Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Back To School: A Camel, A Shark, Jackson & A Backpack

Jackson went back to school, his final year in high school, this week. My wishing for a bit more summer didn't work this year anymore than it did any other year. But this is a very different kind of year in so many ways: this year he was ready to leave all on his own and early.

I wonder if he'll have to do the proverbial essay: "What I Did This Summer." Leading camels to water (peanut butter on his face helped keep it moving), releasing sharks back into the ocean after a photo op and shopping; back to school shopping on his own. I didn't know last year when we were hunting for backpacks together that might be the last time. 

I dropped him off this morning - early - admiring the backpack he'd shopped for without me, not one like last year sort of black and limp, made of an unknown material. These straps are leather, the fittings are Prada-backpack worthy and the whole thing just seriously wonderful. I looked closer and saw that it was a Filson, a company founded in 1897. On his own, with his own money. Beautiful ...

 Filson website link here.


  1. I have a very similar backback, but mine's heavy duty canvas with leather detailing. Pretty much the same shape and buckle's though.

    Oh, thanks for calling the bloglovin' thing to my attention. :) I joined it quite awhile back, but the site was acting suuuuper glitchy when I tried to add the widget. Meant to try again at some point, but totally forgot. Blah, blah, blah, all this is to say that I now have a bloglovin' widget, so I'll be following you there as well.

  2. This is a serious one ... and his money.

    Great, love how easy bloglovin' is once it's working.

  3. Ah, the old peanut-butter-on-the-face trick.

  4. Love the pics, amazing summer for sure! Reminds me of my Semester At Sea days... gotta make it back to Morocco one of these days! :)


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