October 14, 2013 by Last Star blog
Or everything is better in Texas! Since we are ‘between’ spaces and places we took the opportunity to go to Texas for Cole’s fraternity parent’s weekend in Austin. We were lucky enough to bracket this with a night before and after in Houston to visit friends and family. It was a wonderful visit!
We were able to catch up with dear friends from our college days. Monica and Jed came to visit us in the Bahamas and we crashed their house to say hello. Abby and Eric are expected a baby in January, she was the most beautiful bride and now she is a beautiful pregnant woman! It is just not fair that someone can be gorgeous during every life event! It was a treat to catch and up and laugh about life.
The weekend in Austin in Cole was coincident with his birthday. Last year we were on the Last Star and away from him for the first time, ever! So, this was a bonus.
The weekend consisted of hanging out in his apartment and meeting his roommates, who are all really terrific guys. After his freshman roommate nightmare this is a real relief for us! He is happy there and that makes us happy. There was a parent BBQ one afternoon, strolls through campus, a visit to the capital and of course a UT football game.
The weather was less than cooperative as we tried to get a picture of Cole with the statue of Stevie Ray Von for his Aunt. We thought we could make it and then the sky opened up!! We were drenched through making us all laugh. We re-attacked the next day and the sun was glorious.
On our way out of Texas we went back to Houston to see my family!!! We drove by our old houses, here is the house I grew up in, and it hasn’t changed one bit!! Hank’s house had changed dramatically so we didn’t take the picture.
What a great trip and such a pleasure to spend time with friends and family.