I’m not sure what this introduction paragraph should contain to effectively transition from last month’s advances in spinach to whatever I want to talk about now, so I’m going to skip it.
I went to visit Laura a couple weeks ago! We have somewhat of a pact to try to see each other once a year, but if we procrastinate too much, the holidays get in the way. So, October 1 might not SEEM too last-minute, but it was a closer call than you might think.
As just a little background, we were roommates for four years back in college. Here we were then:
And here we are nowish:
Anyway, here are some highlights from this year’s visit!
- Meeting, befriending, and walking this dog:
- Watching leaves turn colors, the way they don’t in Texas.
- Running amok at the 40th annual Balloon Fiesta. Although we had to get up at 5:30am to eventually hike 2 miles along the interstate to get there in time for the Mass Ascension, it was pretty magical. In fact, it was probably more magical because we worked so hard to earn it :)
We spent the rest of the time eating various burritos and talking about life as grown-ups, just like we used to do in college. Everyone should have a friend like Laura; no matter how much time goes by, we can still relate. It shows you that some constants in life are possible even amidst change, and that’s reassuring.