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Uploaded: Sep 5, 2010

My daughter Adrienne, a 2008 PALY grad, shipped off on Jet Blue Saturday night for her junior year at Middlebury College in Vermont.

Her summer back in Palo Alto included some down time, working as a Camp Galileo Counselor at Walter Hays, and socializing with friends she grew up with. By all accounts, she had a pleasant summer.

She and I had some enjoyable times at events downtown and at dining establishments, but I mainly gave her a great deal of space.

It is somewhat confusing to be a parent of a college age student who is an "adult" legally, but of course is still your child, living under your roof, for a few summer months.