We had a fun, uneventful, but very enjoyable time together this weekend.
Lori and I met Julie for supper at our favorite Starkville restaurant, Oby's. But before we decided for sure that's where we wanted to eat, we considered a couple of more places. Julie's daddy, who lives in Starkville, suggested the Dawg House if we wanted some place different. So Lori and I asked the (young) guy who was checking us into the hotel if he recommended the Dawg House. He looked at us, thought a moment, and then said, "Well……I am not sure if the Dawg House is where you ladies want to go…..it is a Friday night and all…..there will be lots of college students there…..you MAY BE TOO MATURE FOR THAT CROWD!!
What did he just say?
Did he mean mature as in "too old"?
We weren't sure. So we just opted to dine at Oby's, and we were not disappointed! We enjoyed our yummy sandwiches and fries, and we talked and laughed and talked and laughed (and drank lots of sweet tea) until we were almost the last people still in the restaurant.
When we arrived back at the hotel, the nice young guy at the front desk asked us where we ended up going for supper.
I told him, "Oby's. With the mature crowd."
He sheepishly grinned.
Lori and I talked until about midnight, and then Saturday morning we met Julie and Jean Ann at the Kim C. Gee Race For Awareness at 8:30. Lori and Julie did not bring running/walking clothes, and we already knew that Jean Ann was just going to spectate, so I decided to just watch too!
Jean Ann, Me, Julie, and Lori.
Young college girls!
As I expected, we shed a few tears when we saw Kim's husband, mother, sisters, and children. But it was so good seeing all of them.
After the run, we all went to the Phi Mu house. We were let in by some college girls, and we promptly told them, and everyone that we ran into, that we were among the first girls to live in that house (not that long ago). We gave ourselves a tour, and we found these cute letters in the chapter room. They were begging for a photo!
young college girls again
We wandered up and down the halls of both floors, and we found our photos in the huge composite pictures lining the walls. Yes. Everyone had big hair from 1987-1991. We visited the rooms that we lived in. We admired the improvements that had been made. And we celebrated the news that the house was going to get a facelift and some renovations soon.
Julie and Jean Ann had to leave after this, but Lori and I enjoyed one more meal together at the City Bagel before heading back to Tupelo.
It was a good visit. We really missed our friends who could not join us.
But don't worry---we talked about them! (all good things, of course) :)