But it gets easier as the years go by (not that I actually make the trip any more. That's my wife's job)
My daughter is going to be a junior, which amazes me. They are starting late this year, but she convinced the college to let her move in a week early because she's on the track team and their meets start before the school year!
The tourist information all says that the North Carolina Zoological Park is in Asheboro. I beg to differ. Today was move-in day at UNC Chapel Hill. It was wilder than any zoo I've ever seen. The older boy is off to University. I'm stressed. His mother is stressed. He's apparently relaxed. It makes me think he doesn't have a clue how hard he is going to have to work the next couple of years.
The good news is we that accidentally left home late enough that a lot of the rush was over before we got there. The bad news is that 'crowded' is a somewhat relative term. It's hard to imagine how crowded it was at the beginning of the day. There was no place to park. There were lines. There was high stress. And that was just the PARENTS.
Somewhere along the way we realized that the kid's car's registration expired last week and the new tag hadn't made it on to the car. I paid for it in June, and I know we received it ... but I don't have a clue where it is. Thankfully they gave us a parking sticker anyway. And by the end of the day we even found an empty space in the dorm lot. I told him to park it and leave it alone until we get a replacement registration. Not that there is any need for a car in Chapel Hill, but he'll still want to go somewhere.