Continuing my b-vlog reading of “The Empty-Nest Road Trip Blues: An Interactive Journal from A Dad’s Point-of-View,” we move on to Day Seven and our visit to Cleveland and the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame. Get the PDF for $2.79 at BruceSallan.com or the Kindle version for $2.99 at Amazon. Also available in Nook and at Apple.
I continue to read from my new e-book, The Empty-Nest Road Trip Blues: An Interactive Journal from A Dad’s Point-of-View. This time the boys are in Chicago! Buy it now, for less than the cost of a Starbucks!
I woke my son up to show him the just-arrived 2013 Ford Flex we got for our trip!
I’m about to embark on a road trip. Not just any road trip but one with my first-born son across America from Los Angeles to Boston to begin college. Not just any road trip, but also a huge journey from childhood to adulthood for him, and from a clingy loving dad to empty nester for me. Yes, I will have my other son at home, but the first one to leave is big. Our home will not be the same and our family dynamics will not be the same. Ford has generously loaned us a fully loaded brand-new 2013 Ford Flex for the drive. We are going in style!
Human nature is such that when something doesn’t directly affect you, it’s easy to not pay attention. Such has been the case for this dad regarding the escalating costs of college, the incredible competition to get in, and all the bizarre and increasingly complex options to try and pay for it all. Maybe it’s a scam on us parents? Maybe it’s another bubble about to burst as some say about the over 1 trillion in student debt? All I know is we are paying a ridiculous fortune to send our first-born to a private college in Boston.