Friday, September 9, 2011

Humboldt State University -- Part I (mostly in pictures)

The weekend before Hilary left for college, we had an August birthday/family get-together with the Haley Family. My cousin, Bernadean, fixed this fun "college basket" for Hilary. It had popcorn, Top Ramen, cookies and (a necessity if you are going to Humboldt State University)...HIPPIE CHIPS!! :0)

Hilary's cousin, Ashley, gave her "the most important items needed" when you are moving away from home for the first time...a package of toilet paper and a plunger:

The night before Hilary left, she chose to go to one of her most favorite places to eat:

The guys in there were sad to see her leave for college since she has been such a loyal customer. But, no worries, there's always Thanksgiving and Christmas break.

A goodbye picture with Lyle because he was not going with us...

We got up at 4:00 a.m. to pack the van. Yes, we had to rent a van because we could not get everything in our car.

A quick picture in front of the house before we got on the road at 6:00 a.m. We stopped in Weaverville for breakfast and continue on to Arcata.

We had mostly everything packed in boxes, and we were sooooo glad we did. Then my very, very smart husband thought about bringing his hand truck/dolly!! It was a ways from the unloading area to the dorm room.

Since this post is so long and I have so many pictures, I thought I would break it up into several posts. Check back for HSU - Part II.


  1. Great job documenting this time in your life. I know you all miss Hilary a lot but the support and love you show her and Ethan is great! Love the Hippie Chips too!