Opening day for doves this morning but we're not in the field this year. The Son&Heir and I are packing the car and heading north to his college in the Bay Area (Vallejo) today. At least we'll be passing through some prime dove habitat.
Classes start next week but he's got 3 days of orientation this week: everything from dorm check in, to swim tests, uniform fittings and bonding/social mixer type events. I'm staying for the parents orientation program on Friday and my wife will fly up Thursday on a 1-way ticket for that. We'll make the roadtrip back together. Hopefully the LA forest fires don't interfere with our route up I-5.
Between now and Friday I will just be hanging in the area and being the "Bank of Dad" for last minute dorm purchases/Costco/Walmart runs as needed (printer, fridge, micro as needed).
Managed to get one day of meetings scheduled up in the general area so will be able to expense at least one day of the trip.
Maybe next year...
"We'll get together then son. You know we'll have a good time then..."