What does 416 miles and 36 hours equal? A mighty quick weekend to my second homeland, College Station, Texas. Thanks to my Dad, I had the chance to take two of my sisters and a cousin up to Aggieland for a game day.
As I got closer to College Station on Friday evening, it dawned on me how long it had been since my last visit. Maybe five months isn’t a long time to you, but for someone who lived up there for over five years, it has seemed like eternity. Although, I must admit College Station has a different feeling to me now.
Even though we stayed the night at my old house, the trailer park and the city as a whole, has grown without me. Go figure, right? College Station will continue to grow and develop and it will also continue to make my heart ache. It was and still is my second home. After being a “city girl”, living in San Antonio for a year, I feel comfortable saying San Antonio has nothing on College Station.
Yes, I felt old last night when I met up with friends at Harry’s, our old stomping grounds. Shoot I might as well have had wrinkles and wearing mom jeans, I felt so old. You’ve got to understand, in a college town like College Station, 25 is old. But don’t worry it was still fun! Of course, having your sidekick from back in the day never hurts.
But I called it a night earlier than I would have normally. We were back on the road to get Maycee home in time for religion class at 9:30 this morning. #dedication
As I was saying earlier, College Station felt different. Where have the years gone? Is that why it feels different? On my way to Harry’s last night, I thought about how much I learned during my years at Texas A&M. Then how I continued to learn about myself even after graduation and into my first job. Now, two years after moving away from my second home, I realize how much more I know now. And the truly scary thing to ponder, is how much more there remains to be learned!
And that is what also made this trip so exciting. I brought two newest members to the Aggie family. Maycee and Taylor, sister and cousin respectively, will both be members of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2020! They are not only fantastic students but tremendous people too. Couldn’t be prouder. I can’t wait for them to get to experience this ride themselves!
And oh boy was the newly renovated Kyle Field beautiful!
Until next time Aggieland. Keep on being an awesome home away from home for so many people.