Nate was really excited to see a few snowflakes. We went to the Wal-Mart to pick up a few things and Nate saw a small pile of snow. As a true Southerner, he didn't have a clue so when he went to make a snowball only to find that it was a frozen chunk. Also in true Southern fashion, Nathan didn't think he needed his winter coat. He insisted that he'd be warm enough with his fleece jacket and a soft shell jacket. After spending a few moments in the East, Nathan decided he might need a hat. Duh! I think Nathan is going to learn the true meaning of frigid, bone-chilling cold if he goes to West Point. Above is Nathan in a ski mask (he didn't buy this one) and then you'll see Nate jumping on his father (one of his favorite things to do). Bet you didn't know you could this much fun at Wal-Mart, huh?
We arrive at West Point by 8 am and we'll tour the campus. Then we'll say goodbye to Nate as he shadows a cadet and spends the night in the barracks. Mark and I will return to our hotel room without our boy. That will be weird. I'm just taking this one step at a time, trying to not get ahead of myself. Taking in the experience, asking the Lord to give us all wisdom and direction, I'll keep you posted. Stay tuned!