Even though it was almost midnight when I walked in the door last night there was one excited little pooch dancing around to greet me! And the cowboy was glad to see me too! Flights going to Austin were perfectly on time but the return flights last night were both running late.
It is always a joy to spend time with Shirley, Elaine and Kelly. Our friendships evolved over the years while the four of us worked for Kimberly-Clark as nurse consultants. After retiring the four of us vowed to keep in touch and we have—gathering at least once a year to catch up.
It was a busy four days as it always is—a night out on the town in the booming metropolis of Schulenberg with live music and pizza started our celebration. Thursday we braved the heat and walked through parts of the Round Top Antique and Flea Market. I am a southern girl but there is absolutely no way I could live in the south again—the heat and humidity zap my energy so quickly. Thursday evening some of Shirley’s friends joined us for a happy hour.
Friday we lunched/shopped and in the evening drove to Columbus, TX for TexMex food. Saturday we enjoyed a leisurely morning and lunch before loading our bags into the rental car and heading for Austin and the airport.
At least six years ago we planted three apple trees. This is the first year we’ve had apples and only on one tree, the State Fair apple tree. I picked all the apples this afternoon and will try them out in a dessert.
It’s good to be home!