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September 14, 2017 / Jim Fenton

Colorado Road Trip Day 7: Move-in

Thursday, August 24, 2017

CelesteStuffToday is the climax of the first part of our trip: Celeste’s move-in at University of Colorado Boulder. The move-in process at CU is very well organized. Each student is issued a parking pass with a designated drop-off area color and time window for arrival. We arrived right at 9:00 when our window began and were directed to a drop-off line while Celeste went to pick up her student ID. After a short time we were directed to a parking place and assigned a volunteer who helped load Celeste’s stuff from the car and car-top carrier into two large roll-away bins. Kenna then re-parked the car while we waited for the elevator to Celeste’s floor in the dormitory. With 12 floors and only two elevators, this was a bit of a wait but unavoidable.

Arriving at Celeste’s apartment, we were greeted by a note on the door from Celeste’s roommates welcoming her and explaining that they were out. We quickly unloaded Celeste’s stuff from the bins and thanked our volunteer, and set to the task of getting her stuff unpacked and at least preliminarily placed.


View from Celeste’s apartment

We had expected that Celeste would need some drawers for her closet but didn’t have any measurements, so we grabbed lunch together and then went over to Bed Bath and Beyond for some that would fit. Another realization is that Celeste’s bed is rather high and Celeste isn’t, so we picked up a folding step stool for her.

After returning with those items, Celeste needed to be at an all-floor meeting for her dorm as well as several evening events so Kenna and I departed. Celeste’s college life has begun.

Dinner with Susie, Ken, and family was take-out food from an excellent Indian restaurant in town. Kenna and I resolved to eat more Indian food when we get back home.

This article is part of a series about our recent road trip to Colorado and back. To see the introductory article in the series, click here.

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