Truth be told, I would have been happy to extend my stay in Austin and go horse shopping with Lauren. Alas, that wasn't an option, so on Sunday we rolled out of bed, said our goodbyes and hit the road. The drive was pleasantly uneventful, and we checked into our Amarillo hotel room some seven and a half hours later.
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
I shared this information with Mary Jo, who shared it with another friend who was concerned. She asked, "How do you know that Jennifer's "friend" isn't a serial killer?"
I mean, I guess you never really know, but still, I felt completely at home from the moment we arrived at Lauren's house in Austin.
After we ride, Mary Jo, Karen and I often adjourn to the stable's sitting area for a post ride beverage and talk. It was during one of these sessions that I mentioned that I hadn't seen my in-laws for a long time, and I really needed to go to Texas.
"Maybe you could come with me," Mary Jo mused. "I'm driving to Austin in a couple weeks for my cousin's Celebration of Life."
And just like that, the real quick Texas road trip became a thing.
On Thursday, I packed a bag and said goodbye to my family.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Over the weekend, Mary Jo and I went on a real quick road trip to Austin, Texas.