Spring Break 2006: Day 5

2006-03-17 18:01:00 +0000

The last day of spring break proper included a road trip and a birthday.

This morning Dad, Mark, Matthew and I departed in my dadʼs Buick Le Sabre to drive to Commerce, Texas. (“Le Sabre” is french for “the sabre”.) Itʼs a three-hour drive.

Thank you Mary for talking to me about life and stuff. Dad had the radio turned down special so we could have our conversation.

Once we got to Commerce we rolled over to the Texas A&M campus and did some climbing on their spectacular climbing thingy. Itʼs not made of rock, and itʼs not really a wall. Itʼs an artificial column of climbing fury. Whatever it is, it is cool.

Thank you Lorraine and Chloë for singing to my voicemail. I was on the climbing wall and didnʼt hear my phone ringing.

Then back at my sister Heatherʼs house we watched Just Like Heaven, which was a good movie. But then I needed some fresh air and light, so I slipped outside for a bit while dinner was cooking.

Oh, what a dinner! We had super-tasty lasagna. That pasta could have won a prize, or a medal. The salad and bread were also delicious. Then out comes an incredible cake covered with coconut and twenty-four on-fire candles. Cake was eaten with my new favorite ice cream: English Toffee from Braumʼs. Itʼs authentic French ice cream! Somehow.

My family gave me the stars for my birthday. We went to the planetarium and I felt like I was in fourth grade again. I want to go back, it was so fun. I might even be able to find the North Star on my own now, so that dream of sailing the ocean is one step closer to reality.

Thank you Eric for your message. I was in the planetarium and my phone was off. Thank you Sarah, Rebecca and Eric for singing to me live. It was tender.