|My new Game-Day Dress!!!|
Let me tell you, it was.
My family visited friends in Lubbock in 1990 and I came away with the chicken pox! We had just embarked on a 2 week vacation/trip to South Dakota for a family reunion. On about Day 11 of the trip [and Day 1of the drive home] I showed the first signs of chicken pox. My parents were clued in when we went down to swim in the heated, indoor swimming pool at our hotel in Colorado. I was soooooo excited about an indoor swimming pool [any swimming pool gets me excited to this day] but the moment my little foot [it was little back then] touched the water I began to shiver.
I remember it like it was yesterday. I sat on the concrete steps, halfway submerged in the water, shaking and shivering while I watched Emily use Dad as a human jungle gym. I remember the surprised faces of my Grandparents when Mom and I met them in the elevator. They were coming down to watch us swim; they got to see Emily. I remember crying as Mom took my tell-tale temperature to determine what she highly suspected. I remember being sad that Mom had to miss out of the heated, indoor swimming pool because her 6-year-old daughter couldn't be in the hotel room by herself nor blow-dry her own 18" long hair. I remember the long & torturous 3 day drive back home. I remember Dad showing me how to wipe my tears away with the edge of my pillow case so as not to touch the pox nor make it hurt. I remember that Emily didn't come down with the awful pox until after we got home. I remember the oatmeal baths; probably the best part of dealing with chicken pox.
Yep, I remember it like yesterday. It's crazy to me that I can remember something that happened over 20 years ago when, on most days, I can barely remember what I ate for breakfast. Needless to say, when I was approached with the idea of traveling to Lubbock for the Texas A&M vs. Texas Tech game I had a tiny little panic attack. I am happy to say, though, that I made it there and back and only contracted a dry nose.
fun, football, & flying machines.
We got to have a fairly lazy day with Jeff's brother and SIL on Friday. We even carved pumpkins! I have never seen white pumpkins or squatty pumpkins such as these. The squatty ones were called 'Cinderella Pumpkins' and I briefly entertained the idea of carving out a carriage. Unfortunately they were a little pricey. But they were pretty!!!
|It was a true test of patience to find 4 'undamaged' pumpkins!|
|The completed line-up: Kevin, Me, Jeff, Liz|
We traveled to Lubbock [insert big breath] on Saturday for the big game. I am happy to report that my attitude towards Lubbock has shifted drastically and, aside from a few obnoxious individuals that I encountered that day, I think it is a really nice place. They recently had a new press box built-it is huge and really nice!
|A beautiful sunset! I understand that Lubbock sees a lot of these.|
Towards the beginning of the game, I asked Jeff if we could take a picture. He obliged and this is what I got:
He promised that we would take a real one before the game was over but preferably during a time-out or half-time. But then this happened:
|This score reflects the score prior to the end. Final score: TAMU 45 TTU 40|
Oh, and do you like my new 'Howdy' Dress?! Mom got it finished just as the last zipper was pulled shut on my suitcase. I love it! It fit perfectly and was so comfortable. I also had her put accents of hounds tooth. I'm not sure what I'm going to do next year when TAMU joins Alabama in the SEC?!?!?
I wish that I could tell you what all of these planes are and what they are doing. But I can't. I could describe them to you but I think you can do that on your own just by looking at the pictures.
I can tell you a little bit about this one. This picture here shows the opened under-body of the B-1 Bomber. I was informed that these chambers carry and drop the bombs. I also learned that it travels faster than the speed of sound. And they aren't kidding! It passed in front of us about 4 times. It would already be past us before you could hear it. But when the sound did get there, whoa! You better hold on to your ears!
|Look at the size of the wing compared to the people!|