Allyson goes to Baylor!

The area that caused a lot of consternation on this road trip was how to get all of Ally’s personal belongings and luggage for four on the long drive to Waco. We were going to rent a U-haul but instead we used space saver bags that you vacuum seal. We were able to store a closet full of clothes, chest of drawers along with all new bedding in one large bag. I was amazed. It took two people to carry the bag. One small duffel with shoes and we were set. We planned on buying the rest of her dorm supplies in Waco.

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We drove from 8:45 am on Monday until 3:30 in the morning Tuesday to Fredericksburg. This little village was a German enclave founded before the civil war in the Hill Country of Texas. It had the coolest main street with awesome shopping and bed and breakfasts. We had to hit the road so we did not get to really experience the town. But we will return for another visit next trip.

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When we arrived at school there were hundreds of volunteers that carried in your luggage. We did not have to unload anything. It was very helpful. The campus is amazing, the Heritage House where she is housed was beautiful.
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Now we just need to decide over the next couple days how to decorate Ally’s room. To no surprise of anyone, the theme was decided in advance and Mom and daughters had to decide where to shop first. Now we just need to decide over the next couple days how to decorate Ally’s room.  (lower left) Two team mates Briesha and Britta with Courtney and Allyson live on the same floor.

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Allyson’s dorm was beautiful both on the inside as well as the outside. They had a huge chessboard  outside the doors for fun.

 

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I do not know how many times we went to Walmart and Target. We also hit other stores such as Home Depot, Ross, Bed Beth and Beyond, to name a few. The real find was Hobby Lobby. Everything was 50 percent off!

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The transformation was amazing. Futons, pillows, pictures, frames, mirrors, curtains, etc. Laura, brought the trusty glue gun for a myriad of uses including adding bling to a number of decorating pieces like the lamp shades.

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Even the bathroom got a makeover. Ally has a private bath that she and her room mate have for themselves. Not the same program that I had in College.

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1 comment

August 23, 2011 - 7:24 am

Justin - Wow Dave, what a neat experience! Sending #2 to college… and yes to an earlier comment, you and laura are now orphans haha. no but seriously congratulations and how exciting for Ally. The school is gorgeous, and your pics/blog totally tell the story, love it. I did receive your vm yesterday and will call you this morning. Talk soon. JC

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