Pickle was able to spend Saturday night in the dorm room with AJ, so that was kind of cool. The roommate wasn't there yet, and she camped out on the futon. They got to have some quality sibling time, and it was nice knowing he wasn't spending his first night in the dorm alone.
Sunday morning we checked out of our hotel and picked them up for breakfast at about 8:30am. We made one last stop by one of the campus book stores and picked up some push pins, and a last souvenir. We found a local spot for breakfast, and enjoyed a last meal together.
Before long, it was time to head back to the dorm...where we tried to take some pictures. I did pretty good for the first couple of pictures, I really did. Then the water works kicked in a little. Just some tears, no big "ugly" cry. I only went thru a Kleenex or two...no, not a box or two.
Round one of pictures looked like this-
After those few, it was Kleenex time for a sec...I know we were all dreading the actual driving away part, and postponing as much as we could. AJ asked if we would stick around for a few more minutes so he could run up to his room, grab his Frisbee so he and Hubby could toss it around for a few minutes. OF COURSE we could stick around!!
They had a good time playing one of the Frisbee Golf holes on the course just across the street from AJ's dorm.
Round two of pictures was a bit better, I didn't start crying until we got in the car. Last hugs, last kisses, more tears.
Oh, I do love this boy!
And whether or not they will admit it, I know Pickle and AJ will miss each other a lot. (Bear already had to say her goodbyes since she couldn't come on this trip with us.)
Finally at about 10:30am, we got in the car, and pulled away. Yes, it was tough, very, very tough. But he is happy, and I keep reminding myself of that.
So long Purdue, I hope to see you again soon. Take care of my Boy.
-Posted using BlogPress from my iPad and we are on the road, heading home.