Last weekend we visited my beautiful hometown, Laurinburg, NC. Although my parents are natives of Myrtle Beach SC and live there again now, I have always considered Laurinburg, where we lived for fifteen years, as my real home.
David, Son, and I drove down to meet my father, who came up from SC to celebrate the inauguration of one of his former students as president of St. Andrews college.
Son was thrilled to be on the beautiful campus...
St. Andrews, in addition to being a real home to Scottish culture in America, has since its founding believed in both full access for students with disabilities and in an academic approach far more interdisciplinary than most universities provide. You can even minor in Bagpipes!
The inaugural ceremony began when the pipe band and the faculty and guests marched across the lake:
Son paused to greet his granddaddy in his cool academic robes:
Grandaddy liked Son's outfit, too:
In the evening, we went to an evening concert by the award-winning St. Andrews Pipe Band.
Although the concert was very loud, Son loved it. He even got to try out the instruments!
All in all, a lovely weekend.