Scott’s step-dad and mom are visiting here. Taking out-of-town guests around to see the sights here is a tricky business, it requires imagination. If you have out of town visitors in San Diego, for example, you take them to the beach and the zoo. If you have more time, you could take them to the nearby mountains or to Balboa Park. You could drive 90 minutes and go to Disneyland, for that matter. You could take them to Coronado Island or…well, by that time you’d want to go back to the beach.
We love where we live–don’t get me wrong. But it’s not as easy to schedule up a visit with sightseeing and fun activities. Today we took our guests over to the university and walked through some of the beautiful old buildings on campus. We went to the music department, opened up the recital hall and looked at the Steinway concert grand Scott recently finished rebuilding. He played it for us, too. Then we poked around his workshop. We checked out the remodeling they did in the library. The highlight there was checking out the movable stacks…that was amazing, and I’m not being facetious. We went from the university over to the batting cages and D16 did a great job batting.
Came back to the house and had a bit of a rest period and then changed clothes for dinner. We had refreshments out on the back patio and then drove over to Edward’s for dinner. Nice dinner. D16 has a couple of friends from school who work there and who’ve been encouraging him to apply there for a job there–so D16 has stopped by already a couple of times to talk to the manager and has missed him. He talked to him by phone the other day and got the old “don’t call us, we’ll call you.” But tonight his friends were there bussing tables and they pointed out the owner to D16 and encouraged him to go and introduce himself. He did, and the owner said he’d like to hire D16 to start in two weeks. Cool! I hope he’s serious!
Tomorrow we’re going up to Paducah to a world music/art festival being hosted downtown. Sunday will be church, then antique store browsing in Hazel. Monday we’re hoping we’ll be able to fill in the calendar with baseball if D16’s team’s first tournament game is scheduled that day. Otherwise we’re open for suggestions!