Sean’s law school class celebrated it’s 10 year reunion the other weekend. We dropped Wes off with my mom and dad and we headed to Cornell to be with his 2007 classmates.
Cornell and Ithaca are really special to Sean. He worked full time and attended school full time in undergrad, so he didn’t have the carefree experience most people I know had as undergraduates. But law school was much more fun for him. It wasn’t entirely carefree, but he bonded with classmates, traveled to some fantastic places, tried some new foods, and just generally enjoyed himself. Ithaca is so special to him that we’ve actually been twice before.
Not everyone Sean would have liked to catch up with came to this reunion. We ended up talking and really enjoying the company of some of his classmates that he knew but not well. While he wished he had the opportunity to see some of the people that didn’t come, he told me the weekend exceeded his expectations. So that’s a real win!
Cornell’s law school is all within one building, and they had plenty of activities to keep you busy the whole weekend. We were able to pick and choose what to attend, which was perfect for us. While it was no Switzerland or France, this weekend counts as our child-free vacation for the summer. We were really happy to be able to spend some time enjoying the law school and Sean’s classmates, but also having dinners and doing activities just the two of us. Some amount of child-free time each summer is becoming a tradition we really love. It’s really nice to recharge our relationship batteries and have time to provide the other with undivided attention. Even if it was only 3-ish days this time, it was a great refresh.
We may have checked the box on law school reunions, but we’ll be back to Ithaca. Some of Sean’s classmates found lake houses that included fire pits and kayaks. I think there’s a lake house visit with Wes and BA2 in our future so we can enjoy Ithaca, Cornell, and the surrounding areas as a family. I’m already looking forward to it!