TCD is attending EFY this week, so our primary purpose for coming to San Antonio was to get her to Trinity University by 1:00pm.
EFY, or Especially For Youth, is a youth program whose objectives are to encourage, assist, and guide youth participants (ages 14–18) as they strive to “come unto Christ.” EFY creates a setting where youth have the opportunity to develop spiritually, physically, intellectually and socially. Youth have the opportunity to learn and grow together while attending classes, devotionals and firesides. EFY programs are held throughout North America every summer and are attended by more than 50,000 youth. Sessions are primarily supervised by young adult counselors who are positive role models for the youth. All sessions are directed by adult instructors. The program is a five–day, overnight program that begins Monday morning and concludes early Saturday morning. (from EFY Youth Programs)Trinity University is a really beautiful school. Unfortunately I missed a lot of it, because by 12:55pm, my grumpiness had overshadowed any sentimentality I might have felt this morning. I'm pretty sure I dropped TCD off at the right dorm room because I recognized her name on the door and because her roommate's entire family greeted us and had already been there long enough to decorate the entire room. The rest is a blur, though.
The day only got moderately better after that, and if I took the time to make a list, the crappy things about today would heavily outnumber the good things. But there's always good in every day...even if you have to lift some giant rocks to find it.
Here are some of the good parts...
The Riverwalk...oh how I LOVE this place!
It totally reminds me of college and those times when we would hop in someone's car and drive away from Austin for a little while.
the kids all loved it, too (although I was really missing TCD by this point in the day.)
we took all the kids on one of the guided boat tours down the river...and they all loved that, too!
We ended the evening with Mexican food from Casa Rio...another fond memory for me from the early 90s. I LOVE this place...even in 90+ degree weather with 90+% humidity...even with the crowds of people flocking past our table while we sat at the edge of the river...even with the actual flocks of birds waiting anxiously and way too closely for a scrap of something to drop on the ground...it was still great food and great atmosphere. There's no place else I wanted to be tonight.