Weirdest. August. Ever! After being on a school schedule for 50 years, it was strange to NOT go back to school as summer came to an end. Strange and wonderful!
August 1: Oklahoma
On what would have been our first day back at school for professional development, Dede and I took a road trip to WinStar Casino and southern Oklahoma!
August 6: Arlington
Thanks to my friendship with his mom, Cindy, we have know Craig M. all his life. It was wonderful to celebrate his engagement with a party at a Rangers game! It was fun to see Ryan and Craig together again, and it was wild to see the Rangers let those homeruns fly! We were excited to see the team do so well, but we had no idea that this team would go on to win the franchise's first World Series!
August 7: Home
Happy birthday to Brett! It was a very Mario birthday thanks to the movie tie-in action figures.
August 10: Hurst and beyond
In my old school district, this was the first day of school with students. Instead of being part of all that hoopla, I took Daisy for a nice stroll around Chisholm Park! Later that afternoon, I picked Brett up at work and we were on our way to the airport! We were grateful to depart out of Terminal C because that gave us the chance to try out Dirk Nowitzki's brand-new restaurant.
August 11-12: Phoenix
At the convention, Brett reconnected with other retro gamers.
August 15-16: Home
One of my goals for retirement was to write more. While I haven't followed up on that goal as much as I would've liked, I did get my first byline in a hot minute. It was cool to see my story about my favorite TV family in Antique Week.
August 19-21: Los Angeles
During the summer I came across a social media post about a special Price Is Right episode for Survivor superfans. Ryan and I talked about it for about 30 seconds before deciding we had to go! We booked our flight--basic economy--and started making our plans.
Then The Price Is Right changed the taping date for that Survivor episode from August to September--and our basic economy flight was nonrefundable. What's a traveler to do? Well, go to California, of course!
Hurricane Hilary was dueo to arrive the next day, so our first stop was Venice Beach. After the beach, we had a wonderful dinner with our hosts, and they let us play with some of their instruments from their world travels.
August 24: Fort Worth
August almost always means a visit to Bass Hall to see Lyle Lovett and His Large Band! Kelly accompanied me this time.
August 26: Home
Daisy and I celebrated National Dog Day with her favorite treat from Dutch Bros. Love my punkin'!