This morning, we were up far too early for a Saturday and were off after Cherrios for breakfast to Earl's studio parking lot where we left our car and rode MetroRail downtown to within a block of where we stood/sat to watch the annual Rodeo Parade. I'd not seen the parade in 40 years so it was fun to take my eldest grandchild. I always tear up when the bands pass - Texas A&M, University of Houston, Westbury and other H.S. bands. I always love the military precision of A&M and the diversity of UH and area high schools, music a unifying force. And loved seeing thousands of runners pass by before the parade, all ages and sizes.
Yesterday, I got a security pass to go straight to gate C37 to meet Charlie. He was excited and happy when he arrived and asked about BBQ immediately. I said we were on our way.
So happy Charlie is here in Texas. His mama misses him already and he may miss her too. But life is good, especially with pro basketball at 7:00 p.m.