View from his dorm room. It was even prettier in the fall.
For Mother’s Day, we left Fairhope and zipped up to Birmingham to spend time with college boy before he goes straight to his summer job in Mississippi. That’s right, Not. Even. Coming. Home. To. See. Me.
We helped empty his dorm room of things he won’t need this summer, which was almost everything, then spent the rest of the time enjoying a nice dinner and a bit of shopping.
The Apple Store is always the first stop for us in the big city, and this time some of the people in my family were very excited about the new Apple Watch. I still have mixed feelings about it. You have to have your iphone with you for it to work, so what’s the point? Then again, it is very, very cool looking in a Dick Tracy-esque sort of way.
The new ultra-slim 2015 MacBook caught my eye and was as light as a feather. The MacBook Air I use now is only as light as two feathers, so I’m thinking I’ll need to upgrade (hehehe).
We stayed at a cool boutique hotel, “Aloft” in Homewood.
A game of pool on the orange pool table was just what we needed before dinner at Flip Burger (teenager’s choice). The service was extremely slow, but they were slammed because of Mother’s Day (I guess other Moms had teenagers calling the shots too). But for once, I was glad it took a long time to be served, because the four of us lingered at our outdoor table overlooking the mountains and had a fun time laughing and sipping milkshakes that tasted exactly like Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.
After dinner, we climbed to the top of The Vulcan, and by “climbed,” I mean we walked up the big hill and took the elevator to the top. Except for Young Thing, who ran up the stairs and beat us to the top without even breathing hard. This is the artistic back of his noggin’ taken by his big brother.
Ahhh. The end of a great first year of college.