Evie and I spent the extended Memorial Day weekend down in Texas with Michael which was perfect. Evie was so excited to see her Papa after ten weeks apart, and got upset if he left her sight. There wasn't even a moment of shyness around him either. In fact, as soon as she saw him walk out of his squadron, she started running towards him.
The first night, we went out to eat at El Chico which was right by our hotel. It wasn't my favorite, but it didn't suck. Evie chatted Michael's ear off the entire time, and insisted he color with her.
It was in the mid-90s the whole time we were there so we spent a lot of time in our hotel room. But we did take time to enjoy the few attractions of Wichita Falls.
We went to Lucy Park which has some walking trails and the falls.
Next to Lucy Park is River Bend Nature Center which has a butterfly conservatory as well as a few trails. Evie absolutely loved it.
By Sunday night we were sick of fast food so we decided to try Logan's Roadhouse for dinner. The food was good, but I was a little weirded out by something. See, you get this bucket full of peanuts on your table.
Instead of acting like a civilized adult and putting the shells of the peanuts you eat on your plate, you throw them on the floor. No, I am serious.
I'm sorry, Texas. But I just don't get it. I thought it was kind of gross.
And then of course the main event of our trip was Michael's graduation from Tech School. It was only a fifteen minute ceremony and it mostly consisted of a couple people talking and then the pining of the Maintenance badges on the graduates. But it was great to be there just the same.
There were seven graduates.
The pictures from the ceremony didn't turn out well because of the angle of the sun coming through the windows in the hanger so I won't post them. But Michael looked very distinguished in his blues, doing his whole marching thing. :)
It was hard to leave after five days together, but soon we will be together again for good! Well, as for good as you get in the military. But at least we'll get to live together again. Twenty-nine more days!