Texas A&M

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On Sunday I went to church, said hello to Bethany Lutheran’s Comfort Dogs, and then headed home to finish packing up. I said goodbye to my family and to our dog Sunny. My Mom and Grandma drove to College Station. We left Austin at 11:30 am, less than 48 hours from arriving from Washington.

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We stopped at Bastrop at Buc-ee’s to fill up gas and to grab some lunch. For all those who do not know what Buc-ee’s are, they are a massive gas stations that are almost like a grocery stores. They have over 50 gas pumps, almost all of them full and more toilets than any other bathroom I have ever been in.

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We reached A&M at about 2 pm. I got to see the house that I was going to stay at for the first time. I am sharing a house with Brandon and Joel. Brandon and I were both in Boy Scout Troop 505 together. After unloading the little I brought with me, we went to Academy. My brother Max and Dad brought pretty much everything I needed for college to the house already. At Academy, I bought socks, the one thing I did not have any of. From there, we went to HEB to buy food and ended up buying way more than I thought, but I am sure we will eat all of it.

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Before leaving, my Mom made up some great spaghetti and Brandon joined us for dinner. Soon after dinner, my Mom and Grandma headed home. About 45 minutes after they left, I was putting my bike back together. I had removed the tires so I could fit in the car. I realized that I had left a critical piece of the bike in the car. It was too late for them to turn around, so I suddenly did not have any means of getting to school.  I was figuring out the nearest bus route, when Brandon offered to let me use his bike, which I gratefully accepted.

I ended the day by shaving, it took quite a bit to trim it, then shave it off.  All in all, it was a 40 min process.

Austin, TX to College Station, TX

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