The Royal Treatment

My oldest nephew, Andrew is now in his first year at the University of Texas, our old alma mater. So, we picked him up at his dorm to take him to lunch. Nothing like your aunt hopping out of a VW bus to hug and embarrass you when you’re away at school. But that wasn’t the worst. Apparently, there is a short in the warning lights, so after a few minutes of them flashing while we waited for Andrew to come down, it killed the battery. So to top off his aunt hugging him (and later losing my cell phone, which ended up being in my pocket), his uncle was under the back of the van in the dorm parking lot. We have 2 batteries, so Jason was able to jump the battery with our spare.

Our lunch improved things with a celebrity sighting.  Well, Texas celebrities. Texas football legends Darrell Royal and Marty Akins sat behind us. I’m not sure if Andrew was impressed or not, but we made him get in the photo anyway. I mean come on, how often does Coach Royal get to pose for a photo with Red Beard?

And so, life is good in Austin and we’ll be staying a few more days.

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7 thoughts on “The Royal Treatment

  • December 16, 2009 at 2:03 PM
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    Hook ’em ‘horns! Wait, I meant, Go Biiiiiig Red! Or did that already happen?
    Anyway, happy holidays to y’all.

    Alright,
    whc03grady.

  • December 16, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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    Tell me you ate at El Patio – AWESOME!! I’d know that liquor store parking lot anywhere. That’s the best Darrell Royal pic I’ve seen in a long time. Curious to hear where you are now –

  • December 16, 2009 at 4:21 PM
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    i have no comment. but i do have one question – did you have queso for lunch? is that a dumb question?

  • December 16, 2009 at 7:00 PM
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    Strubbe – you know your parking lots! El Patio. Now with chips instead of saltines.

    Julie – it wouldn’t be Tex-Mex without a big bowl of queso. Ahhhhh….. cheeeeeesy 😉

  • December 16, 2009 at 7:12 PM
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    Even as a long-time Longhorn fan, I have to say the Cornhuskers were the better team that day.

  • December 17, 2009 at 12:47 AM
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    Have some ribs at Ironworks for me. If you go dancing at Broken Spoke, tell Jesse Dayton that Peter said Hi.

    Envious. Enjoy your trip.

    -P

  • December 20, 2009 at 11:22 AM
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    As a side note, former UT QB Marty Akins’ sister Mina Brees is mother to Saints QB Drew Brees . . . you were truly in football royalty that day!

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