It was a road trip kind of sweekend.
My sister, Lisa, graduated with her MBA on Saturday from a Texas university, so K and I hopped in the car on Saturday morning to make the four-hour trek across the state line. We watched Lisa cross the stage and get that fancy-schmancy hood, and then we snapped a few pictures at her apartment before heading to Scott’s Oyster Bar to have some celebratory food.
Left: Lisa and her bestie Lindsey
Top Right: Lisa and her dad
Bottom Right: Lisa and Mom
Left: Lisa and Kevin
Right: Lisa and some weirdo
My meal of fried oysters and stuffed crab was so tasty and gluttonous, I vowed to not eat anything else that day. And I had every intention of making good on that vow…until that evening when we went to Marble Slab and I HAD to get some dark chocolate ice cream with pecans. And I didn’t need to eat another bite all day.
But then it was a new day and Lisa and Lindsey introduced Kevin and me to their favorite breakfast spot – Ye Old Pancake Station. Oh my breakfast. Eggs, hash browns, bacon, and biscuits and gravy. It was really good – not greasy like breakfast feasts of the like often are. And the place was hoppin’ – their great service and food are obviously a hit in Amarillo.
We headed west after breakfast, stopping at my parent’s house on the drive home. I was able to spend a little time with my mama and provide her with a little lunch (her only requests on Mother’s Day: pizza and a coke). Then she had to get back work on farm stuff in the gusty eastern-New Mexico wind. She and my step-dad work so hard on the family farm/ranch, and I really admire them for their work ethic, their passion for agriculture, and the life they lead. I come from good people, people.
Speaking of good people…it was awesome to celebrate Lisa and her MBA accomplishment. She finished the program in a year, while working a full schedule the entire time. She did awesome and I could not be more proud or tickled pink for her. She begins her new job on June 2, and great things are in her future. Of that I am certain.
Two of my favorite ladies.
Poor Kevin had to have a strong grip on the steering wheel on the drive home. That wind didn’t stop blowing for a single moment. We made it home and he was able to grab a nap before we met his parents for dinner. We celebrated his mom at a local favorite restaurant and topped it off with some gelato. His mom is one of the kindest, most caring and optimistic people I have ever met and she is such a wonderful mother-in-law and friend.
Family photo – complete with Bailey
Mother and son.
That was the weekend. It was full of celebrations and quality time, so a sweet one indeed.
How was your weekend?