You have been wonderful. Your people are friendly and your skies are sunny. We will miss your fantastic eateries such as Lucille's, Thai Flavor, and Abe's Greek Food. We will miss your luscious mountains and cool air. We will also miss all the healthy, dog walking, environmentally friendly families who are playing baseball on Monday nights.
During the 17 hours that we were on the road to Austin, I jotted down some things that were memorable:
1. Seeing an Oklahoma sunset again
2. Having Sonic for lunch (sonic number 1 with cheese hold the mayo)
3. Having Stephanie read me Hunger Games aloud in the car to keep me awake
4. Watching Dave manuver the 16 foot Penske moving van with ease. That's hot.
5. Passing a mini van where a big brother was helping his little brother put his straw in his drink. You had to be there, it was touching.
6. Stopping at Mexico Lindo for white queso. Mmmmmm...
7. Passing Keystone Lake in Oklahoma and seeing the beautiful green trees.
8. Seeing a sign for Kick-a-poo Nation and knowing I was in Oklahoma
9. Getting to see my 2 adorable nephews for 20 minutes - laying on the bed reading stories and laughing about spiderman.
10. Surprising my sister Stephanie with a pancake breakfast for her birthday.
11. Driving through Norman and seeing the exits I used to take when I went to OU.
12. Passing an old man on I-35 south with veteran bumper stickers and a leopard print steering wheel cover.
Just to elaborate on #9 really quick - my nephews are so cute! Right when we got there, Isaac did a somer sault and said, "can you do that Jessica?" I was about to say "not any more" but then I thought, heck yes I can do a somer sault! In my day, I was the best somer saulter in my neighborhood. So I tossed my purse in the grass and did a clumsy somer sault. His response was, "wow."
In the meantime Alex was doing somer saults and twirl-like moves to impress me. They are both so adorable. Alex calls me "esca" and Isaac said, "Where have you been? We've been waiting for you for 20 years."
I love family.