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Lionne posted 6/1/2014 16:54 PM

for Texas. Sad and proud. The fact that he is road tripping it on his motorcycle is not reassuring. A friend is following in his car and will fly home.

He found an apt. to share with a friend, in a nice development for at least six months. He can decide what to do after that. He may be in Dallas for a year or two or more. I've given him clear directions that my potential grand babies are NOT to be raised anywhere but on the East Coast.

He doesn't always listen to his mother. And that's how it should be...

nowiknow23 posted 6/1/2014 17:01 PM

Sending protective mojo for his trip, scaredyKat. (((mom hugs)))

jo2love posted 6/1/2014 17:09 PM


Sending safe mojo.

SisterMilkshake posted 6/1/2014 19:37 PM

(((scaredy))) It is so hard letting our children go. We must, and we know it, but it doesn't make it easy. Sending positive and protective mojo for his trip, peace and serenity to you.

Lionne posted 6/1/2014 20:03 PM

Too true. We raise them to lose them. I know it, knew and and worked for it.

I will feel 200% better when he is safe in Dallas. Thank goodness I can afford to fly there if I need to and he here if he is needed for anything.

Thanks for the hugs and mojo!


Jeaniegirl posted 6/1/2014 21:16 PM

ScaredKat, can't wait to hear you tell us what your son thinks of Texas :) He will love the West End and Deep Elem. And in Dallas, he's four hours from Galveston Bay, a great place to go. Austin is great too.

Better hope he doesn't fall for a Texas girl. Their dads don't like them moving away.

[This message edited by Jeaniegirl at 9:17 PM, June 1st (Sunday)]

Lionne posted 6/1/2014 21:23 PM

DS will love it, I'm sure, as long as he can sail. As for those Daddies? Well, we East coast Irish Jewish moms feel the same way?😁

SisterMilkshake posted 6/2/2014 11:57 AM

He'll be a Yankee. However, there are more and more Yankee's moving to Texas so they are getting used to them!

When does he expect to arrive at his destination?


East coast Irish Jewish moms
Thats hilarious. Knew I liked you and this totally explains it.

[This message edited by SisterMilkshake at 11:59 AM, June 2nd (Monday)]

Lionne posted 6/2/2014 12:21 PM

He expects to get there Monday. The friend he is traveling with has a mother more of worrywort than I. I try not to be up his butt. She texted me that she had finally heard from them an hour after their eta last night and had been calling. They are meandering, camping, visiting friends, seeing some sights, diverging if the weather is bad.

I'm not worried about his "Yankee-ness." He could sell ice to an Eskimo. He's a mensch in the best sense.

And I already miss him!

tushnurse posted 6/2/2014 12:28 PM

Kat, Dallas is a great city. Full of people from all over the states, and the world. Not many native Dallasites out there. I loved living there, and the main reason we moved back home was to raise our kids around family.

San Antonio is a great place to visit too, only a 4 hour drive away.

Lots and lots of great food too.

Lionne posted 6/2/2014 19:57 PM

As we were helping him to research the area, it turns out my H's first cousin lives there. So Thanksgiving is covered. DS also has a friend that he worked with as a summer intern, that is who is living with.

He is a sailor, crewing on large boats of various classes in NJ. NY and most recently in a regatta in FLA. Those folks have put him in touch with marinas in Texas, in lakes around Dallas. And my first cousin lives near Corpus Christie. Haven't seen him for years but I've talked to him on FB.

I'm not worried about his adaptation. It is ironic. We fought ALL. THE. TIME. He argued with me since he was 9 months old. And yet, he was the kid who was NOT going to go away to college and was going to buy the house next door to us when he grew up.

I'm just very grateful for cell phones, skype and email. And for the mom hugs I'm getting here!

persevere posted 6/2/2014 20:32 PM

Best of luck to your DS Kat. I'm in Austin, which I love, and originally from Corpus Christi (which is a great place to visit but you don't want to live there).

He'll be fine - Texas is great - he'll have a blast.

gahurts posted 6/3/2014 08:37 AM

Hey scaredyKat,

I was in this situation 26 years ago when I left NJ to move to southeast Texas. It was an adventure that I have truly loved and Texas became home to me. There were good things and bad of course like everything else but I'd go back in a heartbeat if I could.

As far as sailing, I learned sailing after I moved there. Galveston Bay and Lake Sabine in Port Arthur are two areas where there is quite a bit of sailing. Kemah, TX is the 3rd largest area of sailboats in the US. They are a good distance from where he is in Dallas but it is fine for a weekend trip down to rent a boat or have his own there for the weekend and head back up refreshed for Monday morning. Dallas has a lot of lake but I think it is mostly power boats - but I may be mistaken, its been a while since I was up there. I wish him (and you) all the best.

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