach. It looked like it might storm, but it didn't.
The blue helps describe my mood as I leave my 18-year-old at college, 16 hours away from home.
Hope you all are having a good Saturday.

18 comments:

Dragonfly Daydreams said...

Ohhh Paulita, your baby has gone to college! Such mixed emotions - the blue, stormy evening sky was the perfect pic to portray your feelings. My husband & I sometimes dream of this day, but I know we will have contrary feelings when it actually does arrive xoxo

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

OMG...sixteen hours from home! That would be difficult to take.

Of course, my oldest is now 14 hours away by plane...lol

Here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

JoAnn said...

It's hard to drop a child off at college for the first time, but must be even more difficult so far from home...

gautami tripathy said...

Think like this: it had to be done for the sake of his future.

That blue shot is great!


Here is my Saturday Snapshot post!

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Our son went to college in Ca. Could not have been further away..... At least Florida is a fun place to visit! Best of luck to him!

Marie said...

AWW How sad to leave behind a kid at school.. their new home! My youngest is starting Kindergarten, and I have been TRYING to prepare myself. ;)

My Snapshot
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Kailana said...

I hope your son has a successful first year of college! And you can't complain that you will get to visit such a nice place when you check up on him. :)

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

That is a long distance but sure u will all do fine. Love the pictures

Alyce said...

I remember how excited I was when my parents dropped me off for college. It looks like a beautiful place to go to school!

Carolyn Wilker said...

I remember leaving two students at college and university at different times and thinking how quiet the house had suddenly become-- until their vacation time. :)

Lovely pics.

Louise said...

Lovely photos, it'll be a great place to visit, although it is such a long drive. Exciting times, although big changes are always difficult.

Staci said...

The pictures are great and that last one is such an amazing color of blue. Hugs to you....it has to be hard to leave.

Lmkazmierczak said...

We sent two of our kids off to FL schools, Embry Riddle and UCF...both are thriving and we enjoy working in a Feb visit♫♪

Wrighty said...

Your photos are beautiful and I would have loved to go to college in Florida! What a great place for you to visit in those cold winter months. I'm sorry for your heavy heart (I hated it) but I hope he does well. Best of luck to all!

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

Looks like it will be a great place to go to school and you'll have a nice place to visit. And Skype's not so bad for keeping in touch. When I went away to college (in the dark ages) we barely had telephone, it was so expensive to call long distance!

Christine Harding said...

Been away from a week, so I'm catching up. My Saturday Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/a62PX Your photos look so exotic ... palm trees, sand, sea. They are lovely.

Esme said...

How exciting that you are going to writing a memoir. You are right there are lots of memoirs originating in France.

Patricia Kincer said...

He's closer than France, where you lived one summer. He will be fine.
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