Syracuse Orangemen: Redux

OK, I got the camera back from my lovely daughter, and am now able to post some pix from your sojourn northwards to visit Dylan:

First up, mom & dad


Then the princess


Mom and the man of the hour


OK, now we’re really wearing out our welcome:


And we can’t leave without the requisite football game. Go Orange!


Oh yeah, and we got ID for the whole family!


The Perfessor

Orange Rules!

Syracuse-MomYeah, yeah, after years of listening to music it is a tough thing to say, but you know, now that my son, Dylan, is attending Syracuse University, we sort of have to go that way these days.

Syracuse-DadThis past weekend, we all went up to visit Dylan for Family weekend, and attended a Syracuse football game (yes, they even won 28-14). Anyway, it was a fun weekend.

We got to see the campus and purchase a metric tonne of Syracuse Spirit-wear (most of which went to Kayla, our parents, and other relatives). I’ll be posting some pics as soon as I can gain access to the camera and download them. In the mean time, here are a couple of buttons that Shelly & I wore all weekend long to identify us as Syracuse parents (and to embarrass Dylan).

Day 2 without Dylan

Day 2 without Dylan

Melancholy Days

dylan's-roomI haven’t posted in a couple of days, and I’m feeling a bit off right now (Yeah, yeah, I know that some of you Walt are going to say that I have always been “a little bit off”), but that’s because over the weekend I drove up to Syracuse to drop my eldest off to attend college there.

Yeah, yeah, I know that I should be happy that he got into such a prestigious school and all, but I’m really having a difficult time adjusting to this new phase in all of our lives (and, of course, the fact the he will probably never live with me again).

Not entirely sure that I was ready for this. Truth to tell, I’m taking this harder than either my wife or our daughter (who spent the weekend cleaning up her own room, and measuring his to see if her stuff would fit in it). Sweet kid, eh?

Anyway. I’m feeling a little melancholy and, well, hopefully I’ll feel better as the week wears on.

The Perfessor

Off to Syracuse to take the boy to colle…

Off to Syracuse to take the boy to college!