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.